|Birthname||Joseph Leon Edel|
|born on||9 September 1907 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )|
|Place||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 40n26, 80w00|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||15°53' 08°01 Asc. 09°20'|
American-born Canadian literary critic and biographer whose work on Henry James won him both a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. The Encyclopædia Britannica calls Edel "the foremost 20th-century authority on the life and works of Henry James."
Though he wrote on James Joyce (James Joyce: The Last Journey, 1947) and on the Bloomsbury group, his lifework is summed up in his five-volume biography of Henry James (Henry James: A Biography 1953–1972). Edel discussed the notion of biography in Literary Biography (1957), in particular his conviction that literary biography should enfold a subjective author's self-perceptions into his output. Edel's second and third volumes of the James biography earned him the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography and a National Book Award for Nonfiction.
He was the elder brother of North American philosopher Abraham Edel. Leon Edel died on 5 September 1997, four days before his 90th birthday.
- sibling relationship with Edel, Abraham (born 6 December 1908)
- compare to chart of James, Henry (1843) (born 15 April 1843)
- Work : Prize 1963 (Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography)
- Work : Prize 1963 (National Book Award for Nonfiction)
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher (English and American literature)
- Vocation : Writers : Biographer
- Vocation : Writers : Critic (Literary)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
- Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Biography or Autobiography)