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Krim, Seymour



  • Existence: 1922-1989


Seymour M. Krim (1922- 1989) was born in New York City. He spent one year attending the University of North Carolina and then had a wartime job with the Office of War Information. He moved to Greenwich Village and began working as a writer. He edited Nugget magazine, was a reporter for the New York Herald Tribune and contributed essays and reviews to many publications, including the Village Voice. Krim was closely associated with the literary Beats. He is regarded as one of the fathers of "new journalism" or creative non-fiction. He taught at a number of institutions including the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Columbia University. In 1986, while teaching in Haifa in Israel, he suffered a major heart attack. On August 30, 1989, after becoming almost completely disabled, he ended his own life.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Seymour Krim Papers

Identifier: MsC0367

Journalist and essayist. Correspondence, typescripts, notes, reviews, published copies, etc. relating to his literary career and his contributions to beat literature and the new journalism movement.

Dates: 1950-2012