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Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957



  • Existence: 1892 - 1957


Arthur Burton Rascoe was born on October 22, 1892 in Fulton, Kenntucky. From 1911 until 1913, he attended the University of Chicago. While still a student, he started writing for the "Chicago Tribune" and continued working there until 1920. In 1922, he became literary editor of the "New York Tribune." He continued in that position until a merger turned the paper into the "New York Herald Tribune" in 1924. In 1935 he was appointed a senior editor at Doubleday, Doran, holding this post until 1952. His best-known work, "Titans of Literature," appeared in 1932. He also authored "Before I Forget," "Theodore Dreiser" (1925), "A Bookman's Daybook" (1929), "The Smart Set Anthology," edited together with Groff Conklin (1934), "The Joys of Reading: Life's Greatest Pleasure" (1937) and Belle Starr, The Bandit Queen" (1941). Roscoe was also a literary critic for the "New York World Telegram" and was a syndicated columnist throughout his career. He was best known for "A Bookman's Daybook," "The Book of the Week," and "TV First-Nighter." Roscoe died on March 19, 1957.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"We Were Interrupted" typescript

Identifier: MS-346
Date(s): 1947

"We Were Interrupted." The collection contains the typescript of Burton Rasco's autobiography, with handwritten corrections by the author and editor's marks, published in 1947.

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