John Keats


John Keats (1921-Nov. 3, 2000) was an American writer and biographer. Keats was born Moultrie, Georgia. He attended the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania before serving in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific during World War II. He worked for The Washington Daily News in the 1950s. His debut as an author came in 1956 with The Crack in the Picture Window, a broadside at sprawling suburban housing developments. Keats wrote numerous magazine articles, which led to non-fiction books and biographies. Keats bought "Pine Island", one of the Thousand Islands, in the 1950s as a vacation home for himself, his wife and three children. He was living in Kingston, Ontario at the time of his death in order to be close to the island about which he wrote in "Of Time and an Island" in 1974. From 1974 to about 1990 Keats taught magazine writing at Syracuse University. Biographies Other books Keats died November 3, 2000, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He was 79.  ( Wikipedia article )


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