- L. Moody Simms
Basso, Hamilton (05 September 1904–13 May 1964), novelist, was born Joseph Hamilton Basso in New Orleans, the son of Dominick Basso, owner of a small shoe factory, and Louise Calamari, both of Italian descent. Growing up in New Orleans, Basso attended Colton Grammar School and Easton High School. In 1922 he entered Tulane University to study law. Finding himself more interested in history and literature than law, he became friends with a number of writers and intellectuals associated with the literary periodical the ...