John Cournos

[John Courtney / Gorky]

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John Cournos (born Ivan Grigorievich Korshun, 6 March 1881 – 27 August 1966), a writer of Russian-Jewish background, was born in Kiev, Russian Empire, whence his family emigrated when he was aged 10. During the 1910s and 1920s, he lived in Britain, where his literary career started. He later emigrated to the USA, where he spent the rest of his life.

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