- January 10 - Dashiell Hammett, crime writer and screenwriter, 66 (lung cancer)
- January 21 - Blaise Cendrars, Swiss novelist and poet, 73
- January 30 - Dorothy Thompson, influential journalist, 67
- May 26 - William Troy, writer and teacher, 57 (cancer)
- June 2 - George S. Kaufman, dramatist and critic, 71
- July 2 - Ernest Hemingway, novelist, 61 (suicide)
- July 12 - Mazo de la Roche, novelist, 82
- July 17 - Olga Forsh, Russian dramatist, novelist and memoirist, 88
- September 27 - H.D., poet, novelist and memoirist, 75
- October 19 - Mihail Sadoveanu, Romanian novelist, 80
- November 2 - James Thurber, humorist, 66
- December 7 - Roussan Camille, Haitian poet and journalist, 49
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Famous quotes containing the word deaths:
“You lived too long, we have supped full with heroes,
they waste their deaths on us.”
—C.D. Andrews (19131992)
“As deaths have accumulated I have begun to think of life and death as a set of balance scales. When one is young, the scale is heavily tipped toward the living. With the first death, the first consciousness of death, the counter scale begins to fall. Death by death, the scales shift weight until what was unthinkable becomes merely a matter of gravity and the fall into death becomes an easy step.”
—Alison Hawthorne Deming (b. 1946)
“There is the guilt all soldiers feel for having broken the taboo against killing, a guilt as old as war itself. Add to this the soldiers sense of shame for having fought in actions that resulted, indirectly or directly, in the deaths of civilians. Then pile on top of that an attitude of social opprobrium, an attitude that made the fighting man feel personally morally responsible for the war, and you get your proverbial walking time bomb.”
—Philip Caputo (b. 1941)