Irving Greenfield

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Irving A. Greenfield
BornFebruary 22, 1929
Brooklyn, New York
Genrehistorical fantasy, science fiction
Notable worksAncient of Days, Tagget, Only the Dead Speak Russian
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Irving A. Greenfield (born 1929) is a humanities professor and the prolific author of over 300 novels. He is best known as the writer of Ancient of Days and Only the Dead Speak Russian.


Dr. Irving Greenfield was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 22, 1928. Graduating from Brooklyn College in 1950, Greenfield spent two years in the Merchant Marine and served during the Korean War in the combat infantry.[1] He was later awarded a PhD for his work in fiction.[2]

For 18 years, Greenfield taught as an Associate Professor (Adjunct) at Wagner College in the Humanities Department.[3] He is still associated with the college, holding the title of Research Fellow, with an expertise in English Literature and in Composition. Greenfield now teaches at the Discovery Institute at the College of Staten Island.[4]

Creative work[edit]

Dr. Irving Greenfield's work has appeared in a variety of media. Greenfield's short stories have appeared in several publications, including Amsterdam Quarterly,[5] The Vignette Review,[6] A Thousand and One Stories,[7] Maudlin House,[8] Hippocampus Magazine,[9] Electron Magazine,[10] Chicago Literati,[11] The Stone Canoe (electronic edition), The Stone Hobo, Contraposition, The Furious Gazelle[12], Festival Writer[13], Shadowgraph[14], Way Too Fantasy[15], Prime Mincer, Lavender Wolves Literary Journal[16], eFiction Mag, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine[17], The Note, Sleet Magazine[18], Barking Sycamores[19], Writing for Tomorrow, The Raven's Perch[20], Brawler[21], Runaway Parade[22], and Amarillo Bay.[23]

Universal International adapted his novel Tagget into a 1991 film for TV starring Daniel J. Travanti.[24] Greenfield has additionally published one-act and full-length plays, to much critical acclaim. His one-act play, "Billy," was one of five nominated winners of the Yukon Pacific Play Award, and also won a Nova Award for the most original play on CTV.[25] Greenfield'a video play, "Camp #2, Bucharest," won a Nova Award for the best drama of 1998 on Community Access TV. Finally, his novel, Ancient of Days, was on the New York Post's bestseller list for six weeks,[26] though his masterpiece is typically considered to be his novel, Only the Dead Speak Russian.[27]


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  2. ^ "Irving Greenfield Biography". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
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  4. ^ "Amarillo Bay Literary Magazine - Irving A. Greenfield". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  5. ^ "Authors AQ1 - 17 - Amsterdam Quarterly". Amsterdam Quarterly. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  6. ^ "Cantonese by Irving A. Greenfield". The Vignette Review. 2015-06-09. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  7. ^ "Going Home, by Irving Greenfield". A Thousand and One Stories. 2016-06-26. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  8. ^ "A Congregation Of Sparrows". Maudlin House. 2014-10-02. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  9. ^ "Memorial Day Weekend 2015 by Irving A. Greenfield". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  10. ^ "What's New at Electron Press". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  11. ^ Literati, Chicago (2017-01-24). "The Table by Irving Greenfield". Chicago Literati. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  12. ^ 23, Dr Irving A. Greenfield June; Pm, 2015 at 3:45 (2015-06-23). ""Sylvia's Birthday Party," by Irving A. Greenfield". The Furious Gazelle. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  13. ^ "festival-of-language". festival-of-language. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  14. ^ "Irving A. Greenfield – Shadowgraph Magazine". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  15. ^ "The Goolies by Dr. Irving A. Greenfield". Way Too Fantasy. 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  16. ^ "ONE ROUND FOR CUCCIATA". Lavender Wolves Literary Journal. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  17. ^ "bios may 2013". Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  18. ^ "  — Dr. Irving A. Greenfield". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  19. ^ "Issue 5 Irving A. Greenfield – Barking Sycamores". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  20. ^ Foor, Nicole. "The RavensPerch". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  21. ^ "Brawler". Brawler. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  22. ^ "Runaway Parade - Irving A. Greenfield". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  23. ^ "Amarillo Bay Literary Magazine - Irving A. Greenfield". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  24. ^ Travanti, Daniel J.; Hart, Roxanne; Goetz, Peter Michael; Tobolowsky, Stephen (1991-02-14), Tagget, retrieved 2017-04-13
  25. ^ "Amarillo Bay Literary Magazine - Irving A. Greenfield". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
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