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John Joseph Sherry Mangan, born in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1904, was a little magazine editor, poet, novelist, short-story writer and book designer who largely associated with American expatriate writers in Paris during the 1930s. As a reporter for Time, Life, and Fortune during the World War II years, Mangan illustrated to the American public the cultural and political happenings in Paris. Notable among these features was "Paris Under the Swastika", published in Life in September, 1940. Mangan was a fervent Marxist and was active in the left-wing underground in Paris during the Nazi occupation. Some of his works include his novel Cinderella Married (1932), No Apology for Poetrie and Other Poems Written 1922-1931 (1934), and Salutation to Valediction (1938). Mangan died in 1961.
The Sherry Managan Papers includes correspondence between Mangan and George Anthony Palmer, dated from 1925-61. Letters are arranged in chronological order. For additional notes on this correspondence, see the Manuscripts Card Catalogue.
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