Paula Fox Biography

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Paula Fox was born April 22, 1923, in New York City to Paul Hervey and Elsie de Sola Fox. Her father was an itinerant writer, and when she was born, he was trying to earn a living as a play fixer. In the beginning, Fox did not live with her parents; for the first six years of her life, her home was with a Congregational minister who had been a newspaperman. He was an avid historian of the Revolutionary period, focusing particularly on the Hudson Valley area. He wrote daily, producing sermons, columns, essays on battles, sonnets and a book.

Nearly every room housed books.

She says of herself during that time, "Often he would read something to me from his own work. He talked of the difficulties of writing a sonnet. I could hardly have understood, but the word sonnet itself stirred me . . . He taught...

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