Lange, Oliver

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Pseudonym of US author, artist and critic John Wadleigh (1927-2013), who in the late 1950s was an editorial assistant at The New Yorker. His best known novel is Vandenberg (1971; vt Defiance: An American Novel 1984), a Near Future tale whose eponymous hero – along with other New Mexican mavericks – fights to the death against the Soviet Invasion and takeover of the USA, retreating to the Rocky Mountains to die undefeated. [JC/DRL]

John Wadleigh

born New York: 14 December 1927

died Bandon, Oregon: 24 September 2013

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