Paul Fussell, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Paul Fussell

Recipient of the Purple Heart medal

Date of Birth: 22-Mar-1924

Place of Birth: Pasadena, California, United States

Date of Death: 23-May-2012

Profession: writer, military historian, university teacher, journalist, literary critic, literary historian

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Paul Fussell

  • Paul Fussell, Jr.
  • (22 March 1924 – 23 May 2012) was an American cultural and literary historian, author and university professor.
  • His writings cover a variety of topics, from scholarly works on eighteenth-century English literature to commentary on America's class system.
  • Fussell served in the 103rd Infantry Division during World War II and was wounded in fighting in France.
  • Returning to the US, Fussell wrote extensively and held several faculty positions, most prominently at Rutgers University (1955-1983) and at the University of Pennsylvania (1983-1994).
  • He is best known for his writings about World War I and II, which explore what he felt was the gap between the romantic myth and reality of war; he made a "career out of refusing to disguise it or elevate it".

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