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Helen Yglesias collection, 1981-1998

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Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes articles, reviews, interviews, and an obituary.

Biographical/Historical Note

Helen Yglesias (nee Helen Bassine) was a Jewish-American novelist who lived in North Brooklin, Maine. She was born March 29, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York to Polish and Russian immigrants, and never received more than a high school education. In 1950, she married Jose Yglesias, who was also an author. She became the literary editor at The Nation in 1965. Her first novel, How She Died was published in 1972. Her other published works were Family Feeling (1976), Sweetsir (1981), The Saviors (1987), and The Girls (1999). She died March 28, 2008 in Manhattan.