Newton Arvin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Newton Arvin

literary critic

Date of Birth: 25-Aug-1900

Place of Birth: Valparaiso, Indiana, United States

Date of Death: 23-Mar-1963

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

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Newton Arvin

  • Fredrick Newton Arvin (August 25, 1900 – March 21, 1963) was an American literary critic and academic.
  • He achieved national recognition for his studies of individual nineteenth-century American authors. After teaching at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts for 38 years, he was forced into retirement in 1960 after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the possession of pictures of semi-nude males that the law deemed pornographic.Arvin was also one of the first lovers of the author Truman Capote.

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