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Hope Hale Davis

 

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[Hope Hale Davis, the fifth and youngest child of Hal and Frances McFarland Hale, was born in Iowa City, on 2nd November, 1903. Her father, a high school principal, died soon after her birth and her mother married John Overholt. After her step-father’s death, the family moved to Washington. (1)

Hope studied at the Corcoran School of Art and George Washington University, as well as Cincinnati University and the Portland School of Art.]

 

 

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She is perhaps best known as an American feminist, a communist, and author of Great Day Coming: A Memoir of the Thirties.

Her book of short stories, The Dark Way to the Plaza, was published by Doubleday in 1968. Her daughter is fiction writer Lydia Davis.

 

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(Hope Hale Davis in front row, 4th from right)

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Hale_Davis

https://www.revolvy.com/topic/Hope%20Hale%20Davis&item_type=topic

 

 

 

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