Paul Metcalf letters to Ted Wilentz 1984–1991 1984–1985


Paul Metcalf letters to Ted Wilentz 1984–1991 1984–1985

The collection comprises letters and postcards written from Paul Metcalf, experimental American writer, to Ted Wilentz, former owner of the Eighth Street Bookshop in New York City, between 1984 and 1991.

14 items (15 pp.)



SNAC Resource ID: 6363327

Related Entities

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Wilentz, Ted (person)

Metcalf, Nancy (person)

Metcalf, Paul C. (person)

Paul Metcalf was a writer of poetry, plays and prose, who used an experimental style. Metcalf was born in East Milton, Massachusetts, to a New England family whose ancestors included Herman Melville and Roger Williams. One of Metcalf's best known works is Genoa , a story in which the author alludes to his family's relationship to Melville. In 1987 Paul Metcalf was honored by the American Academy and institute of Arts and Letters. Mr. Metcalf died on January 21, 1999,...