Modern Authors' Collection, 1909-1982 bulk (1930-1960).

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Modern Authors' Collection, 1909-1982 bulk (1930-1960).

Modern Authors' Collection, 1909-1982 bulk (1930-1960).

The collection contains works primarily by and about English and American literary authors, including biographies, literary criticism, issues of journals, clippings, books, speeches, 99 little magazines including many rare runs of periodicals which have ceased publication, articles and essays, both published and unpublished, ca. 1921?- 1960?; some photographs, book jackets, proof copies of novels, press releases, occasional correspondence, and ephemera. Lectures by Archibald MacLeish, Librarian of Congress, including "A Superstition Is Destroyed," presented at a dinner in honor of Edward R. Murrow, chief of the European staff of the Columbia Broadcasting System. Works by and about Hilaire Belloc, Ambrose Bierce, Lord Dunsany, James T. Farrell, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Graham Greene, Lafacadio Hearn, Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, James Joyce, Frank Norris, John Dos Passos, Archibald MacLeish, Ezra Pound, William Saroyan, Edith Sitwell, Osbert Sitwell, Sacheverell Sitwell, Stephen Spender, Gertrude Stein, James Stephens, John Millington Synge, Alan Tate, Dylan Thomas, Walter Trohan, Henry Treece, Evelyn Waugh, Thorton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, Edmund Wilson, Richard Wright, T.S. Elliot, Simon Weil, Eudora Welty, William Butler Yeats, James Agee, Conrad Aiken, Richard Aldington, Sherwood Anderson, W.H. Auden, Emily Dickenson, John O'Hara, D.H. Lawrence, Thomas Merton, William Faulkner and Robert Frost.

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Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000815.0x000080 Aldous Huxley was a British novelist, short-story writer, playwright, screenwriter, literary and social critic, and poet. From the description of Aldous Huxley collection of papers, 1915-1973 bulk (1915-1963). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517267 From the guide to the Aldous Huxley collection of papers, 19...

Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975

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Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), novelist and playwright. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82555916 From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165470 Thornton Wilder was an American playwright, novelist, and essayist. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection of papers, 1926-1975 bulk (1926-1967). (New York Public Library). WorldCat rec...

Sitwell, Sacheverell

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Sitwell was a poet, critic and author of volumes of verses. He died in 1988. From the description of The parrot's voice snaps out=No good to contradict=What he says he'll say again: Dry facts, like biscuits, = : calligraphed illustration. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863289 Sacheverell Sitwell was an English author and critic. Born into an aristocratic and gifted family, he joined with his brother Osbert and sister Edith to help change the tastes of British society in a...

Shaw, John Bennett

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Epithet: book collector British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001150.0x000050 The Baker Street Irregulars (as an organization) was founded in 1934 by Christopher Morley (and others), and continues to meet annually in New York City. (See Jon Lellenberg's multi-volume BSI Archival Series for a fuller historical treatment of the organization.) Local scion societies of the BSI are found world-wide, many of them producing...

Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970

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American novelist. From the description of One Man's Initiation, 1917, 1968-1969. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937079 American author, From the description of State of the nation [manuscript], 1944. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807708 American author. From the description of Screenplay by John Dos Passos [manuscript], 1934 October 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647830975 F...

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986

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After Isherwood dropped out of Cambridge University in 1925, he became the private secretary to the French violinist AndreĢ Mangeot. Mangeot's son, Sylvain, the manuscript's illustrator, would become the Diplomatic Editor for the Reuters News Agency and the author of The Adventures of a Manchurian: The Story of Lobsang Thondup (Collins, 1974). From the description of People one ought to know : autograph manuscript signed : [London], January 1926. (New York Public Library). WorldCat r...

Trohan, Walter, 1903-

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Walter J. Trohan ( July 4, 1903 - October 30, 2003) was a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and specialized in covering national politics in Washington, D.C. Trohan began his career in 1929 but his most famous accomplishment was his early discovery of President Truman's pan to fire Gen. Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War. When Truman found out that Trohan had uncovered the plan of action it forced the President to publicly announce his decision. Trohan was president of the White House Corres...

Stephens, James, 1882-1950

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Irish poet and story writer. From the description of What Thomas said in a pub [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814436 Epithet: of Add MS 33979 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001305.0x00017e James Stephens was an Irish poet, short story writer, and novelist. From the description of James Stephens collection of papers, 1908-1939 bulk (1911-1938...

Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969

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Viola Garvin, literary editor of the Observer 1926-1942, and daughter of James Louis Garvin, editor of the Observer 1908-1942. From the description of Letter, 1940 October 21, Renishaw Hall, N. Sheffield to Viola Garvin. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 37429151 English poet and satirist. From the description of Letter : Cyprus, to Maurice [Baring], 1935 Feb. 15. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). Wor...

Macleish, Archibald

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Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982) was an American poet. Kaiser is a professor of comparative literature at Harvard. From the description of Letters to Walter Jacob Kaiser, 1955-1957 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612367921 MacLeish (1892-1982) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, playwright, teacher, librarian of Congress, and public official. He was also Boylston professor at Harvard (1949-1962). From the description of Scratch : manu...

Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979

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James T. Farrell (1904-1979) was an Irish-American novelist, short story writer, journalist, travel writer, poet, and literary critic. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, he attended the University of Chicago and published his first short story in 1929. He is best known for his Studs Lonigan trilogy and for his A note on Literary Criticism, in which he described two types of the American Marxist character. From the guide to the James T. Farrell Collection, 1953-1961, (Special Colle...

Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995

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Stephen Spender was a British essayist, literary critic, playwright, poet, and translator. From the description of Stephen Spender collection of papers, [1931]-1993 bulk ([1931]-1967). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430876 From the guide to the Stephen Spender collection of papers, 1928]-1993, 1931-1967, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Stephen Spender was an English poet and...

Wright, Richard, 1908-1960

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African-American author known for candidly addressing race relations and the devastating impact of racial prejudice; best known for his works, "Uncle Tom's Children," "Black Boy," and "Native Son." From the description of Letter, signed : New York, NY, to Mr. Goldschmidt, 26 January 1947. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 62718973 American author. From the description of Correspondence and photographs, 1938-1957. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Cent...

Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964

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English poet, biographer, critic, and anthologist. Edited and contributed to the annual anthology Wheels. From the description of Edith Sitwell correspondence, 1942-1944. (Texas Woman's University Library). WorldCat record id: 28185434 English poet, critic, and novelist. From the description of Letter to an unknown recipient, ca. 1949. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817483 From the description of Photoprint and letter, n.d. and 1981 Oct...

Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972

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Ezra Pound (1885-1972), American poet and critic. From the description of Ezra Pound collection, 1911-1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863170 Poet. From the description of Papers, 1915-1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122529234 From the description of Ezra Loomis Pound, 1885-1972 correspondence, 1912(ca.)-1938. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155533520 Ezra Pound (1885-197...

Tate, Alan, 1899-

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Williams,Tennessee, 1911-1983

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American playwright. From the description of Papers of Tennessee Williams [manuscript], 1927-1957. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809684 From the description of Typed letters signed (3) : Key West, Chicago and New York, to Seymour Peck, 1961 Jan. 19-1969 Apr. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875024 From the description of Tennessee Williams letter to Tim Moore [manuscript], 1976 September 13 or 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id:...

Synge, J.M. (John Millington), 1871-1909

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John Millington Synge was an Irish playwright, poet, and essayist. From the description of John Millington Synge collection of papers, 1898-1929. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122626264 From the guide to the John Millington Synge collection of papers, 1898-1929, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Irish playwright and author. From the description of J.M. Synge collecti...

Wilson, Edmund

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Edmund Wilson was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and literary critic. From the description of Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122596904 From the guide to the Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) American author and critic. From the description of Typewritten letters signed...

Treece, Henry, 1911-1966

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Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born Sept. 24, 1896 in St. Paul Minnesota. He began writing while a student at Princeton University. He met his wife, Zelda, while serving in the US Army stationed in Alabama. His novel, This Side of Paradise, was published in 1920 and he became an instant success. He published he Great Gatsby in 1925. Fitzgerald died on December 21, 1940 of a heart attack at age 44 while living in Los Angeles and working for the film industry....

Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?

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Ambrose Bierce was born in Horse Cave Creek, Ohio, on June 24, 1842. After military service in the Civil War, he settled in San Francisco, where he met Mark Twain and became a columnist and writer. Bierce became known for his sharp, sarcastic wit while writing for the "Argonaut," the "Wasp," and the "San Francisco Examiner." A member of the Bohemian Club, he became acquainted with many of the prominent San Francisco authors. After his retirement Bierce traveled into Texas and toward Mexico, at a...

Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946

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Gertrude Stein (b. February 3, 1874, Allegheny, PA-d. July 27, 1946, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. She moved to Paris and acquired a love for modern painting. Stein began building a personal collection of major artists, many of whom became her friends and formed the core of her regular salons. In 1907, as Stein was struggling to establish herself as a writer, she met Alice Babette Toklas, a fellow American who had come to P...

Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966

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English novelist and travel writer. From the description of Evelyn Waugh Collection, 1843-1994 (bulk 1910-1966). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122492298 Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh (1903-1966) ranks as one of the outstanding satiric novelists of the 20th century. Hilariously savage wit and complete command of the English language were hallmarks of his style. He was born in London on Oct. 28, 1903, the son...

Greene, Graham, 1904-1991

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English novelist. From the description of Autograph and typewritten letters and notes signed "Graham" (62) : London, etc., to his brother, Herbert, 1945 May 11-1955 Sept. 12 and undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270497418 From the description of Graham Greene letters to Mercia Harrison, 1945-1990. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 465279409 English writer and dramatist. From the description of Graham Greene Collecti...

Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957

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Baron Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany was an author, aristocrat, adventurer, chessmaster, and soldier; he is probably best known for writing fantasy fiction, ghost stories, and drama under the name Lord Dunsany. Raised on the family estate in County Meath, Ireland, he was influenced by Greek mythology and the Bible. A member of the Coldstream Guards, he fought in the Boer War, World War I, and the Easter Rebellion. A prolific and diverse writer, he is considered an early master of high...

Frost, Robert, 1874-1963

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American poet from New England. Winner of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize. From the description of Letters, 1931-1943. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122464432 American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. From the description of Letter to Mr. Beggen [?], 1928. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 86129842 Robert Frost was an American poet. From the description of Papers concerning the Kenned...

Hearn, Lafacadio, 1850-1904.

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Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953

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Franco-British writer. From the description of Letters : to Miss Penn, 1917 Nov. 24 and 1929 Mar. 15. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122601939 English historian, essayist, poet and novelist born La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France July 27, 1870; died Guildford, England July 16, 1953. Belloc wrote biographies of Robespierre (1901) Marie Antoinette (1909) and numerous works on English political history. From 1920-19...

Norris, Frank

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American novelist. From the description of Papers of Frank Norris [manuscript], 1898-1952, (bulk 1898-1902). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810658 Julian Hawthorne was the son of Nathaniel Hawthorne. From the description of ALS, 1901 June 9 : New York, to Julian Hawthorne. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13734916 Novelist Frank Norris was born in Chicago and came to California at the age of 14. He attended art sc...

Faulkner, William, 1897-1962

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American fiction writer. From the description of Papers of William Faulkner [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809728 From the description of Jacket, [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647811922 From the description of Uncorrected galley proof of The Faulkner reader [manuscript], 1954 April 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809700 From the description of Photograph, 1962 Mar. 2...

Joyce, James, 1882-1941

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James Augustus Aloysius Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Rathgar, a borough of Dublin, Ireland, the eldest of ten children who survived infancy. In 1888 he was enrolled at Clongowes Wood College, a Jesuit boarding school near Dublin, where he stayed until 1891. Thereafter he attended Belvedere College, and then University College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1902 with a major in Italian. While at UCD Joyce wrote a paper in defense of Henrik Ibsen's drama called Drama and Life, which was ...

Saroyan, William, 1908-1981

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Frances Ring was Editor at WESTWAYS in Los Angeles. From the description of Letters (and manuscripts and photos) to Frances Ring, 1970-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863419 Goldie Weisberg was a fellow writer whose work Saroyan had discovered in a literary magzine. Saroyan initiated the correspondence, which focuses on their respective reading, writing, and work lives. From the description of Correspondence with Goldie Weisberg, 1930-1938. (Unknown). Wor...

Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953

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Dylan Thomas was a Welsh poet who first achieved recognition with "Eighteen Poems" (1934). He wrote both prose and radio plays, including "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog" (1940), "Deaths and Entrances" (1946), "Under Milkwood" (1954), and "Adventures in the Skin Trade" (1955). From the description of Dylan Thomas collection. [1935-1953]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 660196437 Welsh author Dylan Thomas occupies a controversial place among 20t...