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Edgar Mittelholzer

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Edgar Mittelholzer

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Full Name: Edgar Austin Mittelholzer
Born: December 16, 1909
New Amsterdam, British Guiana, British Empire
Died: May 5, 1965
Farnham, Surrey, England, UK
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: Guyanese
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Biography

Edgar Austin Mittelholzer was a Guyanese novelist, the earliest novelist from the West Indian region to establish himself in Europe and gain a significant European readership. Mittelholzer, who earned his living almost exclusively by writing fiction, is considered the first professional novelist to come out of the English-speaking Caribbean. His novels include characters and situations from a variety of places within the Caribbean, and range in time from the early period of European settlement to the 20th century. They feature a cross-section of ethnic groups and social classes, dealing with subjects of historical, political, psychological, and moral interest. Mittelholzer is "certainly the most prolific novelist to be produced by the Caribbean".


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 (1960)
 (1955)
 
 
 
 
 
 

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