Papers of John Moffitt, 1981-1987.


Moffitt, John. Papers of John Moffitt, 1981-1987.

Papers of John Moffitt, 1981-1987.

The collection consists chiefly of letters from Moffitt to Blythe Brennan, together with poems by both Moffitt and Brennan. There is also a brief explanation by Brennan concerning the beginning of their correspondence. Topics in the correspondence include the writing of poetry; the relationship of Christianity to Buddhism and Hinduism; mysticism; Catholicism and women; Pope John Paul II; Wallace Stevens; iris cultivation; and plans for a book on Cambodian independence in 1953.

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