Papers, 1960-1963.


Papers, 1960-1963.

Papers of this American poet, consist of eleven TLS and two ALS to his editor at Macmillan about his book, The dancing beasts (1962). The letters were written while he travelled in France and Morocco and commenced soon after Morse's submission of the manuscript. Norse agonized over which poems to omit (one about his mother) and the correspondence also reveals Norse's frantic efforts to obtain information on his book's reviews, sales etc., folowing publication. Norse mentions Robert Graves and James Baldwin in his letters. Collection also includes typescripts of the two excised poems and a one-page report by B.L. Rosenthal.

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