Wallace Fowlie Papers, 1939-1996 and undated


Wallace Fowlie Papers, 1939-1996 and undated

Writer, critic, translator, and faculty member at Duke University specializing in modern French literature. The Wallace Fowlie Papers span the years 1936 to 1996 and consist mainly of correspondence sent to Fowlie, but also publications on French literature authored by Fowlie, typescript and handwritten drafts by Fowlie, amd clippings pertaining to Fowlie's career. A significant portion of the correspondence comprises exchanges between Fowlie and Thomas and Kit Foster. These letters mainly address personal and family matters (health issues, vacations and meeting with mutual friends), but also cover projects Fowlie was working on, teaching positions accepted and rejected and class progress, and other matters of professional relevance. Other smaller amounts of correspondence come from Robert Heslen, a former student of Fowlie, and well-known writers/artists including René Char, Jean Cocteau, André Gide, Alexis Léger (Saint-Jean Perse), Marianne Moore, Anaïs Nin, and others, discussing literary matters and their writings and careers. A folder of general correspondence contains single letters from a variety of colleagues and friends.

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Fowlie, Wallace, 1908-1998

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Teacher, writer, critic, and translator at Duke University in Durham, N.C. From the description of Wallace Fowlie papers, 1939-1996 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38237517 1908, Nov. 8 Wallace Fowlie born in Brookline, Massachussetts 1936 Received Doctorate from Harvard University ...