(August 12, 1926 — May 24, 2002) was an American comic novelist best known for his first novel, ''To an Early Grave'' (1964), about four men who spend the day driving across Brooklyn to their friend's funeral. He is also known for ''Teitlebaum's Window'' (1970), a comic novel about a Jewish boy growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and 1940s. Markfield was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship
in 1965 after the publication of ''To an Early Grave''.
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