John Horne Burns

American writer, the author of three novels.

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Galleria Umberto I

Public shopping gallery in Naples, southern Italy.

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{{center|Interior of Galleria Umberto I. Naples, Campania, Italy, Southern Europe}}

The Galleria Umberto is the setting for The Gallery (1947) by the American writer John Horne Burns (1916–1953) based on his experiences as an American soldier in Naples shortly after the liberation of the city.

List of Phillips Academy alumni

List of notable past students of Phillips Academy and of the former Abbot Academy (Phillips became coeducational in 1973 by merging with its sister school).

John Horne Burns, author (graduated 1933)

1947 in literature

This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1947.

Actor-manager Henry Irving

John Horne Burns – The Gallery

List of Americans of Irish descent

List of Americans of Irish descent, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American-born descendants.

Notable Irish Americans

John Horne Burns – novelist and travel writer; author of The Gallery

List of Irish Americans

List of notable Irish Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American-born descendants.

Notable Irish Americans

John Horne Burns – novelist and travel writer; author of The Gallery

David Margolick

Long-time contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

He is the author of Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns, a biography of the controversial American author John Horne Burns.

October 1916

The following events occurred in October 1916:

French infantry recapturing Douaumont during the Battle of Verdun.
Palace Coup against Emperor Iyasu of Ethiopia
SMS Körös
SS Gallia in 1913
SMS Cöln
Wounded Italian soldiers being tranferred.
Aviator Tony Jannus, killed in a crash
Golfer Jim Barnes, first PGA champion
Imperatritsa Mariya at anchor in Sevastopol
Karl von Stürgkh, Minister-President of Austria, assassinated
Italian infantry after leaving the trenches on the eve of the Ninth Battle of the Isonzo

Born: Manuel Azcárate, Spanish politician, leader of the Communist Party of Spain, in Madrid (d. 1998); John Horne Burns, American writer, author of The Gallery and other novels, in Andover, Massachusetts (d. 1953); Walt Whitman Rostow, American economist, developed the Rostow's stages of growth for economics, National Security Adviser from 1966 to 1969, in New York City (d. 2003)

The Battle of San Pietro

Documentary film directed by John Huston about the Battle of San Pietro Infine sixty miles from Naples during World War II.

The film was screened to U.S. troops in North Africa in 1944, where John Horne Burns described it in a letter as "almost more than any heart can stand".

A Long Day's Dying

Debut novel of the American author and theologian, Frederick Buechner.

Perhaps the first to identify A Long Day’s Dying with the American literary tradition of the fin de siècle, novelist John Horne Burns remarked that: Frederick Buechner's A Long Day's Dying is a novel of sheer magic.