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Janet Groth

Biography

Janet Groth

Janet Groth, Emeritus Professor of English at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, has also taught at Vassar, Brooklyn College, the University of Cincinnati, and Columbia. She was a Fulbright lecturer in Norway and a visiting fellow at Yale and is the author of EDMUND WILSON: A CRITIC FOR OUR TIME (for which she won the NEMLA Book Award) and coauthor of CRITIC IN LOVE: A ROMANTIC BIOGRAPHY OF EDMUND WILSON. She lives in New York City.

Janet Groth

Books by Janet Groth

by Janet Groth - Memoir, Nonfiction

Janet Groth recalls the two decades she spent as a receptionist for The New Yorker in this memoir that details the comings and goings, marriages and divorces, scandalous affairs, failures, triumphs, and tragedies of the eccentric inhabitants of the eighteenth floor. During those single-in-the-city years, Groth tried on many identities, but eventually she would have to leave The New Yorker to find her true self.