McGrath, Thomas

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(1916-1990) US poet and author of The Gates of Ivory, the Gates of Horn (1957), a Dystopian vision of a future America controlled by Machines. The tale is clearly influenced by – and a response to – his treatment in 1953 as an unfriendly witness before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, which caused his dismissal from the Los Angeles State College. [JC]

Thomas McGrath

born Sheldon, North Dakota: 20 November 1916

died Minneapolis, Minnesota: 20 September 1990

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