James Purdy

James Purdy

1914 - 2009

American novelist, playwright, poet, and short story writer James Purdy remained a controversial figure throughout his life. His poetry has been set to music by composers Robert Helps and Robert Hundley.

Photo: James Purdy, March 15, 1957, photo by Carl Van Vechten, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division


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Songs & Song Collections BY Purdy (entered to date)
Composers who set Purdy's TEXTS (entered to date)

Audio PLaylist