Malcolm Cowley Biography
(Novelist & Poet)
Birthday: August 24, 1898 (Virgo)
Born In: Pennsylvania
Malcolm Cowley was an American literary critic, poet, editor and a social historian who went on to become a representative of the America’s ‘Lost Generation’ after the World War I. Born to a homeopathic physician, he was a sincere student from an early age and won a scholarship to pursue his higher studies at a prestigious university. His education was interrupted during the World War I, when he served with the American Army in France. After his graduation, he became friends with some of the most renowned literary authors during his stay in France and began his career as a freelance writer cum translator upon his return to America. He later worked as an editor, eventually becoming a poet and a novelist. His books received positive response from the readers and he was regarded as an extraordinary author of his time. His unique writing style and creative thinking engrossed the readers who appreciated his truthfulness. He was one of the great influences of the generation and also received respect from his contemporaries for his honest efforts towards creating a better society. He redefined American literature through his exceptional flair for writing.