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Vance Bourjaily dies at 87; novelist, professor whose WWII experiences influenced early work
Vance Bourjaily dies at 87; novelist, professor whose WWII experiences influenced early work

Vance Bourjaily, a novelist and professor of writing who was part of the post- World War II generation of writers whose wartime experiences influenced their early work, has died. He was 87.Bourjaily, who was discovered by legendary editor Max Perkins, died Aug. 31 at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif., after suffering a brain hemorrhage in a fall at his home in San Rafael on Aug. 18, said his wife, Yasmin Mogul.An ambulance driver for the American Field Service in the Middle East and Italy before being drafted into the Army in 1944 and becoming part of the occupying forces in Japan after the war ended, Bourjaily caught the attention of Perkins at Charles Scribner's Sons in 1946....

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