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Frank, Waldo

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1889-1967) US author whose wide-ranging but at times not very penetrating interest in philosophy, Religion and Psychology gained him acclaim in the 1920s, though his left-leaning politics became less and less palatable as the decades passed. Chalk Face (1924) details the effects of a psychological investigation into split personalities, climaxing in the protagonist's discovery that he has detached an aspect of his own self to do murders on his behalf. [JC]

Waldo David Frank

born Long Branch, New Jersey: 25 August 1889

died 9 January 1967


  • Chalk Face (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1924) [hb/]
  • The Invaders (New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1948) [hb/]


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