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ERICH SEGAL

ERICH SEGALAn American author, screenwriter, and educator Erich Wolf Segal (16 June, 1937- 17 January, 2010) shot to fame as the author of Love Story . The tragic novel was later adapted into a motion picture which was also a major hit. Son of a teaher, Segal attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn, USA.He travelled to Switzerland to take summer courses. He attended Harvard College, graduating both as the class poet and Latin salutorian in 1958, after which he obtained his master’s degree in 1959 and a doctorate degree in 1965 in comparative literature from Harvard University. Later he joined the teaching profession. Erich Segal used to teach Greek and Latin literature at Harvard University, Yale University and Princeton University. He also had been a Supernumerary Fellow and subsequently an Honorary of Wolfson College at Oxford University. His first academic book was the Roman Laughter: The Comedy of Plautus which had revolutionized the great Roman comic playwright widely known today as the inspiration for Broadway hit, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. In 2001 Harvard published his The Death of Comedy , the all-encompassing literary history. The book for which Segal is world famous today is Love Story, a 1970 romance novel. A film adaptation was released on December 16, 1970. While teaching at various universities Segal published a number of scholarly works. He was a visiting professor to the University of Munich, Princeton University, and Dartmouth College. He wrote widely on Greek and Latin literature. His novel The Class published in 1985 was a saga based on the Harvard Class of 1958.It was a bestseller, and won literary accolades in France and Italy. Doctors was another New York Times bestseller from Segal. Erich Segal died of a heart attack on January 17, 2010 after suffering from Parkinson’s disease.? Read More Read Less

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