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1960

The Light Infantry Ball

By Hamilton Basso

Original Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.

Current Publisher: Out of Print

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Philip Roth for Goodbye, Columbus

Fiction Judges That Year: Kay Boyle, Brendan Gill, Alexander Laing, William Peden, Charles J. Rolo

The Year in Literature:

  • Advise and Consent by Allen Drury won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Saint-John Perse won the Nobel Prize for literature. 

More Information: The Light Infantry Ball is the prequel to Basso’s The View from Pompey’s Head, which was a Fiction Finalist in 1955.

 

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