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Cournos, John, 1881-1966



  • Existence: 1881 - 1966

John Cournos was born Ivan Grigorievich Korshun on March 6, 1881 in Russia. He was a writer and translator of Russian-Jewish background. In June 1912, he moved to London, where he freelanced as an interviewer and critic for both UK and US publications and began his literary career as a poet and, later, novelist. He later emigrated to the US, where he spent the rest of his life. Cournos died on August 27, 1966.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"A Treasury of Russian Life and Humor" typescript

Identifier: MS-205
Overview "A Treasury of Russian Life and Humor" (1943). The collection contains the typescripts with handwritten notations and printer's marks as well as printed material cut from books or magazines with handwritten notations for this anthology by John Cournos, published in 1943.