Papers, 1944-1981.


Sissman, L. E., 1928-1976. Papers, 1944-1981.

Papers, 1944-1981.

The bulk of the collection is manuscripts by Sissman, mostly poems, but also prose including essays, drafts, notes, fragments of stories and novels, and a few speeches. Includes a typescript with annotations, the galley proofs, and the page proofs of Hello, Darkness: The Collected Poems of L.E. Sissman, a posthumous collection selected and arranged by Peter Davison; as well as printer's copies and proofs of his earlier works. Also contains 5 boxes of correspondence, both personal and professional. Correspondents include Anthony Hecht, Howard Moss, Stanley Moss, Edward A. Muir, and Kurt Vonnegut. Most of the letters, which include correspondence with other poets and publishers, and fan mail, pertain to his poetry, but 68 letters to his parents written between 1944 and 1959 discuss his student days at Harvard and early days in advertising. Third party correspondence concerns his poetry. Also a few miscellaneous manuscripts by others and printed copies of his poems.

15 boxes (4 linear ft.).

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Moss, Stanley (person)

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Moss, Howard, 1922-1987 (person)

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Hecht, Anthony, 1923-2004 (person)

Epithet: poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000974.0x0003a1 Anthony Hecht (1923-2004), poet, professor and critic, born in New York, New York. From the description of Anthony Hecht papers, 1894-2004. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 213097553 ...

Vonnegut, Kurt (person)

Novelist. From the description of Papers, 1965-2002. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 259277264 From the description of Papers, 1941-2007. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 41182258 Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His writings include articles, short stories and scripts, but he is most well-known for his novels from his first, Player Piano in 1952, through Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five, to his last Timequake in 1997. Nanny Vo...

Sissman, L. E., 1928-1976 (person)

L. E. Sissman (1928-1976) graduated from Harvard College in 1949 as Class Poet. He settled outside of Boston and worked as an advertising copywriter. From 1964 to 1974, his poetry and prose was published in the New Yorker and Atlantic monthly. His books include the poetry collections Dying: an introduction (1967) and Hello darkness: the collected poems of L. E. Sissman published posthumously in 1978. His Atlantic monthly columns were collected in Innocent bystander: scenes from the '70s (1975). ...

Davison, Peter (person)

Muir, Edward, 1946-.... (person)