Short stories by David Cornel DeJong
David Cornel De Jong was the author of 13 novels, 5 childrenâs books, several books of poetry and numerous short stories. His poems and articles were published in publications such as Nation, Poetry, Southern Review, and Atlantic Monthly. He was born in 1905 in Blija, Friesland Province, The Netherlands. Soon after, his family moved to Groningen, and then to Wierum in the Netherlands. His family came to the United States in 1918 when he was thirteen. They settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received a masters degree from Duke University in 1932 and then began his doctorate at Brown University in but shifted to writing full time before completing his Ph.D. He remained in Providence the remainder of his life. He died September, 1967. His papers include drafts of his writings, correspondence with friends and colleagues, diaries, photographs, scrapbooks, and personal papers. Of particular note is De Jong's card catalog, consisting of annotated card entries for his written works. The cards are arranged alphabetically by title and include the publication history for each one. His writings include novels and longer works, short stories, essays, and poems.
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