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Dell, Floyd Jameslocked

(28 June 1887–23 July 1969)
  • Douglas Clayton

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Dell, Floyd James (28 June 1887–23 July 1969), novelist and critic, was born in Barry, Illinois, the son of Anthony Dell, a butcher and laborer, and Kate Crone, a teacher. The experience of childhood poverty greatly influenced Dell’s political views and writings. As an adolescent in Quincy, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa, he despaired of his family’s poverty and joined the Socialist party. Leaving high school after his junior year, Dell helped support his family by working as a reporter for Davenport newspapers from 1905 to 1908. In 1905 and 1906 he also wrote for and edited the ...

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