Frederick John Hoffman papers, 1942-1955.

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Hoffman, Frederick John. Frederick John Hoffman papers, 1942-1955.

Frederick John Hoffman papers, 1942-1955.

Description: This collection of over 300 documents consists primarily of correspondence between Professor Frederick J. Hoffman (1909-1967) and various literary figures of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. The collection dates from 1942 through 1955 and includes letters from luminaries such as Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Ezra Pound, Lionel Trilling and Thomas Mann. The collection also contains Hoffman's notes on interviews that he conducted with several noted writers and literary critics, including Sinclair Lewis, Edmund Wilson and H.L. Mencken. Finding aid available in the Archives.

.6 cubic ft.

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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 (New York State Historical Documents).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...

Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956

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Miller, Henry, 1891-1980.

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Novelist. From the description of Papers, 1952-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155457225 Henry Miller (1891-1980) was an American author. He was known for his experimental, surrealist novels, such as Tropic of Cancer, which mixed fiction and autobiography. His writing was controversial for its graphic depictions of sexuality, leading to a 1964 obscenity trial in the United States, Grove Press, Inc. v. Gerstein. From the guide to the Henry Miller Letter, unda...

Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955

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Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977

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The complex and diverse prose of Anaïs Nin mirrors her life. She published nonfiction, journals, short stories, novels, and erotica, and worked as a model, a dancer, and a psychoanalyst. Most of her prose was influenced by surrealism, and features an experimental style and psychological themes. The publication of her diaries, begun at the age of eleven as an open letter to her departed father, brought her fame and made her a sought-after lecturer. Her artistic prose, colorful life, and relation...

Hoffman, Fredrick John.

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Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951

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Sinclair Lewis (b. Feb. 7, 1885, Sauk Centre, MN–d. January 10, 1951, Rome, Italy) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930. ...

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...

Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975

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Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Lionel Trilling and his wife, Diana Trilling. From the description of Letters, 1970-1976, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155876900 Professor. From the description of Reminiscences of Lionel Trilling: oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122394116 Lionel Trilling was a successful author, educator, and scholar, but his greates...

Hoffman, Frederick John.

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Hoffman was born in Wisconsin and educated at Stanford, University of Minnesota, and Ohio State University. Hoffman taught at University of Wisconsin and published numerous critical studies of American writers, such as Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Hoffman's books, "Freudianism and the Literary Mind," and "The Little Magazine: A History and Bibliography," made a significant contribution to American literary criticism. From the description of Correspondenc...