Kenneth Burke papers. 1906-1960.

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Kenneth Burke papers. 1906-1960.

Contains personal and professional correspondence. Correspondents include Malcolm Cowley, Stanley Hyman, Theodore Roethke, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, Hugh Dalziel Duncan, John Crowe Ransom, Robert M. Coates, Hart Crane, Jean Toomer, Waldo David Frank, R. P. Blackmur, James T. Farrell, Francis Fergusson, Charles Henri Ford, Lincoln Kirstein, Sidney Hook, Marianne Moore, Gorham Bert Munson, Howard Nemerov, Gilbert Vivian Seldes, and William Carlos Williams.

12 linear ft.

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Crane, Hart, 1899-1932

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At the time of his early death at thirty-two in 1932, Hart Crane was already recognized as a major American poet, though he had published only two volumes of poetry and a handful of poems in various magazines. Born in the small town of Garretsville, Ohio, on July 21, 1899, the only child of Clarence A. and Grace Hart Crane, Harold Hart Crane experienced an unsettling childhood and adolescence that undoubtedly affected his adult personal life and poetical career. Though he was freed of economi...

Nemerov, Howard

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Howard Nemerov was an American educator and author, most widely known for his poetry. His verse could be poignant, philosophical, or witty, and was awarded numerous honors including a Pulitzer Prize. A long-time professor at Washington University in St. Louis, he also published memorable prose, and contributed editorial work or commentary for numerous publications. From the description of Howard Nemerov letter to Louis Untermeyer, 1963 Sept. 5. (Pennsylvania State University Librarie...

Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989

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American philosopher, professor, and writer. From the description of Letter, 1984 May 20, Wardsboro, Vt., to Edward Weber, Ann Arbor, Mich. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34363838 American philosopher and author; founding member, Congress for Cultural Freedom, 1950. From the description of Sidney Hook papers, 1902-2002. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872376 Senior fellow at the Hoover Institute. From the description of Corre...

Munson, Gorham Bert, 1896-1969

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Gorham Munson was associated with New Democracy. He and Carl Zigrosser shared interests in A. R. Orage, progressive education and new economic theory, particularly the Social Credit Movement. From the description of Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1919-1942. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 213466243 ...

Coates, Robert M. (Robert Myron), 1897-1973

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American writer and art critic. From the description of Papers of Robert Myron Coates [manuscript], [1933], 1954. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647993427 American novelist. From the description of Letter : Bayside, NY, to Mr. Mills, [194-?] June 25. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122545950 Robert M. Coates was a writer and art critic. He was associated with the "New York...

Hyman, Stanley Edgar, 1919-1970.

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Literary critic and educator. From the description of Papers, 1932-1978 (bulk 1938-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 30891852 From the description of Papers of Stanley Edgar Hyman, 1932-1978 (bulk 1938-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070459 Biographical Note 1919, June 11 Born, New York, N.Y. 19...

Roethke, Theodore, 1908-1963

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Educator, poet. From the description of Correspondence, with University of Michigan officials, 1962. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34370061 Theodore Roethke won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1954 for his volume of verse "The Waking." He was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1908 and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1929. He taught at Lafayette University, Penn State, Bennington College and finally at the University of Washington. His books include "...

Ford, Charles Henri

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Charles Henri Ford (1913- ), writer, editor, and poet, is best known for his collections of surrealist poetry and for editing Blues, 1929-30, and View, 1940-1947. From the description of Charles Henri Ford papers, 1928-1947 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702131650 American poet, playwright, painter, and publisher, born 1913, Hazelhurst, Miss. From the description of Charles Henri Ford papers, 1906-1989, bulk 1920-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: ...

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...

Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963

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This collection covers the years of William Carlos Williams's medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, a year of service at a New York City hospital, a semester of medical study in Leipzig, and the period when he was setting up his medical practice and courting his future wife, Florence Herman, in his home town of Rutherford, N.J. During this time, his younger brother Edgar went from engineering and architectural studies at M.I.T. to further study of architecture at the American Academ...

Tate, Allen, 1899-1979

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Allen Tate was an American poet, essayist, literary critic, novelist, and translator. From the description of Allen Tate collection of papers, 1935-1971. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652060 From the guide to the Allen Tate collection of papers, 1935-1971, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) John Orley Allen Tate was born in Winchester, Clarke County, Kentucky, in 1899. He atte...

Kirstein, Lincoln

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American ballet director, writer, and dance historian, 1907-1995. Lincoln Kirstein was born in Rochester, NY, educated at Harvard (B.A. 1929, M.A. 1930). He married Fidelma Cadmus, sister of artist, Paul Cadmus, in 1941 and served in the U.S. Army 1943-45. He co-founded School of American Ballet with George Balanchine and Edward M.M. Warburg in 1934. Participated in the founding and/or direction of American Ballet in 1935, Ballet Caravan 1936-41, Ballet Society in 1946, and became general direct...

Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989

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Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989), first poet laureate of the United States, was a poet, writer of fiction, and co-author with Cleanth Brooks of influential textbooks on literature. He won Pulitzer Prizes for All the King's Men (1946) and for volumes of poetry, Promises (1958) and Now and Then (1979). From the description of Robert Penn Warren papers, 1906-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702132948 Robert Penn Warren served on the faculty of Louisiana State University, Dept...

Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974

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American poet and educator. From the description of Letter to Mrs. F.E. Lund [manuscript], 1968 February 12. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833566 John Crowe Ransom, noted poet, critic, educator and editor, was born April 30, 1888 in Pulaski, Tennessee. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1909, was a Rhodes Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, 1910-1913, and joined the faculty of Vanderbilt in 1914, where he taught English until 1937. While at Vanderbil...

Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972

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Poet, acting editor of The Dial magazine, 1925-1929. Born Marianne Craig Moore. From the description of Book manuscripts, 1935-1967. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122417395 From the description of Albums, [ca. 1905-1936]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524976 From the description of Family correspondence, 1848-1972, bulk 1905-1972. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540617 From the desc...

Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970

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Gilbert Vivian Seldes, author, journalist, drama critic, editor and director of TV for the Columbia Broadcasting System. Attended Harvard (1914), was a war correspondent, editor of The Dial 1920-1923. Wrote numerous books on topics of the times: the depression, contemporary America, the movies, and prohibition and also wrote detectice stories under the name of John Forbes. An early director of TV for the Columbia Broadcasting Company. Brother of George Seldes. Lola Koven...

Blackmur, R. P. (Richard P.), 1904-1965

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American literary critic, author, and professor of English at Princeton University from 1951. From the description of Manuscripts. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122529910 Blackmur was an American literary critic and poet. From the description of Poems, 1921-1964. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122505745 From the guide to the R. P. (Richard P.) Blackmur poems, 1921-1964., (Houghton Library, Harvard College L...

Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989

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American editor and writer. From the description of Letter to Matthew Bruccoli [manuscript], 1975 December 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812058 From the description of Papers of Malcolm Cowley [manuscript], 1969. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810601 From the description of Papers of Malcolm Cowley [manuscript], 1936-1955. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647874698 Malcolm Cowley was an influential liter...

Duncan, Hugh Dalziel.

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Duncan was an engineer with Engineering Research Associates who later moved into management in the computer industry. From the description of Oral history interview with Hugh Duncan, 1986 Aug. 14. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63276399 Hugh Dalziel Duncan was an author and educator, best known for his writings and theories on sociology. Born in Scotland, he was educated in the United States at the Universities of Drake and Chicago and became a n...

Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967

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Jean Toomer (born Nathan Pinchback Toomer; December 26, 1894 – March 30, 1967) was an American poet and novelist commonly associated with the Harlem Renaissance, though he actively resisted the association, and modernism. His reputation stems from his novel Cane (1923), which Toomer wrote during and after a stint as a school principal at a black school in rural Sparta, Georgia. The novel intertwines the stories of six women and includes an apparently autobiographical thread; sociologist Charles ...

Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967

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Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001305.0x0003a9 Author and critic Waldo Frank was born in New Jersey and attended Yale. After graduation he worked for the New York Evening Post, wrote plays and prose, and co-edited the short-lived journal, Seven Arts. He found success with a series of complex novels, and became one of the most influential literary and social critics of his day, promotin...

Burke, Kenneth

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Kenneth Burke was an American literary critic and philosopher of language. From the description of Kenneth Burke letters to Stanley Weintraub, 1971-1984. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 768251269 From the description of Towards looking back [manuscript], 1976. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 768131282 From the description of An Eye-poem for the ear [manuscript] / Kenneth Burke. (Pennsylvania State Univers...

Kirstein, Lincoln.

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Fergusson, Francis.

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Literary critic. From the description of Reminiscences of Francis Fergusson : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122308338 ...