Nebraska Authors

Norman O. Brown

AKA: "Nobby"

Born 1913-09-25 (MEXICO)

Died 2002-10-02
Santa Cruz, CA (USA)

Philosopher, Emeritus Professor of Humanities at the University of California at Santa Cruz

Places Lived

Madison, WI
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Philosophical Essays


Undergraduate Studies in Classical Literature, Oxford University, Oxford, ENGLAND
Ph.D. in Classical Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


Classics Professor
French Culture Specialist
Professor of Humanities

Places Worked

Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Office of Strategic Services, United States Government
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA


Hermes the Thief: The Evolution of a Myth. 1947.
Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History. 1959.
Love's Body. 1966.
Closing Time. 1973.
Apocalypse and/or Metamorphosis. 1991.
The Challenge of Islam: The Prophetic Tradition. Edited by Jerome Neu, 2009.

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