Stanley Edgar Hyman Papers 1932-1978 (bulk 1938-1970)


Stanley Edgar Hyman Papers 1932-1978 (bulk 1938-1970)

Literary critic and educator. Correspondence, memoranda, journal, manuscripts of articles, book reviews, and books, research material, notes, reports, and other papers relating to Hyman's career as literary critic, book reviewer, and professor of language, literature, and the history of myth and ritual at Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont. Of special interest are files pertaining to his book review column published in the and letters written to Hyman by his wife, Shirley Jackson, and by his friend and mentor, Kenneth Burke. New Leader

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