Calisher, Hortense

(b. 1911)
   American writer of short stories and novels. She was born in New York. Her numerous publications include The Rabbi's Daughter.

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  • CALISHER, HORTENSE — (1911– ), U.S. writer. Calisher was born in New York to a family whose ancestry encompassed Jews from the American South as well as Germany. She had, she wrote in her memoir, Herself (1972), no shtetl background. Her stories and memoirs, often… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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