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Anatole Broyard
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    (July 16, 1920-October 11, 1990)
    Born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    Literary critic for the New York Times
    Wrote 'The Anatomy of My Illness'
    Died of prostate cancer at 70
    He was a fair-skinned black man who 'passed' for white.
    He refused to discuss his ethnic heritage.
    He broke off contact with his darker-skinned relatives and friends.
    He would make rude comments about blacks to his white friends.
    He may have 'passed' in order to not face racial discrimination.
    He served in World War II.
    He was the inspiration for Philip Roth's novel 'The Human Stain (2000).'
    His children didn't meet the black side of the family until after his death.

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