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Barrett, William E. (William Edmund), 1900-1986


Do not confuse with: Barrett, W. E. (William Emerson), 1858-1906.

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William E. Barrett Papers

Identifier: M014
Abstract William E. Barrett (1900-1986) wrote numerous novels, short stories and articles. His novel, The Left Hand of God, was translated into ten different languages and was made into a movie, starring Humphrey Bogart. The Lilies of the Field was made into a movie starring Sidney Poitier in 1963. Barrett's work reflects the dilemmas of his society through interpersonal relationships and religious and ethical decisions made by his characters. His writings are representative of the needs of the age,...
Dates: 1926-1975