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Jun042012

1960

Men Die

By H.L. Humes

Original and Current Publisher: Random House

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:

  • Humes was a co-founder of The Paris Review in 1953, along with Peter Matthiessen and George Plimpton.
  • Humes wrote only one other novel in his lifetime: The Underground City (1958). He began a third novel, The Memoirs of Dorsey Slade, but never finished it.
  • Humes suffered from mental illness, including paranoia and delusions, supposedly as a result of taking LSD in the mid-1960s. 

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