Giroux, Robert

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Writer, editor, publisher, most notably for 40 years as a partner in the the firm of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Native of New Jersey, graduated with honors from Columbia University in 1936. Author of three books: The Education of an editor : the Bowker lectures for 1981; The Book known as Q : a study of Shakespeare's sonnets (1982); and A Deed of death : the story of an unsolved Hollywood murder (1990). Edited or wrote introductions for The Collected prose of Elizabeth Bishop; One art : a collection of Elizabeth Bishop's letters; The Complete stories of Bernard Malamud; The Freedom of the poet : the collected essays of John Berryman; The Collected stories of Flannery O'Connor; and The Collected stories of Peter Taylor. Among other authors edited by Giroux are Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, T.S. Eliot, William Golding, Seamus Heaney, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Jack Kerouac, Robert Lowell, Thomas Merton, Walker Percy, Randall Jarrell, George Orwell, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jean Stafford and Derek Walcott. Honors and awards have included the National Book Critics Circle Award for distinguished contributions to American literature as editor and publisher; the Alexander Hamilton Award from Columbia University; New York University's Elmer Bobst Award; and the Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Seton Hall University.

From the description of The Papers of Robert Giroux, 1936-2003. (Loyola University). WorldCat record id: 53948097

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T.S. Eliot collection of papers, 1918-1989 bulk (1918-1957). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. Day by day / Robert Lowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hardwick, Elizabeth. Papers, 1934-1991 (bulk 1960-1990). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969. Collection of 68 letters and 30 postcards, autograph and typed, most signed, to John Clellon Holmes; with: 1 typed letter to Alan Harrington, and 1 uncompleted letter from Neal Cassady to Holmes; Jack Kerouac autograph manuscript comprising a critique of John Clellon Holmes's novel "Go"; t.l.s. from [Kit and Arthur Knight] to Alfred Hirsch, July 24, 1983; t.l.s. from Maurice Neville to Alfred Hirsch, July 26, 1983. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. Papers, 1845-1988 (bulk 1970-1977). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Ransom, Harry Huntt, 1908-1976. Ransom, Harry Huntt, papers, 1930-1967. University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Meredith, William, 1919-2007. William Meredith papers relating to Robert Lowell, 1949-1969. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Avedon, Richard. [Photographs of T.S. Eliot]. Loyola University (New Orleans, La.). Monroe Library
creatorOf Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Letters, 1922-1981, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Giroux, Robert. The Papers of Robert Giroux, 1936-2003. Loyola University (New Orleans, La.). Monroe Library
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. John Berryman collection, 1938-1971. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969. Jack Kerouac Papers, 1920-1977 bulk 1935-1969. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Harcourt, Brace and Company. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1921-1941. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Bogan, Louise, 1897-1970. Papers, 1930-1990 (inclusive), 1930-1970 (bulk). Amherst College
creatorOf Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003 (bulk 1945-1989). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Stafford, Jean, 1915-1979. Jean Stafford papers, 1893-1992 University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972. The twenties from notebooks and diaries of the period : editor's typescript draft 1975-1976 / Edmund Wilson ; edited with an introduction by Leon Edel. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. Walker Percy papers, 1910-1992. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Taylor, Peter, 1917-1994. Papers of Peter Hillsman Taylor, 1939-1977 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. Letters of Merrill Moore [manuscript], 1938-1948. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969. Jack Kerouac collection of papers, 1943-1969. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Correspondence, 1934-1979, from Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. Near the ocean. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Berryman, John, 1914-1972. person
associatedWith Bogan, Louise, 1897-1970. person
associatedWith Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. person
associatedWith Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. corporateBody
associatedWith Harcourt, Brace and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. corporateBody
associatedWith Hardwick, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969. person
associatedWith Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. person
associatedWith Meredith, William, 1919-2007. person
associatedWith Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. person
associatedWith Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. person
associatedWith Ransom, Harry Huntt, 1908-1976. person
associatedWith Reilly, Charles. person
correspondedWith Stafford, Jean, 1915-1979. person
associatedWith Taylor, Peter, 1917-1994. person
associatedWith Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972. person
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