New World Writing records 1952-1960

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New World Writing records, 1952-1960

New World Writing records 1952-1960

The collection documents all aspects of the production and promotion of the literary magazine New World Writing from its first issue in 1952 to its last issue in 1959. Correspondence, including letters by and about various authors whose work was published in the magazine, and manuscripts, including corrected typescripts of published works, shed light on the selection and editorial process. Highlights include the corrected typescript of "Catch-18" by Joseph Heller, originally published in issue #7, which became the first chapter of Catch-22. Files of the executive editor, Arabel J. Porter, and the promotion department variously document the work involved in producing and publicizing individual issues, while files of comments, reviews, and clippings document how the magaine was received. Also found are files relating to some of the more general business of the magazine.

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Auden, W.H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973

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Genêt, Jean, 1910-1986

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Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955

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Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986

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Baldwin, James, 1924-1987

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Borges, Jorge Luís, 1899-1986

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Bellow, Saul

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Paz, Octavio, 1914-1998

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Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982

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O'Connor, Flannery, 1925-1964

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Cummings, E.E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962

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Gide, André, 1869-1951

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Williams,Tennessee, 1911-1983

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Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956

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