Books & Co. records 1978-1997

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Books & Co. records, 1978-1997

Books & Co. records 1978-1997

Personal correspondence between Watson and friends and authors; business correspondence and records; and audio and videocassette recordings of readings at the bookstore and records documenting the events held there and the relationships between the owner, the authors, and clientele. Of note are letters and clippings pertaining to the closing of the store and the audiocassettes of various readings. Correspondents include Ray Blount, Jr., Harold Brodkey, Russell Chatham, Susan Cheever, Carlos Fuentes, Brendan Gill, Jim Harrison, Ann Lauterbach, Ilona A. Vitarius, and Ted Wilentz, Gordon Lish, Tom Wolfe and others.

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Paul Auster (b. 1947) is a Brooklyn-based novelist, screenplay writer, poet, essayist and translator. From the description of Paul Auster collection of papers, 1999-2006 2000-2005. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 770725385 From the guide to the Paul Auster Papers, 1963-1995, 1972-mid-1995, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) From the guide to the Paul Auster collection of papers, 19...

Dunne, Dominick (3)*

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Callisher, Hortense

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Kotzwinkle, William.

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William Kotzwinkle was born November 22, 1938, in Scranton, PA. He became a writer of both adult and children's books. His writings for children tend to be straightforward. He feels that much of the writing for children is patronizing, so in his own writing he tries to respect children and avoid looking down at them. In his collection of Inspector Mantil Mysteries, for children, he spoofs Sherlock Holmes with a Mantis detective solving crimes Holmes style in a world populated entire...

Ignatow, David (3)

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Griesemer, John.

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Ng, Fae Myenne, 1956-

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Paul, Arthur

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McDonald, Joan (standing)

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Dan Rather

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John Snyder

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Perl, Jed

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MacDonald, Jennifer (Jennifer Ellen)

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Swift, Graham

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Guare, John

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John Guare, American playwright, was born in New York City on February 5, 1938 and raised in Jackson Heights, Queens. He was interested in theatre from a young age, writing his first play, "Universe," at age eleven. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University (1960) and his Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama (1963). His early works were well-received comic one-act plays, including To Wally Pantoni, We Leave a Credenza (1964), Cop-Out (1968) and Muzzeha (19...

Malamud, Bernard

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Biographical Note 1914, Apr. 26 Born, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1936 B.A., City College of New York, New York, N.Y. 1936 1940 Worked in a factory, at various stores, and as a clerk in the Census Bureau, Was...

Lauterbach, Ann, 1942-....

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Tuten, Frederic

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The Atlas.

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Schulman, Grace.

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Avedon, Richard

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A native New Yorker, originally trained as a photographer for the U.S. Merchant Marines, Avedon is best known for his work as a fashion photographer for such magazines as Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Look, and Life; his project "The West" for the Amon Carter Museum; and his portraits of various celebrities. From the description of Richard Avedon Collection. 1958-1981. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122632964 Pho...

Lynne Tillman's

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Chatham, Russell

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Isler, Alan, 1934-....

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Books & Co. staff

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Douglas, Ann

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Byatt, A. S. (Antonia Susan), 1936-

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Cosby, Bill, 1937-....

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William Henry Cosby, Jr. (Bill) was born in 1937 in Philadelphia. He attended Temple University and received his M.A. and Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts. He is a noted comedian, actor, and writer. In the early 1970s Cosby created the cartoon character of Fat Albert who gave Cosby the opportunity to present his views on how to handle such childhood problems as lying, stealing, and safety.Biographical source: Something About the Author, Volume 110, p. 65-71. From the descri...

Thomson, Virgil

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The hymn is How Firm a Foundation, words and music commonly ascribed to Robert Keene. The melody is also called Geard. Also quoted Yes, Jesus Loves Me and For He's A Jolly Good Fellow. Composed 1926-28. First performance New York, 22 February 1945, New York Philharmonic, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony on a hymn tune / Virgil Thomson. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56078995 Composer. ...

White, Randy Wayne

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Seidel, Frederick (2)

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Dunne, John Gregory

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Gerber, Dan, 1940-

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Gerber is a Michigan author and poet. The Clarke Historical Library has 14 of his publications. From the description of Poetry, 19uu. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 44545436 ...

Morris, Mary McGarry

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Bawer, Bruce, 1956-....

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McGuane, Tom

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Lewis, R. B.

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Shapiro, Harvey

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Thomas, Michael M.

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Moreau, Jeanne (2)**

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Merwin, William and Paula

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Christopher, Nicholas (2)

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Vonnegut, Kurt

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Novelist. From the description of Papers, 1965-2002. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 259277264 From the description of Papers, 1941-2007. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 41182258 Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His writings include articles, short stories and scripts, but he is most well-known for his novels from his first, Player Piano in 1952, through Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five, to his last Timequake in 1997. Nanny Vo...

Glaze, Andrew

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Andrew Glaze, playwright. From the description of Miss Pete: typescript, 1962. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122639783 Glaze, born 1920, is a poet and playwright. From the description of Poems, 1966 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79619436 From the guide to the Andrew Glaze poems and related papers, 1966-1969 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...

Porter, Ann

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Lennertz, Carl

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Jim Harrison.

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Britton, Burt

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Simpson, Jeffrey

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Books & Co

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Books & Co., a bookstore in New York City, was the brainchild of Jeannette Watson, (b. 1945), born out of a life-long love of literature. Watson, the granddaughter of IBM founder, Thomas Watson, Sr. was named for her grand-mother, Jeannette Kittredge. Watson, shy and insecure as a child, was dubbed "Madame-Nose-in-Books" by her father because she preferred to spend her time reading rather than socializing. She was born and raised in a Greenwich, Connecticut family which included...

Min, Anchee

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Dixon, Stephen

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Schiffman, Sunny R.

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Ascher, Barbara Lazear

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Roth, Philip, 1933-2018

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Author. Full name: Philip Milton Roth. Born 1933. From the description of Philip Roth papers, 1938-2001 (bulk 1960-1999). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982313 Philip Roth is a popular and critically acclaimed American novelist. His observations on the Jewish experience in America, as depicted in such works as Goodbye, Columbus, and Portnoy's Complaint, show inventiveness and a singular sense of humor. Some observers find his works unnecessarily scatalogical and self-indul...

Feirstein, Frederick

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Salter, Mary Jo

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James, Robert, 1968-

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Lebowitz, Fran

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Schwartz, John B.

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Deborah Harry

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Howard, Richard, 1929-....

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Epithet: brother of Thomas, 8th Duke of Norfolk British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000866.0x000143 Epithet: Canon of Bangor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000866.0x000144 Epithet: Lieutenant; RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000866.0x000145 ...

Gary Snyder

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bsTan 'dzin rgya mtsho, Dalaìˆ lama XIV, 1935-....

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Murray, Albert

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Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1924-....

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Capote, Truman, 1924-1984

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED American author. From the guide to the Truman Capote ephemera Collection, 1949-1988., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Truman Capote (1924- ), American author. From the description of Truman Capote papers, 1939-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476609 Truman Capote is an American writer. From the description of Truman Capote fonds. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667848368...

Hecht, Anthony, 1923-2004

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Epithet: poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000974.0x0003a1 Anthony Hecht (1923-2004), poet, professor and critic, born in New York, New York. From the description of Anthony Hecht papers, 1894-2004. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 213097553 ...

Trillin, Calvin

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O'Gorman, Ned

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Sanger, Alexander.

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Watson, Jeannette

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Trillin, Calvin (2)

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Howard, Richard (2)*

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Percy, Walker (4)

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Beattie, Ann

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Hijuelos, Oscar.

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Oscar Hijuelos was born to Cuban immigrants in 1951 in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City. He attended public schools and then Bronx Community College; he later enrolled at The City College of New York and received a B.A. in 1975 and an M.F.A. in 1976. As a graduate student in writing, he worked with Donald Barthelme and Susan Sontag. After completing his studies, Hijuelos earned his living by working during the day in an advertising agency. Before and...

Calisher, Hortense

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Epithet: writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x0001e0 ...

Williams, Randy, 1959-

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Salter, James

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Epithet: Proprietor of Salter's Coffee House, London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000409.0x000041 ...

West, Morris, 1916-1999

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Novelist. Author of Children of the sun (1957), The devil's advocate (1959), The shoes of the fisherman (1963) and many other books. Chairman of the National Library of Australia Council 1985-88. From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1954-1992. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225822482 ...

Didion, Joan

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Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American novelist, essayist, and memoirist. From the description of Joan Didion papers, 1963-2006 (bulk 1963-1992). (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122551777 ...

Minot, Susan

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Neruda, Pablo

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Hall, N. John.

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Seldes, Marion (2)

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Fuentes, Carlos (2)

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Yamanaka, Lois-Ann, 1961-....

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Morgan, Frederick

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Jong, Erica (2)**

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Heller, Joseph

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Ives, David

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Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg.

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Chase, Lyn

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Mehta, Sonny

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Fairstein, Linda

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Gill, Brendan

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Brodkey, Harold

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Simon, Carly (2)

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