Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989

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Frederic Prokosch (1908-1989), poet and novelist, was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on 17 May 1908. He spent his childhood in the United States, Germany, France and Austria, and attended Haverford College and Yale. His most famous work is his first novel, The Asiatics (1935). He also wrote poetry, translations and an autobiography. From the early 1930s, Prokosch printed copies of his own work and that of other writers. He was involved in a forgery scandal following the Sotheby's sale of his pamphlets in 1972, after it was discovered that he had arranged for the printing of additional titles with false imprints during 1968-1970. He died at Plan-de-Grasse, France, on 6 June 1989.

From the guide to the Frederic Prokosch: Poems by himself and others, 20th century, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Prokosch was an American author and poet.

From the description of Frederic Prokosch poems and drawings, 1929-1933. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612364953

From the guide to the Frederic Prokosch poems and drawings, 1929-1933., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

American writer.

From the description of Banquet song : holograph, [195-?]. (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 37598504

Frederic Prokosch (1908-1989) was an American poet and novelist. He taught at Yale University from 1931 to 1934 and New York University from 1936 to 1937.

From the description of Works and correspondence, ca. 1933-1972. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122580711

American novelist.

From the description of Letter and photograph : New Haven, Conn., to Max Beerbohm, 1951 Nov 21 and 1955. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 122529757

American poet, novelist, educator, printer of modern poetry, cultural attaché in Stockholm, Sweden (for U.S. Office of War Information, 1943-1944), translator of Frederich Hölderlin and Louise Labé, and athlete.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1917-1989. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122492239

Frederic Prokosch (1908-89) was an American writer.

From the guide to the Two booklets of modern verse, written out and decorated by Frederic Prokosch, 1982, (University of Oxford, Bodleian Library)

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referencedIn Decision magazine papers, 1940-1942 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Wilson, Theodore Carl, 1912-1950. T. C. Wilson Papers (1928-1947). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1936. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Frederic Prokosch Papers, 1886-1968 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Julian Symons collection of papers, 1929]-1967 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Collection of Materials Relating to Frederic Prokosch, ca. 1929-1965 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Carpenter, Humphrey. Carpenter Humphrey papers , 1978-1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. Works and correspondence, ca. 1933-1972. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf AE, 1867-1935. Papers, 1889-1933 (inclusive), 1895-1933 (bulk). Indiana Newspaper Project
referencedIn Jacques Barzun Papers, ca.1900-1999. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Ken McCormick Collection of Doubleday and Company, Inc., Records, 1882-1992, (bulk 1910-1992) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rushmore, Arthur W., 1883-1955. Rushmore collection, 1900-1992 (bulk 1927-1955). Free Public Library of the Borough of Madison
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. Autograph letter signed F.P. to: "Dear O.W." Wellesley College
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
creatorOf Symons, Julian, 1912-1994. Julian Symons collection of papers, 1933-1967. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Jeffers, Una, 1884 or 5-1950. Letters to Cortlandt Schoonover [manuscript], 1938 January 11 to December 10. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Sir Hugh Walpole collection of papers, 1909-1962, 1913-1937 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Frederic Prokosch: Poems by himself and others, 20th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery, 1801-1994, 1920-1990 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
referencedIn McCormick, Ken, 1906-. Ken McCormick collection of the records of Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1882-1992 (bulk 1910-1992). Library of Congress
creatorOf Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. Correspondence, 1906-1963. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Humphrey Carpenter Papers on W. H. Auden, 1978-1982. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966. Papers, 1681-1966 (bulk 1900-1960) Houghton Library
referencedIn Oscar Williams papers concerning The war poets, 1944-1945. Houghton Library
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. Autograph letter signed F.P. to: "Dear O.W." February 8, 1942. Wellesley College
creatorOf Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. Papers of the Virginia quarterly review [manuscript] 1925-1942. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wisdom, William B. William B. Wisdom collection of Thomas Wolfe. 1909-1959. Houghton Library
referencedIn Frederic Prokosch: Poems by himself and others, 20th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. Letter to Max Beerbohm and a portrait [manuscript], 1951 November 21. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. Letters : to Cyril Connolly, 1944 and undated. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Two booklets of modern verse, written out and decorated by Frederic Prokosch, 1982 University of Oxford, Bodleian Library
referencedIn John Pudney Papers TXRC95-A1., 1850-1977, (bulk 1926-1976) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Squires, Radcliffe, 1917-1993. Papers, 1960-1981. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981. Nocturne : op. 13, no. 4 / [words by] Frederic Prokosch ; [music by] Samuel Barber. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. The somnambulists : carbon typescript signed, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lechlitner, Ruth, 1901-1989. Papers of Ruth Lechlitner, 1919-1988. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Frederic Prokosch poems and drawings, 1929-1933. Houghton Library
creatorOf Vidal, Gore, 1925-. Papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. Papers, ca. 1917-1989. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Cleverdon mss. II, 1926-1988 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. Frederic Prokosch correspondence, 1944. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Walter de la Mare Collection, 1909-1961 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Squires, Radcliff, 1917-. Papers. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Pudney, John, 1909-1977. Papers, 1850-1977 (bulk 1926-1976). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. Frederic Prokosch collection, ca. 1931-1968. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. Autograph letter signed Frederic to: "Dear Oscar" June 13, 1942. Wellesley College
referencedIn Decision magazine papers, 1940-1942 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Decision Magazine papers, 1940-1942 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn T. C. Wilson Papers, (1928-1947) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn James Lorson collection of material about Frederic Prokosch, 1982-2004 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. Banquet song : holograph, [195-?]. University of Delaware Library, Hugh M Morris Library
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. Frederick Prokosch, letter : ALS, [undated]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Argus Book Shop correspondence, 1857-1955, 1930-1944 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Collection of materials relating to Frederic Prokosch, ca. 1929-1965. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. Letter and photograph : New Haven, Conn., to Max Beerbohm, 1951 Nov 21 and 1955. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. Letters of Thornton Wilder [manuscript], 1936 and 1946. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. Frederic Prokosch poems and drawings, 1929-1933. Houghton Library
creatorOf Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989. Letters, [194-?]. North Central College, Oesterle Library
referencedIn Ken McCormick collection of the records of Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1882-1992 (bulk 1910-1992). Library of Congress
referencedIn Marguerite Yourcenar additional papers, 1842-1996. Houghton Library
referencedIn Barzun, Jacques, 1907-. Jacques Barzun papers, ca.1900-1999. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn A. E. Coppard Collection, 1921-1952 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf [Fred Prokosch, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
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Relation Name
associatedWith AE, 1867-1935. person
associatedWith Argus Book Shop (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. person
associatedWith Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981. person
associatedWith Barzun, Jacques, 1907- person
associatedWith Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956, person
associatedWith Betjeman, John, Sir, 1906- person
associatedWith Betjeman, John, Sir, 1906- person
associatedWith Carpenter, Humphrey. person
associatedWith Cather, Willa person
associatedWith Cleverdon, Douglas. person
associatedWith Connolly, Cyril, 1903-1974, person
associatedWith Coppard, A. E. (Alfred Edgar), 1878-1957 person
associatedWith Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989, person
associatedWith Davies, Rhys, 1901-1978. person
associatedWith De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956 person
associatedWith Doubleday and Company, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Eliot Thomas Stearns 1885-1965 person
associatedWith Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. person
associatedWith Frank W. Tober Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Green, G. F. person
associatedWith Housman Alfred Edward 1859-1936 person
associatedWith Jeffers, Una, 1884 or 5-1950. person
associatedWith Joyce James Augustine 1882-1941 person
associatedWith Lechlitner, Ruth, 1901-1989. person
associatedWith Lohf, Kenneth A., person
associatedWith Lorson, James, 1928-2008 person
associatedWith MacNeice, Louis, 1907-1963. person
associatedWith McCormick, Ken, 1906-1997 person
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Orwell, George, 1903-1950. person
associatedWith Pound Ezra 1885-1972 person
associatedWith Prokosch Frederic 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Prokosch Frederic b 1908 person
associatedWith Pudney, John, 1909-1977 person
correspondedWith Rushmore, Arthur W., 1883-1955. person
associatedWith Sackville-West, Edward, Hon., 1901-1965. person
associatedWith Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995. person
associatedWith Squires, Radcliff, 1917- person
correspondedWith Squires, Radcliffe, 1917-1993. person
associatedWith Steloff, Frances. person
associatedWith Symons, Julian, 1912-1994. person
associatedWith Szladits, Lola L. person
associatedWith Thomas Dylan 1914-1953 person
associatedWith Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995 person
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Walpole, Hugh, Sir, 1884-1941. person
associatedWith Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. person
associatedWith Williams, Oscar, 1900-1964. person
associatedWith Wilson, Theodore Carl, 1912-1950. person
correspondedWith Wisdom, William B., 1900-1977 person
associatedWith Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. person
correspondedWith Yourcenar, Marguerite. person
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Poetry--20th century
Authors, American--20th century--Archives
Calligraphy
American poetry--20th century
Poetry
American literature--20th century
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Birth 1908-05-17

Death 1989-06

Americans

German,

English

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