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Full Name: Richard George Farina
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(1937 - 1966) Writer, folksinger. Farina was a member of the counterculture scene of the early- to mid-sixties. He wrote in Greenwich Village and married Carolyn Hester, a successful folksinger. His friendship with Bob Dylan is a central topic of David Hajdu's Pulitzer Prize-winning book 'Positively 4th Street.'
Author's Timeline:
1937 Kings County
Richard George Farina was born March 8, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York. 
1966 (Unknown) County
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me
(Pub: Random House ISBN: )
Novel. 
1966 (Unknown) County
Richard Farina died in a motorcycle accident in Carmel Valley, California in 1966. 
1969 (Unknown) County
Long Time Coming And A Long Time Gone
(Pub: New York: Random House. ISBN: )
Short fiction and nonfiction. 
? Kings County
Farina grew up in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn and attended Brooklyn Technical High School.  
? Tompkins County
Farina earned an academic scholarship to Cornell University where he started as an Engineering major. Later he switched to English. While at Cornell he published short stories for some of the local literary magazines as well as for "The Transatlantic Review"and "Mademoiselle." Farina dropped out just before graduation in 1959. While at Cornell he bacame close friends of Thomas Pynchon.  
? New York County
Farina lived in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York. 
? (Unknown) County
Richard Farina was interred at Monterey City Cemetery, Monterey, Monterey County, California. 

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