He came to prominence during WW-II with his short stories about army life in the New Yorker.
Following the war, he joined the staff of Time magazine as a contributing editor. He remained there for more than twenty years, working in 23 of the magazine's departments.
In addition to his short stories, he was the author of three novels, The Side of the Angels (1947), The Walls of Heaven (1951), and The Notion of Sin (1959).
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