Michener, James A(lbert)


Michener, James A(lbert)
born Feb. 3, 1907?, New York, N.Y., U.S.
died Oct. 16, 1997, Austin, Texas

U.S. novelist and short-story writer.

Michener was a foundling discovered in Doylestown, Pa., and he was raised as a Quaker. From 1944 to 1946 he was a naval historian in the South Pacific, the setting of his early fiction; his Tales of the South Pacific (1947, Pulitzer Prize) was adapted as the Broadway musical South Pacific (1949; film, 1958). He is best known for epic and detailed novels drawing on extensive research, including Hawaii (1959; film, 1966), Iberia (1968), Centennial (1974), Chesapeake (1978), Space (1982), and Mexico (1992).

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  • Michener, James A(lbert) — (3 feb. ¿1907?, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.–16 oct. 1997, Austin, Texas). Novelista y cuentista estadounidense. Michener fue abandonado de niño y hallado Doylestown, Pa., y se crió en el seno de una familia cuáquera. De 1944 a 1946 se desempeño como …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • James — James, Henry James, Henry James, William * * * (as used in expressions) Agee, James Anderson, (James) Maxwell Audubon, John James Baldwin, James (Arthur) Balfour (de Whittingehame), Arthur James, 1 conde Ballard, J(ames) G(raham) Barrie, Sir… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Michener — /mish neuhr/ for 1; /mich euh neuhr, mich neuhr/ for 2, n. 1. (Daniel) Roland, 1900 91, Canadian public official and diplomat: governor general 1967 74. 2. James A(lbert), 1907 97, U.S. novelist. * * * …   Universalium

  • Michener — Miche•ner [[t]ˈmɪtʃ ə nər, ˈmɪtʃ nər[/t]] n. big James A(lbert), 1907–97, U.S. novelist …   From formal English to slang

  • Michener — /ˈmɪtʃənə/ (say michuhnuh) noun James A(lbert), 1907–97, US writer; noted for his regional saga type novels such as Hawaii (1959) and The Source (1965) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Albert — Albert, Catalina * * * (as used in expressions) Achebe, (Albert) Chinua(lumogu) Barnes, Albert C(oombs) Beveridge, Albert J(eremiah) Bierstadt, Albert Billroth, (Christian Albert) Theodor Blakeslee, Albert Francis Brisbane, Albert Charles Albert… …   Enciclopedia Universal


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