Albert Erskine papers, 1930-1999.

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Erskine, Albert, 1911-1993. Albert Erskine papers, 1930-1999.

Albert Erskine papers, 1930-1999.

Random House editorial files of Albert Erskine contain correspondence with staff and authors; editorial fact sheets and notes; copy for book covers; financial documents including contracts and royalty statements; copies of articles, speeches and manuscripts; photographs; and reviews, advertising schedules and publicity for book publications. The collection also contains some personal correspondence and miscellaneous Random House staff correspondence. The William Faulkner series includes articles about Faulkner; setting copy and proof for "As I lay dying"; copies of the 1984 edition of "The sound and the fury" with editorial notes; smaller files on several other novels; correspondence and editorial work with Faulkner scholars including Joseph Blotner, James B. Meriwether, Michael Millgate, and Noel Polk; and material regarding the Faulkner collection at the University of Virginia including copies of Randon House /Faulkner correspondence. The James Michener series includes correspondence, editing notes and proofs, and design and production materials for several titles, chiefly "Alaska," "Iberia," "Kent State," "The source," and "Texas." The miscellaneous author series contains a variety of material including correspondence, editorial material, photographs and biographical information, proofs, mockups and reviews pertaining to works by Matthew J. Bruccoli, Bennett Cerf, Ralph Ellison, Richard A. Falk, James Joyce, Sheen T. Kassouf, Philip J. Klass, Rosanne Klass, Pierre La Mure, Malcolm Lowry, Cormac McCarthy including the typescript of "All the pretty horses," Michael Mewshaw, Michael Millgate, John O'Hara, Carlotta O'Neill, Eugene O'Neill, P.M. Pasinett, David A. Randall, Anthony Reinach, Karl Shapiro, Irwin Shaw, Martin Shubik, Oliver Statler, Edward O. Thorp, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty and Martin J. Whitman. The miscellaneous author series and the personal series, particularly the latter, contain letters from hundreds of literary figures including Richard Bankowsky, Saul Bellow, R.P. Blackmur, Paul Bowles, Cleanth Brooks, Matthew Bruccoli, Anthony Burgess, Malcolm Cowley, Donald Davidson, John Gould Fletcher, Shelby Foote, George Garrett, S.I. Hayakawa, Granville Hicks, Langston Hughes, William Inge, Paul Johnston, Andrew Lytle, Linton Massey, Arthur Miller, Maxim Kumin, Andre Malraux, Howard Nemerov, Gordon Parks, Walker Percy, Katherine Anne Porter, John Crowe Ransom, Budd Schulberg, Jean Stafford, Allan Tate, Frank Taylor, Peter Taylor, Carl Van Vechten, Glenway Wescott, Richard Wilbur, William Carlos Williams, and Bernard Wolfe. A diverse range of topics are covered in the editorial files and the correspondents. Among those of interest are Cleanth Brooks; Huey Long; Andrew Lytle; Van Wyck Brooks; Randall Jarrell; William Wyler, Ralph Ellison's reaction to Caldwell's "Tobacco Road"; Pearl Harbor and World War II; script writing and productions at MGM, 1949-1951; the Southern Review, 1935; Saigon in 1955; Afghanistan, 1963-1965; government disregard of possible flood damage to New Orleans, 1937; Tougaloo College; Katharine Anne Porter at dinner with Clifford Odets, Theodore Dreiser and Charlie Chaplin who ridiculed American music; and the U.D.C. at Beauvoir. There are numerous photographs of Random House authors, generally publicity shots, as well as snapshots of Katherine Anne Porter and Malcom Lowry. There is also a tape recording of the memorial sevice for Bennett Cerf.

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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...

Johnston, Paul, 1899-....

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Paul Johnston (1899- ) was an American book designer and printer. In addition to founding several small presses, he edited, designed and printed books for various publishers. He wrote the standard work on typography, Biblio-Typographica, and his work as a printer and book designer was exhibited in the U.S. and abroad. From the guide to the Paul Johnston papers, 1918-1979, 1930s-1950s, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Paul Johnsto...

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, a leading American film production company, was established in 1924, an amalgam of three older production companies: Metro Pictures Corporation, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis B. Mayer Pictures, and was under the corporate control of the exhibiting concern, Loew's Inc. From the guide to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films and personalities scrapbooks, 1920-1944, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the ...

Schulberg, Budd

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Schulberg was a New York-born novelist, reared in Hollywood, who also wrote for the film and stage. He died in 2009 at the age of 95. From the description of Budd Schulberg papers, 1936-1967. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 609703260 American writer. From the description of The disenchanted (galley proof), 1950 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823236 ...

Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993

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Anthony Burgess, adaptor, playwright and composer. James Joyce, author of original source material. From the description of Blooms of Dublin: typescript, 1982. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164196 Anthony Burgess, British writer, playwright, and critic. From the description of Letter by Anthony Burgess to Howard Owens, Dec. 10, 1987. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122545810 English au...

Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963

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Playwright; New York, N.Y. From the description of Clifford Odets sketches. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 42743828 Clifford Odets was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1906. He left school at age fourteen and worked as an actor in local New York theater groups and traveling stock companies until 1930. That same year the Group Theatre was formed. As one of the founding members, Odets continued acting, but found new release for his creativity in writing pl...

Wescott, Glenway, 1901-1987

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Glenway Wescott (1901-1987) was the author of novels, poetry, short stories, and essays. He met Katherine Anne Porter in Paris in the 1930s, and they remained friends for many years. From the description of Glenway Wescott collection, 1932-1977 (bulk 1932-1962). (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 304239078 Glenway Wescott was an American author and personality. He was born in Wisconsin, and became part of the Paris literary circle of the 1920s before ret...

Hayakawa, S. I. (Samuel Ichiyé), 1906-1992.

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United States senator from California, 1977-1983. From the description of S. I. Hayakawa papers, 1926-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871977 Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1976, Hayakawa served on the Senate committees of Agriculture, Nutrition, Forestry, Foreign Relations, and Small Business. The collection consists of files from Hayakawa's San Diego office. From the description of Samuel I. Hayakawa papers, 1959-1982. (San Diego State University Library)...

Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999

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American expatriate writer and novelist. From the description of Letter to Bob Sharrard, 1986 December. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54097458 American expatriate author living in Morocco. From the description of Papers of Paul Bowles [manuscript], 1957-1984 ca. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647821107 American expatriate writer. From the description of Paul Bowles letter to Bob Sharrard [manuscript], 1987 March...

Tougaloo College

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Faulkner, William, 1897-1962

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American fiction writer. From the description of Papers of William Faulkner [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809728 From the description of Jacket, [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647811922 From the description of Uncorrected galley proof of The Faulkner reader [manuscript], 1954 April 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809700 From the description of Photograph, 1962 Mar. 2...

Bellow, Saul

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Saul Bellow (1915-2005), novelist. From the description of Saul Bellow drafts of nobel lecture, 1976-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702194195 Author Saul Bellow was born in Montreal to Russian emigre parents; when he was nine, the family moved to Chicago, where Bellow was educated at the University of Chicago and Northwestern in Sociology and Anthropology. He began writing novels, and gradually built a respected body of work that saw him recognized as one of the most c...

Stafford, Jean, 1915-1979

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Jean Stafford was an American author, best known for her realistic and sublimely crafted short stories. Much of her fiction invoked classical literary themes, but viewed them through the perspective of an alienated, 20th century woman. Many of her stories reflected her own tumultuous, often melodramatic personal life. From the description of Jean Stafford correspondence with Henry W. Johnstone, 1969. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55081876 Jea...

Taylor, Frank,

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Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963

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American author and critic. From the description of Typed letter signed : Westport, Ct., to Stark Young, 1937 Apr. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874884 Van Wyck Brooks was an author and educator, known for his study of, and influence on, American culture. After graduating from Harvard, he sought a literary career in New York and London, writing chiefly for magazines. While teaching at Stanford he developed his first books of criticism, leading up to his first signifi...

Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005

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American playwright and novelist. From the description of Collection, 1936-1979. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34363746 From the description of Manuscripts, 1952-1953. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122412075 From the description of Arthur Miller collection, 1936-1979. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 66895316 Arthur Miller, playwright. From the description of The crucible : screen...

Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982

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Hicks was a literary critic, novelist and teacher (1901-1982). He graduated from Harvard University, studied for the ministry and joined the Communist Party in 1934. He was the literary editor of the New masses and applied Marxist criticism to American literature in his writings. He broke with the Party in 1939 and in the 1950s testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities against the Party. Arvin (1900-1963) was also educated at Harvard University and taught at Smith College fr...

Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965

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Randall Jarrell was an American literary critic, poet, children's literature writer, and translator. From the description of Randall Jarrell collection of papers, 1914-1969 bulk (1927-1967). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517261 From the guide to the Randall Jarrell collection of papers, 1914-1969, 1927-1967, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Randall Jarrell was an American po...

Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987

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Erskine Preston Caldwell was born in White Oak, Coweta County, Georgia, the son of Ira Sylvester Caldwell, a minister, and Caroline Bell, a teacher. Caldwell much later believed that being brought up as a minister's son in the Deep South was "my good fortune in life," for his family's frequent moves to different congregations in the region gave him an intimate knowledge of the people, localities, and ways of life that would inform his fiction and documentary writing. As a youth he observed, with...

Long, Huey

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