John Cournos (1881 - 1966) was an American writer from a
Russian- Jewish background; his family emigrated when he was aged 10.
He was one of the
Imagistpoets, but is better known for his other writing, of novels, short stories, essays and criticism, and as a translator of Russian literature. He used the pseudonymJohn Courtney. He also wrote for the Philadelphia Record under the pseudonym "Gorky."
He married Helen Kestner (1893 - 1960), who was also an author, under the
pseudonym Sybil Norton. However, he is probably best known for his unhappy affair with Dorothy L. Sayerswhich she had fictionalized in the detective book " Strong Poison", published in 1930 and he himself did in "The Devil Is an English Gentleman" (1932).
His novels include:
"The Mask" (1919)
"London Under the Bolsheviks" (1919)
"The Wall" (1921?)
"The New Candide" (1924)
"Miranda Masters" (1926)
"O’Flatulence the Great" (1927)
"Grandmother Martin Is Murdered" (1930)
"Wandering Women" (1930)
"The Devil Is an English Gentleman" (1932)
"A Boy Named John" (1941)
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