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Lot 24: David Derek Stacton (1923-1968) American novelist
29 October 2016
Wells, ME, USA
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Description: David Derek Stacton (1923-1968) American novelist, historian and poet. TLS, no date, 1p, to Mr. Silkin, probably Jon Silkin (1930-1997) the British poet. Stacton was born in San Francisco. In author profiles, however, he claimed to have been born April 25, 1925 in Minden, Nevada (several of his books are set in Nevada). Stacton attended Stanford University from 1941–43. He served in the Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector, and wrote a letter as “David Stacton” decrying the compliant American masses to Dwight Macdonald’s Politics in 1945. He lived in Europe from 1951–1954, 1960–1962, and 1964–1965. Most of his books as David Stacton were originally published in England. Stacton wrote under the pseudonyms Carse Boyd, Bud Clifton, David Dereksen and David West. He also ghosted Living Religions Of The World a 1956 work accredited to Frederic Spiegelberg. VG.
Condition Report: VG