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Fried, Erich (1921–1988), poet, translator, and essayist, was born on 6 May 1921 in Vienna, the only child of middle-class Jewish parents, Hugo Fried (1890–1938), haulage contractor, later hypnotist, and his wife, Nellie, née Stein (1896–1982). After the Nazi annexation of Austria his father was arrested and beaten to death by the ...

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Guedalla, Philip (1889–1944), historian and essayist, was born on 12 March 1889 in Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale, London, the only son of David Guedalla, an almond broker in Mincing Lane, who came from a Spanish-Jewish family, and his wife, Louise Soman. Guedalla's talents developed early, and at ...

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Philip Guedalla (1889–1944) by Sir William Rothenstein © Estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kitaj, Ronald Brooks [Ron] (1932–2007), painter and essayist, was born Ronald Brooks Benway on 29 October 1932, in Chagrin Falls, near Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Sigmund Benway and his wife, Jeanne, née Brooks (d. 1995), a steel mill worker and teacher. His father was born in ...

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Ronald Brooks Kitaj (1932–2007) self-portrait, 1993–4 © estate of R. B. Kitaj / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Litvinoff, Emanuel (1915–2011), poet and writer, was born at 76 Christian Street, Whitechapel, London, on 30 June 1915, the second of four sons and second of five children of Maxim (Meir, or Mark) Litvinoff, or Litvinov, tailor's presser, and his wife, Rosa, née...

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Low, Sir Sidney James Mark (1857–1932), journalist, historian, and essayist, was born at Blackheath, London, on 22 January 1857, the eldest child in the family of six sons and five daughters of Maximilian Loewe or Low (1830-1900) and his wife Theresa née Schacherl (1835-1887)...

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Mikes, George (1912–1987), writer and humorist, was born György Mikes on 15 February 1912 in Siklós, Hungary, the son of Alfred Mikes, lawyer, and his wife, Margit, née Gál. During the First World War the family moved to Pécs, where Alfred Mikes worked in a military court; they returned to ...