Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records 1899-2003 1945-1989

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Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003, 1945-1989

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records 1899-2003 1945-1989

The publishing company Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. was founded in 1945 as Farrar, Straus & Company by John Farrar and Roger W. Straus, Jr. After numerous changes in management and corresponding changes in name, the company became known as Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. (FSG) in 1964 when Robert Giroux became editor-in-chief. The company firmly established itself as a quality publisher in the 1960s and 1970s. FSG remained staunchly independent of conglomerate publishing for many years. Even after selling controlling interest to the German publisher Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck in 1994, FSG maintained much of the freedom of an independent publishing house.

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Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965

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American poet and critic. From the description of Letter to Walter Elder, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio [manuscript], 1946 July 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823193 English poet, playwright, critic, editor, and publisher. From the description of Letters, 1950 Mar. 10 and 1958 Nov. 14, London [England], to M[ary] Elis[!]abeth Barber, London [England]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364335 Revolutionary American born ...

Dooley, Thomas A. (Thomas Anthony), 1927-1961

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University of Notre Dame graduate, U.S. Navy doctor in Indochina and founder of MEDICO, a medical mission in Laos. From the description of Collection, 1950s-1970. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 25086951 ...

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...

Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968

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Trappist monk and author. From the description of Thomas Merton Collection, 1940-1986. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 32689646 Thomas Merton (Father Louis), M.A. Columbia 1939, was a widely read Catholic author and social critic who lived as a member of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance, the Trappists, from 1941 till his death in Bangkok in 1968. From the description of Thomas Merton papers, 1923-1989. (Columbia University In the City of New Yo...

Hill and Wang.

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Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973

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African-American poet, critic, playwright, novelist, author of children’s books, librarian. From the guide to the Arna Bontemps Papers, 1927-1968, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Teacher in New York, N.Y., and Huntsville, Ala.; head librarian, Fisk University; professor, University of Chicago; curator of James Weldon Johnson Collection and visiting professor of English, Yale University; writer in residence, Fisk University; and author. ...

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...

Fuentes, Carlos

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Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962

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Hermann Hesse was a German writer, popular but often politically out of step in his native country. His social criticism, and especially his focus on the individual and inner spirituality, contributed to extraordinary popularity in America in the 1960s. From the description of Hermann Hesse letter to D. Kilham Roberts, 1950 January 9. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 49344033 German author. From the description of Zwölfe Gedichte vo...

Golding, William, 1911-1993

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Author William Golding was born in Cornwall, and educated at Oxford, where he dedicated himself to literature. He worked in theater, as a schoolteacher, and served in World War II. His first novel, Lord of the Flies, brought him popular and critical acclaim, and he has remained one of England's most widely known and influential authors. His allegorical novels explore the conflict between man's civilized and primitive tendencies, and have been widely interpreted. He also wrote plays, short storie...

Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972

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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and philosophers of the 20th century. Heschel taught at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati and at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He was also a highly visible public figure as a lecturer and activist for civil rights and the anti-war movement protesting U.S. involvement in Vietnam. He fam ously marched side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr. at Selma, and was a key figure in...

Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972

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Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Mark Van Doren and his wife, Dorothy Van Doren. From the description of Letters, 1965-1978, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155877479 Mark Van Doren was an American author, scholar, and educator. He is probably best remembered for his long tenure as Columbia professor, where he was noted for his inspired Humanities courses and respect for students. His poetry was meticulously well-crafted and gr...

Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981

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Nelson Algren, born in 1909 in Detroit, spent the majority of his adult life in Chicago. His love/hate relationship with the city and his affinity with the disenfranchised of society are reflected in such works as Neon Wilderness, The Man with the Golden Arm, for which he won the National Book Award in 1950, and Chicago: City on the Make. The caustic tone, and cynical nature of Algren did not often make him a favorite of the critics or "literary establishment" of Chicago. The antagonism between ...

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

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The publishing company Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. was founded in 1945 as Farrar, Straus & Company by John Farrar and Roger Straus. After numerous changes in management and corresponding changes in name, the company became known as Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. (FSG) in 1964 when Robert Giroux became editor-in-chief. The company firmly established itself as a quality publisher in the 1960s and '70s. FSG remained staunchly independent of conglomerate publish...

Wilson, Edmund

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Edmund Wilson was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and literary critic. From the description of Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122596904 From the guide to the Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) American author and critic. From the description of Typewritten letters signed...

Mauriac, François, 1885-1970

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Giroux, Robert, 1944-....

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Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977

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American poet, playwright, translator, educator. From the description of Papers, 1845-1988 (bulk 1970-1977). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122453067 Lowell was an American poet. Bidart (1939-) was a student of Lowell's and is also an American poet. From the guide to the Robert Lowell letters to Frank Bidart, 1970-1976., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) An...

Stafford, Jean, 1915-1979

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Jean Stafford was an American author, best known for her realistic and sublimely crafted short stories. Much of her fiction invoked classical literary themes, but viewed them through the perspective of an alienated, 20th century woman. Many of her stories reflected her own tumultuous, often melodramatic personal life. From the description of Jean Stafford correspondence with Henry W. Johnstone, 1969. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55081876 Jea...

Porter, Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman), 1868-1920

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American author of juvenile novels; noted for "Pollyanna." From the description of Papers of Eleanor H. Porter [manuscript], 1903-1936 (bulk 1905-1920). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647840544 ...

Percy, Walker, 1916-1990

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William Walsh, an Irish-Catholic New Orleanian born in 1925, joined the Society of Jesus in 1942. He left the order in 1973, but remained ambilavent about his decision to enter secular life. Walsh was at a personal crossroads when he read Lancelot, trying to determine his future. Having also been impressed by Percy's earlier writings, particularly The Message in the Bottle, he believed that Percy could be a source of guidance. As it turned out, Walsh and Percy never met in person and they spoke ...

Graves, Robert, 1895-1985

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Robert (Von Ranke) Graves was born in London in 1895. He attended King's College School and Rokeby School, Wimbledon, Copthorne School, Sussex, Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, 1907-14. In 1926, he received a B. Litt. From St. John's College, Oxford. He was the author of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, autobiographies, historical novels, essays, librettos, criticism, short stories, and children’s books. Graves also translated and edited a number of works. He died in 1985 in Deya, Majorca, Sp...

Purdy, James, 1914-2009

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James Otis Purdy (July 17, 1914 - March 13, 2009) was an American novelist, short story-writer, poet, and playwright who debuted in 1956. Purdy was born in Hicksville, Ohio, and attended Bowling Green State College (now Bowling Green State University), the University of Chicago and the University of Puebla in Mexico. His most well-known works are the novels "Malcolm" and "The Nephew.": From the guide to the James Purdy papers, 1956-1973, (Ohio University) ...

Canetti, Elias, 1905-1994

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Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004.

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American author and intellectual. From the description of Authors take sides on Vietnam : autograph manuscript signed : [n.p.], 1968 Mar. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870148 Susan Sontag was an influential and controversial American writer, director, and political activist. She was born in New York city on January 16, 1933, raised in Tucson and Los Angeles. In 1949 she graduated from North Hollywood High School and began her undergraduate work at the University of C...

Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995

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Horgan (1903-1995) was born in Buffalo, N.Y. and spent his youth in New Mexico. He attended the Eastman School of Music, 1923-26, where he studied voice and participated in operatic productions. After leaving the Eastman School he turned to a career in writing, publishing many fiction and non-fiction works, for which he won two Pulitzer prizes and a Bancroft Prize. From the description of Paul Horgan collection, 1923-1994, bulk 1931-1942. (University of Rochester, Eastman School of M...

Gordimer, Nadine, 1923-2014

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Epithet: writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x00029c South African novelist and short story writer. From the description of Short Stories and Novel, 1958-1965. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122632949 Author. From the description of Papers, 1934-1991. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 3131621...

Wolfe, Tom, 1931-

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Tom Wolfe (b. March 2, 1931, Richmond, VA) is an American author and journalist, best known for his association with and influence in stimulating the New Journalism literary movement, in which literary techniques are used extensively. He began his career as a regional newspaper reporter in the 1950s, but achieved national prominence in the 1960s following the publication of such best-selling books as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (a highly experimental account of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranks...

McCarthy, Mary, 1912-1989

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American essayist and novelist who served as editor of the PARTISAN REVIEW (1937-1938). From the description of Letter : Paris, to Nancy Macdonald, New York, NY, 1964 March 16. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 31912412 American critic and novelist. From the description of Manuscripts for The Group, 1953-1964. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 145405976 ...

Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955

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Jewish American novelist, literary critic and Brandeis University professor. From the description of Articles from the Charleston News and Courier; June 1-September 26, 1903. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 33160455 German-American author Ludwig Lewisohn was the product of a diverse cultural background. Much of his work as writer and academic is concerned with loyalty to heritage, from which identity is forged. Generally, Lewisohn had a very broad conceptu...

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...

Lenz, Siegfried, 1926-....

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Handke, Peter

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Berryman, John, 1914-1972

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John Berryman (1914-1972) was an American poet and teacher. From the description of John Berryman collection, 1938-1971. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122486626 American modernist poet. From the description of Acceptance speech for the National Book Award in poetry, 1969 March 12 / John Berryman. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 18347371 From the description of Mesa encantada : typescript, 1935 April. (Universit...

Moravia, Alberto, 1907-1990

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Moravia was an Italian writer also known by the pseudonym of Alberto Pincherle. From the description of Vita di Moravia: conversations with Alain Elkann, [ca. 1990]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612223071 ...

Barthelme, Donald

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The American novelist and short story writer Donald Barthelme was born April 7, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; he died of cancer on July 23, 1989 in Houston, Texas. Barthelme became interested in writing as a Houston high school student and in his sophomore year of college he edited the University of Houston’s Cougar newspaper. In the early 1950s Barthelme worked as a reporter for the Houston Post . After his military service in Korea and Japan he returned to Houston where he h...

Guareschi, Giovanni, 1908-1968

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Farrar, John

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Epithet: of Add MS 16265 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001094.0x00018b ...

O'Connor, Flannery, 1925-1964

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Mary Flannery O'Connor (b. March 25, 1925, Savannah, Georgia-d. August 3, 1964, Milledgeville, Georgia), Southern American novelist and short story writer, the daughter of Edward Francis and Regina Cline O'Connor in Savannah, Georgia, on March 25, 1925. She attended parochial schools in Savannah before moving to Milledgeville after the death of her father in 1941. After finishing high school in Milledgeville, she attended the Georgia State College for Women, now Georgia College and State Univers...

Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970

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Frances Parkinson Wheeler Keyes (1885-1970), born in Virginia, was married to Henry Wilder Keyes (1863-1938); they had three children. Henry W. Keyes became governor of New Hampshire in 1917 and a United States senator in 1919. The family maintained multiple residences. Frances Parkinson Keyes wrote popular romantic novels emphasizing local color, descriptions of life among the upper classes, and generation-spanning sagas. She wrote over fifty books, alternating between books about Louisiana wit...

Brodsky, Joseph, 1940-1996

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Iosif Alexandrovich Brodsky (Joseph Brodsky) (1940-1996), a Russian poet, was born May 24, 1940 in Leningrad, USSR (St. Petersburg, Russia) to Jewish parents. He left school at the age of fifteen to study independently, teaching himself English and Polish. In 1964 he was arrested by Soviet authorities on charges of "social parasitism" and sentenced to five years of hard labor on a state farm near the Arctic Circle. He was released after serving less than two years of his sentence, but in 1972 he...

Miłosz, Czesław

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Czesław Miłosz, poet, essayist and Nobel Laureate, was born on June 30, 1911 in Šeteniai (Szetejnie), Lithuania and died on August 14, 2004 in Kraków, Poland, at the age of 93. He married Janina Dłuska (1909-1986) in 1944 and they had two sons: Anthony and John Peter. His second wife Carol Thigpen, whom he married in 1992, died in 2002. Miłosz grew up in Lithuania amid diverse languages and ethnicities (including Polish, Lithuanian, Russian and Jewish) yet retained a str...

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Soyinka, Wole

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Wole Soyinka (b. 1934) is a Nigerian author and humanitarian. From the description of Papers, 1966-1996. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612241529 Wole (Oluwole Akinwande) Soyinka, the Nigerian writer, was born in Ijebu Isara, Nigeria, on 13 July 1934 and educated at Abeokuta Grammar School and Government College, Ibadan; then at University College, Ibadan (1952-1954) and Leeds University (1954-1957), where he graduated in English. In 1986 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for L...

Yourcenar, Marguerite

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Marguerite Yourcenar was a French author who spent much of her life as a resident of Northeast Harbor, Maine. Grace Frick was her long-time companion. Gertrude Fay was a neighbor and friend of both Yourcenar and Frick in Northeast Harbor. From the description of Marguerite Yourcenar letters (photocopies) to Gertrude Fay, 1959-1985. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612772864 From the guide to the Marguerite Yourcenar letters (photocopies) to Gertrude Fay, 1959-1985 a...

Reich, Wilhelm, 1897-1957

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Psychologist and biophysicist. From the description of Wilhelm Reich papers, 1920-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984308 ...

Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Novelist, short story writer. From the guide to the Isaac Bashevis Singer Manuscripts, [ca. 1960]-1971, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Novelist, short story writer; came to America in 1935. Born Isaac Singer July 14, 1904, in Radzymin, Poland; son of Pinchos Menachem and Bathsheba (Zylberman) Singer. From the description of Manuscripts collection, [ca. 1960]-1970. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477256024 ...

Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965

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American novelist and short-story writer. From the description of Letters to Shirley Jackson, 1954, 1958. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122590225 Shirley Jackson (1919-1965) was a 20th century author, born to a mother from a long-time San Francisco family of architects and a father from England. Shirley began writing verse almost as soon as she could write, according to her mother, and, at the age of twelv...

Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987

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Erskine Preston Caldwell was born in White Oak, Coweta County, Georgia, the son of Ira Sylvester Caldwell, a minister, and Caroline Bell, a teacher. Caldwell much later believed that being brought up as a minister's son in the Deep South was "my good fortune in life," for his family's frequent moves to different congregations in the region gave him an intimate knowledge of the people, localities, and ways of life that would inform his fiction and documentary writing. As a youth he observed, with...

Aradi, Zsolt, Dr.

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McPhee, John, 1931-

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L'Engle, Madeleine

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American author of children's, young adult, and adult fiction and non-fiction. From the description of The love letters : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489002 From the description of Meet the Austins : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489001 From the description of The summer of the great-grandmother : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). Wo...

Walcott, Derek

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Hauser, Bengamin Gayelord

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Mehta, Ved, 1934-

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Ved Mehta, Indian-American author of novels, family biographies, and essays, was born in 1934 in Lahore (then an Indian city, now part of Pakistan). Blind since childhood, he attended boarding schools in India and in the United States. He continued his education at Pomona College and Harvard University, eventually becoming an American citizen. Among his many writings are A Portrait of India (1970), the series of family biographies Continents of Exile (1972-1993), and the collected essays Fly and...

Straus, Roger W. (Roger Williams), 1917-2004

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Publisher. From the description of Oral history interview with Roger W. Straus, Jr., 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309738652 Epithet: of Farrar, Straus and Giroux British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001569.0x00022b ...

Steig, William, 1907-2003

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American cartoonist, author and illustrator of children's books; winner of the Caldecott Award (1970) for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. From the description of Roland the minstrel pig : production material, 1967-1968. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62452334 From the description of The bad island : production material, 1969. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62444911 From the description of C D B! : production ...

Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942

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Brodkey, Harold

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