Purdy, James

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James Purdy (b. 1923) is an American author whose published works include 63: Dream Palace (published in the United States in 1957 as Color of Darkness), Eustace Chisholm and the Works (1967), I Am Elijah Thrush, (1972) and On Glory's Course (1984).

From the description of James Purdy papers, 1944-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702132850

James Purdy, American novelist, was born in Ohio and educated at the Universities of Chicago and Puebla, Mexico. He published his first collection of short stories, Color of darkness, in 1957 and his first novel, Malcolm, in 1959. His most recent novel is entitled, In the hollow of his hand (1986). Purdy has also published collections of poetry and plays.

From the description of Papers, 1971-1974. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122646306

Novelist, playwright, poet, who grew up in Bowling Green, Ohio.

From the description of Correspondence [to] Frank Baldanza 1970 May 12-1975 December 10. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 69739395

In the summer of 1984, sport divers James Purdy and Alan Rixon located a number of objects in Silver Lake, which were confiscated by the United States Forest Service. The following summer they returned with Susan Alfonso under an agreement with the Forest Service and with a permit issued by the Vermont State Division for Historic Preservation to survey part of the lake bottom.

From the description of Results of the 1985 underwater survey, Silver Lake, Leicester, Vermont, 1986. (Sheldon Museum Research Center). WorldCat record id: 748588973

James Purdy was born July 17, 1923 in Ohio. He was an American novelist and short-story writer whose works explored the American way of life and presented a vision of human alienation, indifference, and cruelty. Purdy, who grew up in small Ohio towns, was educated at the Universities of Chicago and Puebla (Mexico). He served as an interpreter and taught for a few years before turning to writing full-time. His first two works - Don't Call Me by My Right Name and Other Stories and 63: Dream Palace, a novella (both 1956) - were rejected by a number of American publishing houses and were first published by Purdy through a subsidy publisher. These books won support of Dame Edith Sitwell and, following their publication in England, met with critical acclaim in America as well. Encyclopedia Britannica Online http://search.eb.com/eb/article-9061943 (Retrieved November 4, 2008)

From the description of James Purdy collection, 1968-1971. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 291091133

American author.

From the description of Out with the stars, 1989-1991. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 24855774

James Purdy is a novelist, poet, playwright and amateur artist.

Robert Sharrad is an editor at City Lights Books.

From the description of James Purdy letters and manuscripts : to Robert Sharrard, 1987-1994. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 70232787

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Purdy, James. Out with the stars [corrected galley proofs] Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn James O. Brown Associates. James O. Brown Associates records, 1927-1992. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Dillon, Millicent. Papers, 1905-1990 (bulk 1935-1986). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Purdy, James. Papers, 1971-1974. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Purdy, James. The candles of your eyes : manuscript, 1987 / by James Purdy. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Purdy, James. Papers, 1960-1990. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. The Virgil Thomson papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Van Wagner, Allan,. Purdy family papers, 1773-1864. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Kiesler, Lillian 1910?-2001. Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers, [circa 1910]-2003, bulk 1958-2000. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Brenan,Gerald, 1894-1987. Gerald Brenan Collection, 1911-1978. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Purdy, James. James Purdy papers, 1944-1973. Yale University Library
referencedIn Jones, Virginia. Virginia Jones photograph collection [graphic]. New Mexico State Library
creatorOf Green family. Green family papers, 1833-1841, 1864, 1950, and 1988. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977. Gertrude Abercrombie papers, 1880-1986, bulk, 1935-1977. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Curtis Brown Ltd. Curtis Brown Ltd. records, 1914-1992. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Purdy, Daniel. Account book, 1846-1850. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
creatorOf Purdy, James. In the hollow of his hand : typescript, 1984-1986. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Barker, Margaret, 1908-1992. Margaret Barker papers, ca. 1800-1989 (bulk 1930-1989). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Kirsch, Robert. Robert Kirsch papers, 1979. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999. Paul Bowles Collection, 1897-1995. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Purdy, James. Photograph of James Purdy [manuscript], [n.d.]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Van Dyke, Henry. Papers, 1954- University of Michigan
creatorOf Young, Ian. [Collection of Gay Pulp Fiction]. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
creatorOf Parker, Derek. Collection, 1955-1970. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Purdy, James. Results of the 1985 underwater survey, Silver Lake, Leicester, Vermont, 1986. Sheldon Museum Research Center
creatorOf Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1968. E.E. Cummings Collection, 1902-1962. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Purdy, James. Photograph of James Purdy, [n.d.]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Purdy, James. Children is all, [1961?]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Purdy, James. Out with the stars, 1989-1991. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Strassman, Toni. James Purdy collection, 1948-1973. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977. Gertrude Abercrombie papers, 1888-1986. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. The Virgil Thomson papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Purdy, James. Correspondence [to] Frank Baldanza 1970 May 12-1975 December 10. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968. Papers, 1913-1968. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Purdy, James. Jeremy's version : part I of Sleepers in moon-crowned valleys : typescript, 1968-1969. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf The Texas Art Journal. Sample sheets removed from issue No. 1, Dallas, 1977. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Van Dyke, Henry. Henry Van Dyke papers, 1954- University of Michigan
creatorOf Helps, Robert. The running sun : for soprano and piano / music by Robert Helps ; text by James Purdy (5 poems from his collection "The running sun"). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Albee, Edward, 1928-. Malcolm : typescript, [1966]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Purdy, James. Collection of 4 autograph letters signed, 15 typed letters signed, 1 typed post card signed, to Jerry Frasier, February 25, 1981-November 1984, with 1 U.S. Postal Service parcel receipt signed, March 16, 1981; accompanied by 3 one-page published signed prose pieces, and 1.5 page typescript bibliography of Purdy's works, with autograph corrections in black and red pen. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Guérard, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1914-. Albert J. Guérard papers, 1932-1998. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Green family. Green family papers, 1833-1841, 1845-1855, 1864, 1950, and 1988. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Purdy, James. James Purdy collection, 1968-1971. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Conjunctions. Records I, 1981-1984. State Library of Ohio
creatorOf Flanagan, William, 1923-1969. Malcolm / William Flanagan. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Purdy, James. Four abstract drawings 1963. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Berger, Adam. Adam Berger portraits of performing arts personalities, 1967-1976. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Purdy, James. James Purdy letters and manuscripts : to Robert Sharrard, 1987-1994. UC Berkeley Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977. person
associatedWith Adler, James. person
associatedWith Albee, Edward, 1928- person
associatedWith Alfonso, Susan. person
associatedWith Baldanza, Frank. person
associatedWith Barker, Margaret, 1908-1992. person
associatedWith Berger, Adam. person
associatedWith Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999. person
associatedWith Brenan, Gerald. person
associatedWith Brenan,Gerald, 1894-1987. person
associatedWith Canavaggia, Marie. person
associatedWith Chandler, Frank, b. 1838. person
associatedWith City Lights Books. corporateBody
associatedWith Conjunctions. person
associatedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1968. person
associatedWith Curtis Brown Ltd. corporateBody
associatedWith Daniel, Frank, 1900-1981. person
associatedWith Dillon, Millicent. person
associatedWith Druce, Juliette. person
associatedWith Flanagan, William, 1923-1969. person
associatedWith Frasier, Jerry. person
associatedWith Gallup, Donald Clifford, 1913- person
associatedWith Gollancz, Victor, 1893-1967. person
associatedWith Green family. family
associatedWith Green family. family
associatedWith Guérard, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1914- person
associatedWith Hellman, Lillian, 1906- person
associatedWith Helps, Robert. person
correspondedWith Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968. person
associatedWith James O. Brown Associates. corporateBody
associatedWith Jones, Virginia. person
associatedWith Kiesler, Lillian 1910?-2001. person
correspondedWith Kirsch, Robert. person
associatedWith Laughlin, James, 1914- person
associatedWith MacLeish, Norman. person
associatedWith Olsen, Eugene. person
associatedWith Orme, Neely. person
associatedWith Parker, Derek. person
associatedWith Pearson, Norman Holmes, 1909-1975. person
associatedWith Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980. person
associatedWith Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963. person
associatedWith Purdy, Daniel. person
associatedWith Rixon, Alan. person
associatedWith Rood, John. person
associatedWith Sharrard, Robert. person
associatedWith Silver Lake Hotel (Leicester, Vt.) corporateBody
associatedWith Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964. person
correspondedWith Strassman, Toni. person
associatedWith The Texas Art Journal. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. person
associatedWith Van Dyke, Henry. person
associatedWith Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. person
associatedWith Van Wagner, Allan, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Vermont
Vermont--Leicester
Silver Lake (Leicester, Vt.)
Leicester (Vt.)
Subject
Excavations (Archaeology)
American fiction--20th century
Opera--Fiction
Authors and patrons
Authors and publishers
Radiocarbon dating
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Historic preservation
Composers--Fiction
Indians of North America
Lakes
Authors, American--20th century--Manuscripts
American literature--20th century
Occupation
Authors
Divers--Vermont
Function

Person

Active 1911

Active 1978

Dutch; Flemish,

English,

French

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