Literary papers and correspondence of Stan Barstow. 1956-1996.


Literary papers and correspondence of Stan Barstow. 1956-1996.

Comprises: (1) Autograph manuscript and typescript drafts of Barstow's writings, including: 'A brother's tale'; 'A kind of loving'; 'A raging calm'; 'A season with Eros'; ' About the novel'; 'Ask me tomorrow'; 'B-Movie'; 'Give us this day'; 'In my own good time'; 'Joby'; 'Just you wait and see'; 'Listen for the trains, Love'; 'My son, my son'; 'Next of kin'; 'Should old acquaintance'; 'South Riding'; 'The glad eye'; 'The right true end'; 'The violent friends'; 'The watchers on the shore'; 'Time's children'; 'Travellers'; and 'Z cars'; (2) 9 proof copies with autograph manuscript corrections, including: 'A raging calm'; 'A season with Eros'; 'Ask me tomorrow'; 'B-Movie'; 'Give us this day'; 'Just you wait and see'; ''Next of kin'; 'The desperadoes'; and 'The watchers on the shore'; (3) 15 printed vols. of Barker's works translated into other languages, as follows: 'A brother's tale' (German); ''A kind of loving' (Armenian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (twice), German, Russian, Slovak, and Swedish); 'A raging calm' (Dutch); 'Ask me tomorrow' (Swedish); 'Joby' (Russian); 'The right true end' (German); and 'The watchers on the shore' (Dutch and German); (4) 2 files of correspondence with readers of his works, namely: 'Fans', ca. 1956-1996, and 'Students', ca. 1965-1994; (5) Envelope containing lists describing the contents of the archive, a printed biography of him photocopied from 'Contemporary novelists', and correspondence between the Brotherton Library and Bloomsbury Book Auctions dated 1995-1996 concerning the sale of this archive.

7 boxes and 1 envelope; manuscript, typescript, and printed material (some photocopy)

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Barstow, Stan, 1928-2011 (person)

Stan Barstow, the Yorkshire novelist and playwright, was born in 1928 in the West Riding of Yorkshire as the only son of a coal miner. He attended Ossett Grammar School and left at sixteen to join a local engineering firm. He started writing in the 1950s, and had some short stories broadcast by the BBC. His first published work was the short story 'The Search for Tommy Flynn' in 1957. An unpublished novel in 1956 was followed by A Kind of Loving in 1960. This was a major success, and was made in...