Records, 1948-1995 and n.d.

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Records, 1948-1995 and n.d.

Records of the Harriet Wasserman Literary Agency, spanning the dates 1948-1995; bulk of records date after 1974. Records prior to 1981 are those of writers whom Wasserman also represented for her former employer, Russell and Volkening, Inc. Correspondence, office files, clippings, etc. document activities of a major literary agency on behalf of writers: manuscript submissions, contract negotiations, handling of foreign and reprint rights, publicity, and the different ways affairs are handled for lesser-known or beginning writers and for major authors. Among others, collection includes papers about fiction writers Richard Bausch, Saul Bellow, Frederick Buechner, Oscar Hijuelos, Josephine Humphreys, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Alice McDermott, and Reynolds Price; and historian George F. Kennan and philosopher and historian Allan Bloom. Correspondence is primarily professional, although some sense of personal relationships between Wasserman and long-term clients can be gained, especially with Bellow, whose career is documented for some forty-five years. Among a small sample of his early personal correspondence are a few letters from novelists Ralph Ellison and Wright Morris; but bulk of his papers are Wasserman's professional correspondence about him from 1973 to early 1990s.

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Hijuelos, Oscar.

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Harriett Wasserman Literary Agency.

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Literary agency in New York, NY, formed in 1981 by Harriet Wasserman. From the description of Records, 1948-1995 and n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 37870014 ...

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