Russell Hoban


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Russell Conwell Hoban (February 4, 1925 – December 13, 2011) was an American expatriate writer of fantasy, science fiction, mainstream fiction, magic realism, poetry, and children's books. He lived in London, England, from 1969 until his death.

Hoban was born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia, to Jewish immigrants from Ostrog (now in Ukraine). His father, Abram T. ... more »

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  • ''After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?''
    Russell Hoban (b. 1925), U.S. author. Boaz-Jachin, in The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz, ch. 27 (1973).
  • ''Nothing to be done really about animals. Anything you do looks foolish. The answer isn't in us. It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't.''
    Russell Hoban (b. 1925), U.S. author. George Fairbairn, in Turtle Diary, ch. 42 (1975).
  • ''Nothing to be done really about animals. Anything you do looks foolish. The answer isn't in us. It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't.''
    Russell Hoban (b. 1925), U.S. author. George Fairbairn, in Turtle Diary, ch. 42 (1975).
  • ''Nothing to be done really about animals. Anything you do looks foolish. The answer isn't in us. It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't.''
    Russell Hoban (b. 1925), U.S. author. George Fairbairn, in Turtle Diary, ch. 42 (1975).
  • ''If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.''
    Russell Hoban (b. 1925), U.S. author. Jachin-Boaz, in The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz, ch. 1 (1973).
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