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Trow, George W S

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1943-2006) US journalist, playwright, polemicist and author, probably best known for a work of moderately savage, socially conservative criticism of the American Media Landscape, Within the Context of No Context (17 November 1980 The New Yorker; 1981). He is of modest sf interest for the stories assembled in Bullies (coll 1980), surreal Satires set in unclearly discernible Alternate Worlds. As George Swift Trow he co-scripted the film Savages (1972), directed by James Ivory. [JC]

George William Swift Trow, Jr

born Greenwich, Connecticut: 28 September 1943

died Naples, Italy: 24 November 2006

works (highly selected)

  • Bullies (Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown, 1980) [coll: hb/]
  • Within the Context of No Context (Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown, 1981) [nonfiction: first appeared 17 November 1980 The New Yorker: hb/nonpictorial]

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