William Meredith papers, 1947-1979.

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Meredith, William, 1919-2007. William Meredith papers, 1947-1979.

William Meredith papers, 1947-1979.

Correspondence with Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Hardwick relating primarily to poetry and to personal affairs. Also includes correspondence and related material (1978-1979) pertaining to the nomination of poet Robert Earl Hayden to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Correspondents include Donald Barthelme, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, John Cheever, John Ciardi, Babette Deutsch, Peter De Vries, Richard Eberhart, Francis Fergusson, Lillian Hellman, Archibald MacLeish, William Maxwell, Howard Nemerov, Walker Percy, Karl Jay Shapiro, William Jay Smith, Wallace Stegner, May Swenson, Kurt Vonnegut, and Robert Penn Warren.

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Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000

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Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977

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Macleish, Archibald

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Smith, William Jay, 1918-....

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American author and Washington University alumnus. From the description of Papers. 1924-1985. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 12959285 Poet and Library of Congress poetry consultant (1968-1970). From the description of Two lockets : manuscript poem, 1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984138 American poet. From the description of Papers of William Jay Smith [manuscript], 1957. (University of Virginia). WorldCat re...

Fergusson, Francis.

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Literary critic. From the description of Reminiscences of Francis Fergusson : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122308338 ...

Meredith, William, 1919-2007

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Epithet: Organist of New College, Oxford British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000304.0x0002bd William Meredith was an American poet, literary critic, librettist, and translator. From the description of William Meredith collection of papers, 1941-1973. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430869 From the guide to the William Meredith collection of papers, 1941-1973, (The New York Pub...