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Fraenkel, Michael, 1896-1957



  • Existence: 1896 - 1957

Michael Fraenkel was born in Lithuania in 1896. The family immigrated to the United States in 1903, where Fraenkel graduated from the the City College of New York, and moved to Paris in 1926 to write. In Paris, Fraenkel became friends with Henry Miller and formed a publishing company with Walter Lowenfels called Carrefour Press. Publications include "Anonymous: The Need for Anonymity" (with Walter Lowenfels, 1930), "Bastard Death: The Autobiography of an Idea" (1936), "Death in a Room: Poems 1927-1930" (1936) and "Hamlet" (with Henry Miller, 1941-1943). Fraenkel died in 1957.

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Michael Fraenkel papers

Identifier: MS-264
Overview Michael Fraenkel (1896-1957), writer and publisher. The collection contains letters to Herbert F. West, (1939-1944), commenting on literary matters, World War II, and Henry Miller as well as a handwritten manuscript of a portion of his essay, "The Genesis of Tropic of Cancer" and a review by Neil Montgomery of his book, "Death Is Not Enough."