Harper's magazine records, 1847-1983 (bulk 1940-1983).

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Harper's magazine records, 1847-1983 (bulk 1940-1983).

Harper's magazine records, 1847-1983 (bulk 1940-1983).

Records of Harper's Magazine include writings on subjects such as American cultural life, geography, history, humor, literary criticism, literature, news, political debate, science, social commentary, and social and economic problems. Collection also documents the history of publishing. Part I consists of a chronological file of editorial and reader correspondence, drafts of articles, and other records. Includes editor Henry Mills Alden's letterbook and other papers. Part II consists of an editors' file including the records of editors-in-chief John Fischer, Willie Morris, and Robert Shnayerson and their managing and assistant editors; office file containing general correspondence, reports on letters to the editor, letters to the editor, and business and personnel records; and a production file of drafts, galleys, and other records. Additional business records and miscellaneous documents are included in the office file. Individuals represented by correspondence, writings, and other records include Dean Acheson, Kingsley Amis, Maya Angelou, John Ashbery, W.H. Auden, Simone de Beauvoir, Saul Bellow, Jorge Luis Borges, Kay Boyle, Albert Camus, John Cheever, G.K. Chesterton, Winston Churchill, Roald Dahl, Bernard Augustine De Voto, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, E.L. Doctorow, John Dos Passos, Peter F. Drucker, Anthony Eden, William Faulkner, E.M. Forster, John Fowles, R. Buckminster Fuller, John Kenneth Galbraith, Gabriel García Márquez, Nadine Gordimer, Robert Graves, David Halberstam, Seymour M. Hersh, Irving Howe, William Dean Howells, James Jones, Alfred Kazin, Maxine Kumin, Walter Lippmann, Norman Mailer, Bernard Malamud, Katherine Mansfield, W. Somerset Maugham, Mary McCarthy, George S. McGovern, Larry McMurtry, Arthur Miller, Jessica Mitford, Bill D. Moyers, Daniel P. Moynihan, Joyce Carol Oates, Conor Cruise O'Brien, Walker Percy, Sylvia Plath, Katherine Anne Porter, Fletcher Pratt, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Adrienne Rich, Philip Roth, Bertrand Russell, Bayard Rustin, J.D. Salinger, William Saroyan, Jean-Paul Sartre, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Anne Sexton, Bernard Shaw, Neil Sheehan, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn, John Steinbeck, Mark Strand, Igor Stravinsky, William Styron, Paul Theroux, James Thurber, Barbara Wertheim Tuchman, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Alice Walker, Robert Penn Warren, E.B. White, Thornton Wilder, Garry Wills, and Tom Wolfe.

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Fowles, John, 1926-2005

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Styron, William, 1925-2006

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American novelist William Styron was born in Virginia and graduated from Duke. After serving in World War II, he worked as an editor while writing his first novel. His work has been both controversial and timely; his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, explored the theme of slavery, and benefitted from being released during the racially-charged 1960s, and his American Book Award-winning novel, Sophie's Choice, examined a World War II concentration camp survivor. His styl...

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Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003

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Born in Texas, American author Katherine Anne Porter is primarily remembered for her exquisite short stories. Although her published output was relatively small, she was highly esteemed for her distinctive, perceptive writing, and her singular exploration of human motivation, experience, and relations. From the description of Katherine Anne Porter correspondence, 1942-1964. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52434128 Katherine Anne Porter, short s...

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Sheehan, Neil Adam

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Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-....

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As the winner of the National Book Award for her 1970 novel Them and the recipient of four O. Henry awards and numerous other literary prizes, Joyce Carol Oates is among the most distinguished writers in the United States. In her considerable body of work, she has created an array of male and female protagonists from a diversity of regional, economic, and occupational backgrounds. In the four decades since her first book, the short-story collection By the North Gate, appeared to critical acclaim...

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English literary critic and author. From the description of Epitaph, [not after 1936]. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 31402388 Author and journalist. From the description of Poem of G. K. Chesterton, 1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455163 Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English poet, journalist, author, and critic. His literary criticism included works about Robert Browning, Charles Dickens, and George Berna...

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American writer. From the description of Letters to Theodore S. Amussen [manuscript], [ca. 1948?]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823381 Norman Mailer was an American author and celebrity, admired for his novels and social commentary, and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. Born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Mailer became interested in writing while studying aeronautical engineering at Harvard. He served in World War II, which led to the acclai...

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Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986.

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Theroux, Paul

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Hersh, Seymour M.

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Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-2008

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Russian novelist. From the description of Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn speeches and writings, 1975-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754870718 Epithet: author and dissident British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001569.0x00025b ...

Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005

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Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970

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Russell was an English logician and philosopher. Marsh edited Russell's Logic and knowledge: essays 1901-1950 and wrote about Russell. From the guide to the Letters to Robert C. (Robert Charles) Marsh, 1950-1959., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Russell, British philosopher and mathematician and the 3rd Earl Russell. From the description of [Letter, 19]44 Dec. 8, Trinity College, Cambridge [to] Dear Sir / Bertrand Russell. (Smith C...

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Historian. From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122631775 From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419126 From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In th...

Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965

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British novelist, playwright, and short story writer, most well-known for his autobiographical novel "Of Human Bondage". From the description of Letter, signed : St. Jean-Cap Ferrat (France), to James R. Parish, Brockton, Mass. 16 June 1961. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 62718967 William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was a British author. From the description of W. Somerset Maugham letters, 1919-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652236 ...

Fischer, John, 1910 April 27-

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John Fischer was a long-time editor and essayist at Harper's Magazine, whose edited works include Humor from Harper's [1961]. He also authored Why They Behave like Russian [1947]; Master Plan U.S.A., an Informal Report on America's Foreign Policy and the Men who Make It [1951]; The Stupidity Problem, and other Harassments [1964]; Vital signs, U.S.A. [1975]; From the High Plains (1978); and Six in the Easy Chair [1973]. From the guide to the John Fischer Letter (MS 196), 1957, (Univer...

Pratt, Fletcher, 1897-1956

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Murray Fletcher Pratt (1897 - 1956) was an American writer of science fiction, fantasy and history, particularly noted for his works on naval history and on the American Civil War. From the description of Note, 1956. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17928870 Fletcher Pratt (1897-1956) was an American military, naval, and science fiction novelist. Born in Buffalo, New York, Pratt is said to have been raised on an Indian reservation. He attended Hobart College for a ye...

Dillard, Annie

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American author. From the description of Letter, to Robie Macauley [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647808409 From the description of Letter, to Robie Macauley, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959691 ...

Percy, Walker, 1916-1990

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William Walsh, an Irish-Catholic New Orleanian born in 1925, joined the Society of Jesus in 1942. He left the order in 1973, but remained ambilavent about his decision to enter secular life. Walsh was at a personal crossroads when he read Lancelot, trying to determine his future. Having also been impressed by Percy's earlier writings, particularly The Message in the Bottle, he believed that Percy could be a source of guidance. As it turned out, Walsh and Percy never met in person and they spoke ...

Harper & Brothers.

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Correspondence (129 letters) and typescript (unsigned) revisions and notes, 1954, (23 p.) concerning the publication of The Scope of Total Architecture by Walter Gropius. Includes 22 letters from Gropius. From the description of Correspondence with Walter Gropius, 1952-1956. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612369957 Publishing firm in New York City. From the description of Harper & Brothers Records 1817-1929. (Columbia University In the City of New ...

Ashbery, John, 1927-....

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American poet and critic. From the description of Amid mounting evidence : typescript signed with autograph corrections : [New York], 1986 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870140 Poet. From the description of Reminiscences of John Ashbery : oral history, 1974. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122564946 American poet and editor of Art & Literature. From the description of The Tennis Court Oath gal...

Howe, Irving

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Borges, Jorge Luís, 1899-1986

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Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was a distinguished Argentinian poet, essayist and short story writer. From the description of La lotería en Babilonia : holograph, undated. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 320956282 From the guide to the La lotería en Babilonia : holograph, undated, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Argentine author. From the description of Antología de la Poesía Argentina Moderna [manuscrip...

Morris, Willie

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Jones, James, 1921-1977

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James Jones, author, was born November 6, 1921 in Robinson Illinois. He served in the U.S. Army, 1939-1944. Jones lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1950, where he finished his first and most important novel. From Here To Eternity was published in 1951 and won the National Book Award for fiction that year. Although he wrote other novels, short stories and worked on several screen plays, including "The Longest Day," he never again won the critical acclaim of his first book. Jones was nearing com...

Strand, Mark, 1934-....

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Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970

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American novelist. From the description of One Man's Initiation, 1917, 1968-1969. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937079 American author, From the description of State of the nation [manuscript], 1944. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807708 American author. From the description of Screenplay by John Dos Passos [manuscript], 1934 October 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647830975 F...

Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919

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Henry Mills Alden, American writer and editor for 50 years of Harper's Magazine and descendent of John and Priscilla Alden of the Mayflower fame, was born in Mount Tabor, Vermont, on November 3, 1836. From the description of Henry Mills Alden papers, 1862-1907. (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 667714420 American editor and critic; editor, Harper's Monthly, 1869-1919. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Metuchen, New Jersey, to F...

Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965

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Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, on 30 November 1874. He was educated at Harrow and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst before joining the Army in 1895 and serving in India and Sudan. After leaving the Army in 1899, he worked as a war correspondent for the Morning Post and the following year was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Oldham. In 1904, Churchill decided to join the Liberal Party, and in 1906, was elected Liberal MP f...

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur foundation

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De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955

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American educator, novelist, and Literary Editor of the Mark Twain Estate. From the description of Autograph and typed letters signed (11) : Lincoln and Cambridge, Mass. ; White Plains, New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, [n.d.] and 1935-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270863883 Betty White was one of De Voto's students at Northwestern in the 1920's. She was literary, and the best friend of Avis MacVicar, whom De Voto shortly married. As a senior at Northwestern, Betty Whi...

Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012

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Adrienne Cecile Rich, poet, author, feminist, and teacher, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 16, 1929, the daughter of Helen (Jones) and Arnold Rice Rich. She attended the Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Md. (1938-47). A 1951 graduate of Radcliffe College, in that year she won the Yale Younger Poets Award with the publication of her first book, A Change of World . Following her studies at Oxford University (winter 1952-53), she traveled through Europe. The following de...

Moyers, Bill D.

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O'Brien, Conor Cruise, 1917-2008

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Economist. From the description of Oral history interview with Conor Cruise O'Brien, 2001. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 761273570 ...

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

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Margaret Gemmell, later van Judah, was a friend of Steinbeck's during their stay at Stanford University, 1925-26. Included with the papers is a manuscript in her own hand describing her friendship with Steinbeck. From the description of John Steinbeck papers, 1925-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866392 This is the producer's copy, property of Oscar Serlin; the play ran from 7 Apr. to 6 June, 1942. From the description of The moon is down, a play in 3 acts...

Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Novelist, short story writer. From the guide to the Isaac Bashevis Singer Manuscripts, [ca. 1960]-1971, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Novelist, short story writer; came to America in 1935. Born Isaac Singer July 14, 1904, in Radzymin, Poland; son of Pinchos Menachem and Bathsheba (Zylberman) Singer. From the description of Manuscripts collection, [ca. 1960]-1970. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477256024 ...

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896-1953

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Virginia Taylor McCormick (1873-1957), of Norfolk, Virginia was a poet, literary critic, essayist, lecturer, and the editor of The Lyric, 1921-1929. From the guide to the Virginia Taylor McCormick Papers, 1887-1953., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary) In 1931, Scribner published two of Rawlings' short stories, Jacob's ladder and Cracker chidlins, both describing poor, backcountry Florida. Some of Rawlings' neighbors were angered by wh...

Gordimer, Nadine, 1923-2014

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Epithet: writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x00029c South African novelist and short story writer. From the description of Short Stories and Novel, 1958-1965. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122632949 Author. From the description of Papers, 1934-1991. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 3131621...

Cheever, John

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John Cheever was an American novelist and short-story writer. From the description of John Cheever collection of papers, 1942-1982. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164222 From the guide to the John Cheever collection of papers, 1942-1982, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) John Cheever (1912-1982) was an American writer. From the description of John Cheever journals, ...

Amis, Kingsley

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British novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic. From the description of Collection, 1933-1968. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122492257 Kingsley Amis was a successful and productive English author. Born in London to a lower middle class family, he published his first story at eleven, and earned scholarships to the City of London School and St. John's College, Oxford. After serving in World War I...

Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987

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Bayard Rustin (b. March 17, 1912, West Chester, PA – d. August 24, 1987, Manhattan, New York) was anAfrican-American Quaker who was concerned with nonviolence, socialism, civil rights, race relations, and international relations. He was connected with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, American Friends Service Committee, War Resisters League, Congress of Racial Equality, and Committee for Nonviolent Civil Disobedience against Military Segregation. He was imprisoned during World War II for...

Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983

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Architect, inventor, scientist, teacher, philosopher, creator of the geodesic dome and the Dymaxion car. From the description of Letter, 1958 Feb. 10, Clemson, S.C. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 33018576 Mark Burginer is a California-based architect, whose interest in Buckminster Fuller's synergetic geometry led to some correspondence between them during the early 1980s. From the description of Letters to Mark Burginger, 1980-1981. (Unknown)...

Camus, Albert, 1913-1960

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Albert Camus (1913-1960) was an influential intellectual and writer. He was born and raised in Algeria, but spent most of his life during World War II and afterwards in France. Camus received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. From the description of Albert Camus papers, 1936-1959. (Wesleyan University). WorldCat record id: 299152604 Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a French author, journalist, and philosopher. From the guide to the Albert Camus Letters to Lucet...

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...

Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974

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Sexton was a poet and playwright. From the description of Poems, 1961-1962. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78491220 Anne Sexton was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed American poets of the 20th century. Her complex, confessional verse treated such topics as mental illness, sexual liberation, and 1960s Americana with honesty and wit. Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Anne Sexton committed suicide in 1974. From the description of Anne Sexton l...

White, E.B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985

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American author and humorist E.B. White was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell. After graduation he worked on odd jobs and travelled; while working as a copywriter, he submitted some essays to the newly founded New Yorker, which led to his long-term relationship with the magazine. White is generally credited with supplying New Yorker's signature style, a clever, whimsical, and highly allusive tone; over the years he contributed everything from essays and stories to photo capt...

McMurtry, Larry

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Larry McMurtry, novelist, essayist, and screenwriter, was born in 1936 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He spent his early years on his father's ranch outside of Archer City. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 1958 and from a graduate program at Rice University in 1960. That same year he was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. His first novel Horseman, Pass By won the Jesse H. Jones Award from the Texas Institute of Letters in 1962. Hud, a movie based on this novel, received numerou...

McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-2012

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George Stanley McGovern, a Representative and a Senator from South Dakota was born in Avon, South Dakota, July 19, 1922. He attended Dakota Wesleyan University, 1940-1942 and enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in June 1942. McGovern was elected to the United States Senate in 1962; reelected in 1968 and 1974 and served from January 3, 1963, to January 3, 1981. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Democratic presidential nomination in 1968 and 1984 and the unsuccessful Democratic nominee...

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...

Thurber, James, 1894-1961

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James Thurber was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1894. Considered one of the 20th century's more prominent humorists, he wrote nearly forty books of stories, essays, autobiography, and a Broadway play. Thurber passed away in 1961. From the description of James Thurber letters to Mrs. Robert Sterling, 1946-1950. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 181589252 Epithet: author and cartoonist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person ...

Graves, Robert, 1895-1985

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Robert (Von Ranke) Graves was born in London in 1895. He attended King's College School and Rokeby School, Wimbledon, Copthorne School, Sussex, Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, 1907-14. In 1926, he received a B. Litt. From St. John's College, Oxford. He was the author of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, autobiographies, historical novels, essays, librettos, criticism, short stories, and children’s books. Graves also translated and edited a number of works. He died in 1985 in Deya, Majorca, Sp...

Minneapolis Star and Tribune Company

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Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950

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British playwright; literary, art and music critic; lecturer and essayist; and socialist. One of the founders of the Fabian Society, precursor of England's Socialist Party. From the description of Richard S. Weiner Collection of George Bernard Shaw, 1886-1950. (Colgate University). WorldCat record id: 31366657 Playwright and critic; founding member of Fabian Society, 1884. From the description of Bernard Shaw papers, 1878-1964. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat ...

Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

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Carolyn Wells published under the pseudonym Rowland Wright. From the description of Autograph postcard signed from W.D. Howells to Carolyn Wells, Rahway [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 694525270 Author, editor, critic. From the description of Letters chiefly to Alexander? Black [manuscript] 1888-1919. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943111 William Dean Howells was an American novelist...

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...

Dahl, Roald, 1916-1990

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Roald Dahl (b. September 13, 1916, Cardiff, Wales – d. November 23, 1990, Oxford, England) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, and screenwriter. Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the World War II as a fighter pilor and intelligence officer. He rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults.Welsh short story writer and children's author. From the description of Papers of Roald Dahl [manuscript], 1980...

Atlantic Richfield Foundation

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Eden, Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-1977

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Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon (b. June 12, 1897-d. Jan. 14, 1977), British Foreign Secretary from 1935 to 1955 and British Prime Minister from 1955 to 1957. From the description of Eden, Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-1977 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581894 ...

Vonnegut, Kurt

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Novelist. From the description of Papers, 1965-2002. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 259277264 From the description of Papers, 1941-2007. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 41182258 Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His writings include articles, short stories and scripts, but he is most well-known for his novels from his first, Player Piano in 1952, through Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five, to his last Timequake in 1997. Nanny Vo...

Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992

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Kay Boyle (1902-1992) was an American avant garde writer and poet. She lived in San Francisco, Newark, Delaware, and Rowayton, Connecticut, when she wrote these letters. From the description of Kay Boyle letters and poems, 1935-1975. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 33890909 Kay Boyle was an American essayist, novelist, short-story writer, translator, essayist, and translator. From the description of Kay Boyle collection of papers, 1...

Didion, Joan

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Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American novelist, essayist, and memoirist. From the description of Joan Didion papers, 1963-2006 (bulk 1963-1992). (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122551777 ...

Plath, Sylvia, 1932-1963

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Plath (1932-1963) was educated at Smith College (A.B., 1955) and Newnham College, Cambridge University (A.B., 1957). She married Ted Hughes in 1956 and taught English at Smith College, 1957-1958. Plath and Hughes returned to England in Dec. 1959 and separated in 1962. In her lifetime she published two books: The Colossus and other poems (1960) and The bell jar (1963). On Feb. 11, 1963 she committed suicide in London. Her Ariel poems were edited by Hughes and published in 1965. From t...

Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006

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Galbraith taught economics at Harvard. From the description of Papers of John Kenneth Galbraith, 1958. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973248 John Kenneth Galbraith was born in Iona Station, Ontario, Canada in 1908. He emigrated to the United States in 1931 and became an American citizen in 1937. He received degrees from Ontario Agricultural College (1931), University of California (1933, 1934), and studied at Cambridge, England (1937-38). His academic career has...

Forster, E.M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970

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Novelist. From the description of Letters, 1947-1970. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 36570102 From the description of Letters, 1920-1935. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 36988534 From the description of E. M. Forster papers, [ca. 1936-1968]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 495526585 Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_...

Stravinsky, Igor

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Russian born composer and conductor. From the description of Audio materials [sound recording]. 1931-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 40723194 Igor Stravinsky was a Russian composer. From the description of Sketchbook, [1917?]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122465769 Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress, set to the libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, was inspired by William Hogarth's series of paintings. Stravinsky had wan...

Doctorow, E.L., 1931-

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American author. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated New York, N.Y., 8 September 1993, to Joan Peyser, 1993 Sept. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992398 Edgar Lawrence Doctorow was born in New York City on January 6, 1931. He grew up on Eastburn Avenue in the Bronx and attended the Bronx High School of Science, where he showed an early interest in the arts. Doctorow graduated with honors from Kenyon College in 1952, receiving a B.A in P...

Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923

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Katherine Mansfield was born in New Zealand, and also lived in England. During her Bohemian and rather brief life, she made significant contributions to the art of short story writing as a major 20th century writer. Her fiction is characterized by crisp metaphorical prose, a graceful yet inescapable sense of irony, and, above all, a unique and irresistible degree of observation. From the description of Katherine Mansfield letters, 1913. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). Worl...

Salinger, J.D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010

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Jerome David Salinger is infamously reclusive, and there are few known facts about his life. He was born on January 1, 1919, to an upper-middle–class family in New York City. His Jewish father, Sol, worked as an importer of ham. His mother, Miriam (born Marie Jillich), was of Scotch-Irish descent. His one sister, Doris, is eight years his senior. As a child, Salinger attended schools near his home in Manhattan. In 1932 he was enrolled in the McBurney School, a private institution t...

Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989

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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...

Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971

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U.S. secretary of state; b. Dean Gooderham Acheson. From the description of Papers, 1931-1971. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70939613 Dean Acheson was born in Middletown, Connecticut, on April 11, 1893. After being educated at Yale University (1912-1915) and Harvard Law School (1915-18) he became private secretary to the Supreme Court Justice, Louis Brandeis from 1919 to 1921. A supporter of the Democratic Party, Acheson worked for a law firm in Washington, D...