Solomon Barber

- He was born in Shoreham, Long Island in 1917.
- His father, he was told, had been a painter who had died in Utah.
- He had a lugubrious childhood
- His mother died in 1939 when he was 22 years old.
- Other children made fun of him because he was fat
- He spent as much time alone as he could
- Books became a refuge for him early on, a place where he could keep himself hidden
- He felt lonely, was isolated and separated from the outside world
- At the age of 17 he spent his nights composing a novel based on his father’s disappearance
- He became a teacher and wrote books about American history
- When he was 29 years old, he learned to know a woman called Emily Fogg, she was the first woman who had slept not being a prostitute.
- Later he was left by her without knowing that she was having a baby, called Marco Stanley Fogg
- One day, he was found by his son
- After staying in hospital for a long time Solomon Barber died because of an illness