University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Stanley Burnshaw:

An Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burnshaw, Stanley, 1906-
Title: Stanley Burnshaw Papers
Dates: 1927-1987 (bulk 1945-1987)
Abstract: The papers of American poet and literary critic Stanley Burnshaw primarily consist of notes, outlines, research materials, and drafts associated with his numerous literary pursuits. A quantity of correspondence is also present containing often detailed exchanges between Burnshaw and other writers, editors, publishers, scholars, and critics.
RLIN Record #: TXRC93-A78
Extent: 29 document cases, 1 oversize box, 14 galley folders (24 linear feet)
Language: English.
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Stanley Burnshaw, born in New York City on June 20, 1906, is a poet, critic, novelist, playwright, publisher, editor, translator, and scholar recognized primarily for his poetry and literary criticism. Burnshaw is probably best known as the author of The Seamless Web (1970), a study of the ontology of poetry and an analysis of its role in human life. Burnshaw's father served as the director of a home for Jewish orphans that attracted nationwide attention and a visit from President Taft. Both of his parents had immigrated to the United States from eastern Europe. Burnshaw movingly tells his father's story in "My Friend, My Father," Book III of The Refusers (1981). This is the best source for information on Burnshaw's early life, presented through the eyes of his father. My Friend, My Father was published as a paperback in 1986 by Oxford University Press. Burnshaw's mother's flight is recounted in his poem "House in St. Petersburg" (collected in Caged in an Animal's Mind, 1963).

Burnshaw enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh in 1922, transferred to Columbia University in 1924, and transferred back to the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his B.A. in 1925. He had planned a career as a teacher and writer; however, he took a job as an advertising copywriter with the Blaw-Knox Steel Corporation in Blawnox, Pennsylvania, to support himself and to save the money for a year of graduate study in Europe. During this period Burnshaw wrote poetry, some of which was published in little magazines, such as the Midland, Voices, and in volume one of The American Caravan (1927), an influential anthology of avant-garde writing edited by Van Wyck Brooks, Alfred Kreymborg, Lewis Mumford, and Paul Rosenfeld. Burnshaw started his own magazine, Poetry Folio, in 1926, setting the type himself. During the late Depression era, Burnshaw's poetry and literary criticism reflected Marxist ideas; however, his political works never reflected a doctrinaire rigidity--merely a desire to better the lot of those most degraded by poverty and industrialism by portraying them honestly.

In 1927 Burnshaw went to Europe to study at the University of Poitiers and later at the Sorbonne. During this period he met and began a long association with the French poet André Spire--his André Spire and His Poetry appeared in 1933. The essays and translations in this book reveal Burnshaw's knowledge of European literature and languages as well as Spire's influence on Burnshaw. In 1928 Burnshaw returned to America and worked as the advertising manager for the Hecht Company in New York and continued his graduate studies at New York University. During this time he also wrote some free-lance literary criticism. In 1932, he resigned from the Hecht Company to begin a year's post-graduate work at Cornell University, from which he graduated with a Master's Degree in 1933.

From January 1934 until July 1936, Burnshaw was co-editor, drama critic, and occasional book reviewer for the New York weekly The New Masses. Burnshaw's writings continued to focus on social injustice throughout the 1930s. Two works that exemplify his thematic focus during this period are The Iron Land (1936), which depicts poetically the lives of steel mill workers, and the verse play The Bridge (1945), which explores the consequences of technology distorted by greed. During the late 1930s Burnshaw became increasingly involved in publishing, first as editor-in-chief for the Cordon Company in New York, then as president and editor-in-chief of his own firm, the Dryden Press, which merged with Holt, Rinehart and Winston in 1958. He remained a vice-president and consultant to the house until 1968.

The Revolt of the Cats in Paradise (1945), a satiric, book-length poem, marks his rejection of Marxism as a solution to socio-economic problems. He lectured on Studies in World Literature at New York University's Graduate School of Book Publishing from 1958-1962. During this period, his work reflected a scholarly frame of reference rather than a political agenda; however, he remained politically active and aware of political issues. In 1960 he edited The Poem Itself, a book that imparts an understanding of modern poems in other languages without recreating the poem in English verse; instead, the poems are translated literally and accompanied by an analytical essay that explicates the nuances, idioms, and allusions unique to each work. The Modern Hebrew Poem Itself (1965) uses the same format (literal translation accompanied by an essay) to explicate Hebrew poems for English language readers. He also edited Varieties of Literary Experience (1962), an anthology of literary essays including his own "The Three Revolutions in Modern Poetry." His next collection of poetry, In the Terrified Radiance (1972), includes "The Hero of Silence," a sequence of poems on the life of Mallarmé. The Hero of Silence was originally published in 1965 in The Lugano Review and subsequently issued as a pamphlet. Mirages (1977), is a collection of poems dealing with modern Israel. It was later included as an epilogue to The Refusers (1981).

Stanley Burnshaw now divides his time between New York and his home in Martha's Vineyard. He received an award for creative writing from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1971, and in 1983 he was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree by Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion. The distinguished London poetry magazine Agenda honored him with a " Special Stanley Burnshaw Issue" with the Winter-Spring 1983-84 issue. In 1986, he published a biography of Robert Frost entitled Robert Frost Himself. The Stanley Burnshaw Reader (1989), provides an excellent overview of his work in poetry, translation, literary criticism, and biography. Three weeks before his ninetieth birthday, the City University of New York awarded him an honorary doctor of letters degree.


Scope and Contents

The Stanley Burnshaw Papers consist of notes, outlines, research materials, typescript drafts, galleys, page proofs, clippings, and correspondence, 1927-1987 (bulk 1945-1987). The material is arranged in two series, Works, 1933-1987 (22.5 boxes) and General Correspondence, 1927-1987 (6.5 boxes).

Burnshaw's post-1945 poetry, translations, and criticism are particularly well represented in this collection. Extensive files are present for The Poem Itself (1960), Robert Frost Himself (1986), and The Seamless Web (1970). Other works represented in this collection include Caged in an Animal's Mind, The Hero of Silence, Mirages, The Modern Hebrew Poem Itself, The Refusers, The Revolt of the Cats in Paradise, and Varieties of Literary Experience. Burnshaw's creative processes can be followed through the extensive notes, correspondence, and research information he kept for each of his projects, and the revision and refinement of his works can be traced from typescript drafts through page proofs. His considerable input into the styling, production, and promotion of his books is also evidenced in extensive comments and letters to authors, editors, publishers, printers, and critics. Published reviews and essays show the critical response to his works. Additionally, Burnshaw's own activities as an editor and publisher (in conjunction with projects involving Edward Dahlberg, Nahum Goldmann, David Ben-Gurion, Laura (Riding) Jackson, Christina Stead, Lionel Trilling, and Louis Untermeyer) are documented, as are his relationships with numerous other writers and scholars in various intellectual fields.

The papers also contain information about Burnshaw's childhood and family heritage in letters, notes, and papers of his father and other family members, which were gathered as source material for The Refusers and My Friend, My Father. In addition there is valuable information about his family relationships, especially with his wife Lydia "Leda" Powsner Burnshaw and his daughter Valerie, in both series.

Burnshaw's correspondence frequently consists of detailed exchanges about work-in-progress with other writers, editors, publishers, scholars, and critics. There are substantial files of correspondence, sometimes reflecting personal relationships as well as professional ties, with such varied figures as T. Carmi, Edward Dahlberg, James Daly, James Dickey, Dudley Fitts, Robert Frost, Norman Fruman, Nahum Goldmann, Josephine Herbst, Laura (Riding) Jackson, Haniel Long, John Frederick Nims, Paul Rogers, Gregor Sebba, Karl Shapiro, André Spire, Christina Stead, Lionel Trilling, Louis Untermeyer, Wade Van Dore, and others. A list of all correspondents in the papers can be found at the end of this inventory.

The collection contains substantial information concerning the topics of modern literature (especially poetry) and its practitioners, the translation of poetry (from French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish), literary criticism, publishing and editing (including Burnshaw's activities with the Dryden Press and Holt, Rinehart and Winston), and the Jewish experience.


Restrictions

Access

Open for research


Index Terms

Correspondents
Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973
Alter, Robert
Bellow, Saul
Ben-Gurion, David
Bly, Robert
Brown, Calvin S. (Calvin Smith), 1909-
Carmi, T., 1925-
Ciardi, John, 1916-
Cummings, E.E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962
Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977
Dale, Peter, 1938-
Daly, James, d.1943
Dickey, James
Donoghue, denis
Edel, Leon, 1907-
Edwards, Alfred Conway
Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-
Feibleman, James Kern, 1904-
Fitts, Dudley, 1903-
Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-
Florit, Eugenio, 1903-
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
Fruman, Norman
Gassner, John, 1903-1967
Goldman, Nahum, 1895-1982
Herbst, Josephine, 1892-1969
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, inc.
Hugo, Howard E.
Ignatow, David, 1914-
Jackson, Laura (Riding), 1901-
Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965
Laughlin, James, 1914-
Long, Haniel, 1888-1956
Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977
Lytle, Andrew Nelson, 1902-
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-
Montale, Eugenio, 1896-
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972
Nims, John Frederick, 1913-
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972
Paz, Octavio, 1914-
Peyre, Henri, 1901-
Rahv, Philip, 1908-1973
Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968
Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-
Rogers, Paul
Sebba, Gregor
Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913-
Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-
Spicehandler, Ezra
Spire, André
Spivak, John Louis, 1897-
Stead, Christina, 1902-
Sutton, William Alfred, 1915-
Tate, Allen, 1899-
Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975
Untermeyer, Louise, 1885-1977
Van Dore, Wade
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-
Wiesel, Elie, 19285-
Wilbur, Richard, 1921-
Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944
Subjects
American poetry--Jewish Authors
Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973
Editing
Editors--United States
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
Hebrew poetry, Modern
Jewish authors
Jews--United States
Poetry, modern--United States
Poetry--Translating
Poets, American--20th century
Publishers and publishing--United States
Document Types
Book reviews
Christmas cards
Diaries
Drawings
First drafts
Galley proofs
Instructional materials
Maps
Postcards
Scrapbooks
Scripts

Related Material

Several other collections at the HRHRC include further Burnshaw materials: James Donald Adams, William Burford, Contempo, Edward Dahlberg, John Gassner, Robinson Jeffers, Willard Maas, Kenneth Patchen, and Idella Purnell Stone.

For information concerning books acquired by the HRHRC from Burnshaw's library, see the Collections File and/or the online catalog, UTCAT.


Administrative Information

Acquisition

Purchase and gift, 1987-1989 (R11339, G8261)

Provenance

This collection was purchased from Mr. Burnshaw in 1987, and was supplemented by a 1989 gift from Paul Rogers, consisting of correspondence which Rogers received from Burnshaw.

Processed by

Melissa Truitt-Green, 1993; revised Joan Sibley, 1994; revised by Kris Kiesling, 1997


Stanley Burnshaw Papers--Folder List

 

Series I. Works, 1933-1987

The first series includes working notes, outlines, correspondence, research material, typescript drafts, galleys, page proofs, publicity, and reviews. Materials dealing with specific titles have been filed together and are arranged alphabetically by title of the work. Other than arranging this series into alphabetical order by title, every effort has been made to preserve the original order established by Burnshaw. Long galleys and oversize page proofs have been removed to oversize storage. These files frequently include extensive correspondence generated during research, writing, editing, and publication of his works, and all correspondents are included in the list of correspondents at the end of this inventory. Mr. Burnshaw sometimes provided explanatory notes in his files, which explain the significance or background of various materials.
The Seamless Web (1970), The Poem Itself (1964), Robert Frost Himself (1986), and The Refusers (1981) respectively comprise the greatest bulk of the material in the series. The Refusers material includes an unpublished verse play entitled Uriel da Costa that Burnshaw converted into Book I of The Refusers (1981) and My Friend, My Father (1986), which originally appeared as Book III of The Refusers. This group also includes copious notes about Burnshaw's early life and family background via family notes and correspondence. It also contains clippings and notes that highlight his interest in the impact of the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and fascism on the Jewish people in general as well as on his family specifically. Notes, correspondence, and clippings filed with The Seamless Web (1970) material reveal the diversity of his interests as a scholar and critic as well as an extensive and eclectic group of correspondence with scientists, linguists, and psychologists. The Robert Frost Himself files include extensive research materials (a typescript of Wade Van Dore's book about Frost and copies of Wade Van Dore's and Louis Untermeyer's correspondence with Frost) and correspondence which relate to Frost's personality and friendships with Burnshaw and many others in his circle.
box folder
1 1 Agenda: Stanley Burnshaw Issue [Winter-Spring, 1983/84]. Correspondence, list of correspondents, 1983-84, n.d.
2-6 Caged in an Animal's Mind [poems, 1963].
Typescripts of poems with early drafts, notes, and some correspondence, 1959-62, n.d.
box folder
2 1 Page proofs, n.d.
2 Page proofs--master set, n.d.
3 Page proofs with corrections, n.d.
4 The Hero of Silence [poems, 1965]. Typescript with earlier drafts and notes, 1965, n.d.
5-7 In the Terrified Radiance [poems, 1972]. Typescript with early drafts, notes, and correspondence, 1953-72, n.d.
box folder
3 1-3 In the Terrified Radiance (continued)
Mirages [poems, 1977]
box folder
3 4 Correspondence with publishers, 1976-77, n.d.
5 Correspondence, clippings, promotional material, 1976-77, n.d.
6 Correspondence, promotional items, reviews, and clippings
7 Burnshaw's typescript and one copy, n.d.
8-9 Corrected page proofs, n.d.
10 Comments on galleys, 1981
11 Drafts of Doubleday Edition and notes, 1971-1975, n.d.
Galleys and oversize proofs, n.d.,
removed to 1 galley folder and 1 oversize folder
The Modern Hebrew Poem Itself [poems, 1965]
box folder
4 1-3 Correspondence, 1961-1975, n.d.
4 Typescripts and notes, 1961, n.d.
5 New Masses [articles, 1935-36]. Scrapbook compiled by Burnshaw of his articles, 1935-36
The Poem Itself [poems, 1960]
box folder
4 6 Preliminary correspondence, 1958-59
7 Correspondence with Paul Rogers, 1959
8 Correspondence and notes regarding Eugenio Florit's translations, 1959, n.d.
9 Italian translations. Correspondence and notes, 1959, n.d.
10 German translations. Correspondence and notes, 1958-59, n.d.
11 Hofmannsthal lyrical poems. Typescripts of translations and notes, 1959, n.d.
12 Rilke translation correspondence, 1959, n.d.
box folder
5 1 Hölderlin translation correspondence, 1959, n.d.
2 Stefan George translation correspondence and typescripts, 1959, n.d.
3 French translation typescripts and correspondence, 1959, n.d.
4 Page proofs and correspondence, 1959-60, n.d.
5 Correspondence regarding proofs of the German section, 1960, n.d.
6 Financial correspondence, 1958-59, n.d.
7-11 Typescript with printers' instructions, n.d.
box folder
6 1 Page proofs, text of lecture "A Note on Translation," n.d.
2-3 Appendix and related material, n.d.
4 Page proofs of Spanish section with related correspondence, 1960, n.d.
5-6 Final typescript, n.d.
box folder
7 1 "Live file as it was done by the authors," typescripts and notes, n.d.
2 Gérard de Nerval, typescripts and translation notes, n.d.
3 Charles Baudelaire, typescripts and translation notes, n.d.
4 Paul Verlaine, typescripts and translation notes, n.d.
5 Arthur Rimbaud, typescripts and translation notes, n.d.
6 Stephane Malarmé, typescripts and translation notes, 1959, n.d.
7 Jules Laforgue, typescripts and translation notes, n.d.
8 Guillaume Apollinaire, typescripts and translation notes, 1959, n.d.
9 Paul Claudel, typescripts and translation notes, n.d.
10 Paul Valéry, typescripts and translation notes, 1959, n.d.
11 Spanish translation, correspondence, 1959
12 Saint-John Perse, typescripts and translation notes, n.d.
13 Louis Aragon, typescripts and translation notes, n.d.
14 Paul Eluard, typescripts and translation notes, n.d.
15 René Char, translation notes, n.d.
16 Manuel Bandeira, translation notes, n.d.
17 Cecília Meireles, translations and notes, n.d.
18 Fernando Pessoa, translations and notes, n.d.
19 Rosalía de Castro, translations and notes, n.d.
20 Federico García Lorca, translations and notes, 1959, n.d.
21 Miguel de Unamuno, translations and notes, 1959, n.d.
22 Antonio Machado, translations and notes, 1959, n.d.
23 Juan Ramón Jiménez, translations and notes, n.d.
24 Léon Felipe, translations, notes, and correspondence with author, 1959, n.d.
25 Pedro Salinas, translations and notes, n.d.
26 Jorge de Lima, translations and notes, n.d.
27 César Vallejo, translations and notes, 1959, n.d.
28 Rafael Alberti, translations and notes, n.d.
29 Eugenio Florit, translations and notes, 1956, n.d.
30 Page proofs, various authors, n.d.
box folder
8 1 German section, correspondence, page proofs, typescripts, 1959, n.d.
2 J. C. F. Hölderlin, typescript pp 114-121, 1959, n.d.
3 Stefan George, typescript pp 122-123, n.d.
4 Hugo von Hofmannsthal, typescript pp 134-139, 1959, n.d.
5 Rainer Maria Rilke, typescript pp 140-155, 1959, n.d.
6 Bertolt Brecht, typescript, 1959-60, n.d.
7 Italian Section, correspondence and notes, 1959, n.d.
8 G. G. Belli, typescript pp 286-287, n.d.
9 Giosuè Carducci, typescript pp 288-291, correspondence, 1973, n.d.
10 Giovanni Pascoli, typescript pp 292-293, n.d.
11 Guido Gozzano, typescript pp 296-300, n.d.
12 Dino Campano, typescript pp 301-303, n.d.
13 Umberto Saba, typescript pp 304-309, n.d.
14 Guiseppe Ungaretti, typescript pp 310-319, n.d.
15 Eugenio Montale, typescript pp 320-329, 1959, n.d.
16 Salvatore Quasimodo, typescript pp 330-331, n.d.
Galleys and page proofs, removed to 2 galley folders and 3 oversize folders n.d.,
The Refusers [novel, 1981].
box folder
8 17 Book II, Uriel da Costa notes, correspondence, early play version, 1970-76, n.d
18 Burnshaw's revised version except Book VII, 1980, n.d.
box folder
9 1 Opening dialogue and da Silva dialogues, notes and typescript, n.d.
2 Court scene-first excommunication notes and typescript, n.d
3 Scene 3 returns to fold-recantation (1633/1933), page 48, notes and typescript, n.d.
4 Scene 4 recantation dialogue age 55 (1638/1640), notes and typescript, n.d.
5 Scene 5 dream finale (1640, age 55), notes and typescript, n.d.
6 Publisher's and author's introduction typescript of play Uriel da Costa, n.d.
7-8 Original typescript of play, Uriel da Costa that became part of The Refusers, 2 copies, n.d.
9 Correspondence, notes, and clippings on the play Uriel da Costa, 1973, n.d.
10 Revised typescript of the play Uriel da Costa that became part of The Refusers, 1974.
11 Typescript of scenes I-IV of Uriel da Costa used in writing the prose version used in The Refusers, n.d.
box folder
10 1 Typescripts of the historical interludes with related notes, clippings, and correspondence, 1980, n.d.
2-3 "Part I Moses," first draft and notes, n.d.
4 Correspondence, typescripts, outlines, notes, clippings, and reviews, 1979-1984, n.d.
5-6 Typescript used to set galleys "Part I-Moses," pp 1-247, includes author's comments on page proofs, n.d.
box folder
11 1 Typescript "Part II-Uriel da Costa," pp 248-396, n.d.
2-3 Typescript "Part III-My Friend, My Father" pp 397-625, n.d.
4-8 Background working papers and correspondence, 1933-84, n.d.
Galleys and proofs, n.d.,
removed to 5 galley folders
box folder
12 1 The Revolt of the Cats in Paradise [poem, 1945]. Copy of the book, typescripts with authors' original drawings, 1945, n.d.
Robert Frost Himself [biography, 1986]
box folder
12 2 Background notes, clippings, and correspondence, 1987, n.d.
3 Correspondents list, n.d.
Correspondence
box folder
12 4 A, 1985-86
5 B, 1962-86
6 C, 1983-85
7 D, 1983-85
8 E, 1983-84
9 F, 1933-86
10 G, 1984
11 H, 1983-85
12 K, 1984-85
13 L, 1983-85, n.d.
14 M, 1962-83
15 O-P, 1983-85
16 R-S, 1959-1985
17 T-U, copies of letters to Robert Frost from Louis Untermeyer, 1953
18 V, 1982-85
19 W-Z, 1983-1984, n.d.
box folder
13 1-2 Notes from University of Virginia, n.d.
3 Wade Van Dore typescript, Wade Van Dore and Robert Frost: Life of the Hired Man, 1986
4-5 Notes and clippings, n.d.
6 Chapters I-II notes and clippings, 1984, n.d.
7 Chapter III notes and clippings, 1958-83, n.d.
box folder
14 1 Chapter III notes and clippings, 1958-1983, n.d.
2 Chapter IV notes and clippings, 1964-84, n.d.
3-5 Chapter V notes and clippings, n.d.
6-8 Burnshaw's original typescript, n.d.
box folder
15 1-3 Typescript typed by author, n.d.
4-5 Typescript (typist's copy)
box folder
16 1-4 Page proofs, pp 1-305, n.d.
5 Copy of Lionel Trilling's speech on Robert Frost, 1959, n.d.
6-7 Items used in the process of production, 1983-86, n.d.
Galley, n.d.,
removed to 2 galley folders
The Seamless Web [criticism, 1970]
box folder
17 1 Notes on the Introduction- "Who Does the Writing," n.d.
2-3 "Part one" and "Poetry's Ways of Speaking"
Notes and clippings, 1959-1967, n.d.
box folder
17 4 "Part I-2, The Body Makes the Mind," notes and clippings, 1966-68, n.d.
5 "Part II-5, Poetry and Culture" notes and clippings, 1953-67, n.d.
6-7 "Part III-Encounter," notes and clippings, 1955-67, n.d.
box folder
18 1 "A Text," working papers, outlines, 1960, n.d.
2 "Composition Collaboration" notes, footnotes used, clippings, 1961-65, n.d.
3 "Chapter 6-Divisiveness," notes, footnotes, and clippings, 1953-66, n.d.
4 "Chapter 7 (old chapter 8) Reforging the Lost Unity," notes, footnotes, and clippings, 1955-68, n.d.
5 "Chapter 8-Object," notes and footnotes, n.d.
6 Chapter 10, old notes, Chapter 14 notes, footnotes, and clippings, 1955-66, n.d.
7 [Erwin] Reifler (language to knowledge) not used, notes, clippings, 1949-63, n.d.
box folder
19 1 Chapter 1, notes and typescript, n.d.
2 Chapter 2, "The Body Makes the Mind," typescript with notes and correspondence, 1968, n.d.
3 Chapter 3, "Composition: Collaboration," typescript and notes, n.d.
4 Chapter 4, "The Ways in Which Poems Speak," typescript and notes, n.d.
5 Chapters 5-6, "Divisiveness" typescripts and notes, n.d.
6 Chapter 7, notes, footnotes, typescript, and clippings, 1955-66, n.d.
7 Chapters 12 and 8, "Object" notes, correspondence, clippings, 1951-66, n.d.
box folder
20 1 Chapter outlines, n.d.
2 Introduction-Chapter 1, typescript, n.d.
3 Chapter 2, typescript, n.d.
4 Chapter 3, typescript, n.d.
5 Chapter 4, typescript, n.d.
6 Chapter 5, typescript, n.d.
7 Chapter 6, typescript, n.d.
8 Chapter 7, typescript, n.d.
9 Chapter 8, typescript, n.d.
10 Chapter 9, typescript, n.d.
11 Chapter 10, typescript, n.d.
12 Permission letters, 1959-69
13-14 Correspondence, notes, and clippings, 1955-69, n.d.
box folder
21 1-2 Discarded notes, and clippings 1949-69, n.d.
3-4 "Prefatory Note-Part III" typescript, n.d.
5-7 Printers' typescript pp 1-438, n.d.
box folder
22 1-2 Page proofs with corrections, pp Prefatory Note, Index, n.d.
3 Notes and corrections, n.d.
4 Correspondence, 1969, n.d.
5 Outlines, notes, and a proposal for an accompanying textbook, n.d.
6 Notes and comments, n.d.
7 Comments, corrections, and additions, 1969, n.d.
8 "Poetry Versus the Culture," typescript (2 copies), n.d.
9-10 "Part III-The Reader," typescript (2 copies) and clippings, 1954-67, n.d.
11 "Encounter," typescript, outline, notes, and clippings, 1967-69, n.d.
12 Sebba typescript
Galley and page proofs, n.d.,
removed to 4 galley folders
Varieties of Literary Experience [essays, 1962]
box folder
23 1-5 Typescript pp 1-333, pages, proofs, correspondence, and notes, 1962-77, n.d.
6 New York University Book Publishing in New York Workshop, workshop materials, text of a lecture given by Stanley Burnshaw, 1977, n.d.



 

Series II. General Correspondence, 1927-1987
22.5 boxes

This series includes correspondence which was maintained alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent. Carbon copies of Burnshaw's letters and responses are interfiled alphabetically with their respective correspondents.
Burnshaw's correspondence frequently consists of detailed exchanges about work-in-progress with other writers, editors, publishers, scholars, and critics, and personal relationships are often evident as well. Correspondents include Conrad Aiken, Robert Alter, Saul Bellow, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Bly, Calvin S. Brown, T. Carmi, John Ciardi, E. E. Cummings, Edward Dahlberg, Peter Dale, James Daly, James Dickey, Denis Donoghue, Leon Edel, Alfred Conway Edwards, Clifton Fadiman, James Kern Feibleman, Dudley Fitts, Robert Fitzgerald, Eugenio Florit, Robert Frost, Norman Fruman, John Gassner, Nahum Goldmann, Josephine Herbst, Howard E. Hugo, David Ignatow, Laura (Riding) Jackson, Randall Jarrell, James Laughlin, Haniel Long, Robert Lowell, Andrew Nelson Lytle, Archibald MacLeish, Jacques Masui, Eugenio Montale, Marianne Moore, John Frederick Nims, Kenneth Patchen, Octavio Paz, Henri Peyre, Philip Rahv, Sir Herbert Edward Read, Kenneth Rexroth, Paul Rogers, Gregor Sebba, Karl Shapiro, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Ezra Spicehandler, André Spire, John Louis Spivak, Christina Stead, William Alfred Sutton, Allen, Tate, Lionel Trilling, Louis Untermeyer, Wade Van Dore, Mark Van Doren, Robert Penn Warren, Elie Wiesel, Richard Wilbur, Wendell L. Willkie and many others. A list of all correspondents in the papers can be found at the end of this inventory.
box folder
23 7 A, 1953-87, n.d.
8 B, 1945-87, n.d.
box folder
24 1 Ben-Gurion, David, 1961-63
2-3 Blumenthal, Anne. Robert Frost scrapbook materials, correspondence, 1928-85, n.d.
4 C, 1936-86, n.d.
5 Carmi, T., 1962-84, n.d.
6 D, 1938-87, n.d.
Dahlberg, Edward, 1952-1970
box folder
24 7 Edward Dahlberg Reader/Because I Was Flesh, 1962-66
8 "Impossible Correspondence," 1952-70
9 Dale, Peter. Agenda, 1972-86, n.d.
box folder
25 1 Dickey, James, 1963-87
2 E, 1933-86
3 F, 1954-87
4 Fitts, Dudley and Cornelia, 1954-86
5-6 Fruman, Norman, 1961-85
7 G, 1960-83
8 Goldmann, Nahum, 1963-68
9 H, 1942-86
box folder
26 1 Herbst, Josephine, 1959-68, n.d.
2 I-J, 1972-82
3 K, 1942-87
4 L, 1952-86
5 Long, Haniel and Anton, 1929-76
6 M, 1936-84, n.d.
7 N, 1963-87
8 Nims, John, 1959-87, n.d.
9 O, 1965-66
10 P-Q, 1944-87
11 R, 1933-87, n.d.
12 Riding, Laura, 1965-66
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27 1-2 Rogers, Paul, 1959-89
box folder
28 1 S, 1940-86
2 Sebba, Gregor, 1960-84, n.d.
3 Shapiro, Karl, 1976-87
4 Spire, André, 1931-77, n.d.
5-7 Stead, Christina, 1936-1982
8-9 Related correspondence, 1963-78
box folder
29 1 T, 1957-86
2-4 Trilling, Lionel. The Experience of Literature, 1957-75
5 U, 1935-72, n.d.
6 Untermeyer, Louis, 1963, n.d.
7 V, 1951-87, n.d.
8 Van Dore, Wade, 1928-77,
includes clippings
9 W, 1942-87, n.d.
10 X, Y, Z, 1965-86



 Stanley Burnshaw Papers--Correspondents Index 

  • Abels, Cyrilly--23.7, 28.9
  • Abels, Marcella Ruth--See Cisney, Marcella Abels
  • Abrams, M. H. (Mike) (Cornell University)--6.3, 17.3, 23.7
  • Agostini de del Río, Amelia (Columbia University)--23.7
  • Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973--23.7
  • Alberti, Rafael--23.7
  • Allen, Gay Wilson--23.7
  • Alter, Robert (University of California, Berkeley)--4.1, 4.2, 10.4, 11.8, 20.13, 23.7
  • Ames, Evelyn (Evie)--23.7
  • Anderson, Charles R. (John Hopkins University)--23.7
  • Anderson, Lee--23.7
  • Applebaum, Syd--4.1, 24.1
  • Arikha, Avigdor--23.7
  • Arndt, Walter (Dartmouth College)--23.7
  • Arrowsmith, William (New York University; Emory University; Boston University)--23.7
  • Atkinson, Brooks--23.7
  • Avi-hai, Avraham (Prime Minister's Office)--4.3
  • Baldwin, Roger Nash--23.8
  • Band, Arnold J. (University of California, Los Angeles)--4.1, 4.2, 19.7, 23.8
  • Bangs, Nora H. (Princeton University Press)--20.12
  • Barber, Bernard (Barnard College)--22.10
  • Barnes, Joseph--23.8
  • Barnet, Sylvan (Tufts University)--23.8
  • Barnstone, Willis (Wesleyan University)--5.6
  • Baron, Salo W. (Columbia University)--8.17, 23.8
  • Barzun, H. M.--23.8
  • Barzun, Jacques (Columbia University)--19.7, 23.8
  • Baxandall, Lee--23.8
  • Becker, Sanford (Sanford Becker & Co.)--4.2, 23.8
  • Beham, Y. [Yohanan]--4.3
  • Bell, Daniel (Columbia University)--23.8
  • Bell, Pearl (Mrs. Daniel)--23.8
  • Beller, Jacob--11.5, 11.7
  • Bellow, Saul--23.8
  • Ben-David, Chaim--24.1
  • Benet, Mary Kathleen (Markie)--28.9
  • Benét, William Rose ( The Saturday Review of Literature)--23.8
  • Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973--4.1, 24.1
  • Bentley, Eric--23.8
  • Bergin, Thomas G. (Yale University. Timothy Dwight College)--4.9, 6.2, 8.7
  • Bernstein, Eugene--23.8
  • Betocchi, Carlo--23.8 [to Luciano Rebay]
  • Bishop, Morris--23.8
  • Bita, Lili--29.10
  • Blake, Ruth--See Hall, Ruth Blake
  • Blake, William--28.8
  • Blumenthal, Anne--24.2, 24.3
  • Blumenthal, Joseph--12.5
  • Bly, Robert--4.1, 23.8
  • Bogan, Louise--23.8
  • Borsodi, Victor H. (Springer-Verlag, New York)--20.12
  • Bosquet, Alain--12.5, 12.16
  • Branch, Edgar M. (Miami University)--23.8
  • Brée, Germaine (New York University; Institute for Research in the Humanities; Wake Forest University)--23.8
  • Brooks, Cleanth--23.8
  • Brooks, Van Wyck--23.8
  • Brower, Helen--12.5
  • Brown, Calvin S. (Calvin Smith) 1909- (University of Georgia)--4.10, 5.2, 5.5, 6.2, 6.3, 8.1, 12.5, 22.7, 23.8
  • Brown, Francis--23.8
  • Budd, William (Jewish Community Center of Greater Minneapolis)--11.8
  • Bullock, Marie (Mrs. Hugh) (Academy of American Poets)--13.7, 23.8
  • Burnshaw, Ludwig (Pop)--11.5
  • Bush, Jennie (George Braziller, Inc.)--20.14
  • Bynner, Witter--23.8
  • Cairns, Huntington--24.4
  • Carmi, T., 1925- --4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 9.9, 11.8, 19.7, 20.13, 24.5
  • Carmin, Itzhak J.--4.1, 24.1
  • Carrighar, Sally--19.7
  • Carroll, Paul--24.7, 24.8
  • Casciato, Arthur (Miami University)--12.6, 24.4
  • Castro, Américo--24.4
  • Charny, Carmi--See Carmi, T.
  • Chase, Mary Ellen--24.4
  • Chase, Stuart--5.6
  • Chien, Christopher (Wesleyan University Press)--1.1
  • Ciardi, John, 1916- ( Saturday Review)--4.2, 4.9, 24.4
  • Cioffari, Vincenzo--5.6
  • Cisney, Marcella Abels--12.6
  • Clark, Barrett H. (Samuel French)--24.4
  • Clark, Kenneth--24.4
  • Cohen, Arthur A. (Holt, Rinehart and Winston)--25.8, 26.11, 26.12
  • Cohen, Hyman R. (Hy) (Hy Cohen Literary Agency)--10.4, 11.4, 12.2
  • Colt, Priscilla (Harcourt, Brace & World)--20.12
  • Commins, Saxe (Random House)--24.4
  • Cook, Reginald L.--12.6
  • Cox, Hyde--12.6, 24.4
  • Crane, Allison (Oxford University Press)--20.12
  • Cubeta, Paul Marsden (Middlebury College)--12.6
  • Culbert, Taylor--24.4
  • Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962--24.4
  • Cunningham, Sally--22.9
  • Da Cal, Ernesto Guerra--6.3
  • Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977--20.13, 24.7, 24.8
  • Dale, Peter, 1938- ( Agenda)--1.1, 24.9
  • Daly, James, d. 1943--24.6
  • Daniels, Kate (University of Virginia)--13.7, 24.6
  • Davis, Aubrey (George Weidenfeld & Nicolson)--25.8
  • Davison, Peter--12.7, 24.6
  • Deagon, Ann--9.9, 24.6
  • Delbanco, Nicholas (Bennington College)--24.6
  • Delphis, Phoebus or Fivos--See Thompson, Peter Frederick
  • Dickey, James--1.1, 10.4, 22.7, 24.9, 25.1
  • Dierkes, Henry (Dierkes Bindery)--12.7
  • Dondo, Mathurin--24.6
  • Donoghue, Denis--12.7, 13.6, 24.6
  • Dubos, René (Rockefeller University)--19.2, 24.6
  • Edel, Leon, 1907- --11.4, 25.2
  • Edwards, Alfred Conway (Holt, Rinehart & Winston)--12.2, 12.8, 13.4, 13.7, 19.7, 24.1, 25.2
  • Eiseley, Loren (University of Pennsylvania)--25.2
  • Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns)--25.2 [to William Kolodney, transcribed copy]
  • Ellmann, Richard (Emory University)--25.2
  • Emery, Clark (University of Miami)--25.2
  • Epstein, Joseph ( The American Scholar)--3.4, 25.2
  • Ernst, Fred--25.2
  • [Ernst], Jean--25.2
  • Faatz, Anita J. (The Otto Rank Association)--25.3
  • Fadiman, Clifton, 1904- --25.3
  • Faust, Adair (Mrs.)--11.8
  • Feibleman, James Kern, 1904- (Tulane University)--19.7, 20.13, 20.14, 22.5, 25.3
  • Feinberg, Charles E.--12.9, 25.3
  • Feuer, Lewis S. (University of Virginia)--25.3
  • Field, Fiona (Dalton Schools)--24.6
  • Fitts, Cornelia (Mrs. Dudley)--25.4
  • Fitts, Dudley, 1903- (Phillips Andover Academy)--2.6, 4.5, 4.6, 5.6, 6.2, 6.3, 7.11, 7.18, 7.20, 7.21, 7.22, 7.29, 25.4
  • Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910- --25.3
  • Fitzsimmons, James ( Art International)--25.3
  • Florit, Eugenio, 1903- (Barnard College)--4.6, 4.8, 5.4, 6.3, 7.23
  • Foote, Audrey (Mrs. Timothy)--25.3
  • Foster, Virginia V. (Beacon Press)--24.1
  • Fowlie, Wallace--6.3, 25.3
  • Fox, Peggy L. (New Directions)--1.1
  • Francis, Lesley Lee--12.9, 25.3
  • Frohock, W. M. (Harvard University)--5.6
  • Frost, Robert, 1874-1963--12.2, 12.5 [to Reuben Brower], 12.9, 12.18, 13.4, 13.7, 24.3 [to Ahmed Bokhári], 29.8 [to Wade Van Dore]
  • Fruman, Norman (California State University)--8.17, 10.4, 11.8, 25.5, 25.6
  • Fuks, Leo--8.17
  • Fuks, Rena (Universiteits-Bibliotheek, Amsterdam)--8.17
  • Gabis, Stanley (University of Missouri, Columbia)--25.7
  • Galt, Alfreda S. (The Lifwynn Foundation)--25.7
  • Ganz, Robert (George Washington University)--12.10
  • Gardner, Isabella--25.7
  • Gardner, Martin--25.7
  • Garfield, Irving (George Braziller, Inc.)--20.14, 22.4, 24.8
  • Garrigue, Jean--25.7
  • Gassner, John, 1903-1967--25.7
  • Geering, R. G. (Ron)--25.7
  • Gilboa, Amir--25.7
  • Gilman, Stephen--25.7
  • Gimelson, Deborah (Doubleday)--3.4, 3.5
  • Goethals, Thomas R.--25.7
  • Gohdes, Clarence ( American Literature)--25.7
  • Gold, Michael--25.7
  • Goldberg, Lea--4.2, 25.7
  • Goldfein, Judy (Jewish Community Center of Greater Minneapolis)--25.7
  • Goldmann, Nahum, 1895-1982--4.2, 25.8
  • Goode, William J. (Stanford University)--25.7
  • Gordon, Cyrus H. (New York University)--11.8
  • Gottschalk, Alfred (Hebrew Union College)--25.7
  • Grayzel, Solomon--4.1
  • Greenberg, Uri Zvi--4.1
  • Gregory, Horace--25.7
  • Haddon Craftsman (Scranton, PA)--24.2
  • Hagstrom, Jack W. C. (Columbia University)--12.11
  • Halkin, Simon--25.9
  • Hall, Donald--25.9
  • Hall, Ruth Blake--28.9
  • Hamburger, Michael--25.9
  • Hammarskjöld, Dag--24.3 [to Robert Frost]
  • Harman, Avraham (Embassy of Israel)--4.1
  • Harper, Michael S. (Brown University)--12.2
  • Hass, Rose (Horizon Press)--3.4
  • Havinghurst, Walter--25.9
  • Haydn, Hiram ( The American Scholar)--20.12, 20.13
  • Heald, Brian M.--29.3
  • Hecht, Anthony--25.9
  • Heilbroner, Robert L.--25.9
  • Hemley, Cecil--25.9
  • Henle, James (Vanguard Press)--20.12
  • Herbst, Cynthia Dryden--25.9
  • Herbst, Josephine, 1892-1969--26.1
  • Herschberger, Ruth--25.9
  • Hersey, John--3.4, 25.9
  • Herzberg, Max ( Newark News)--25.9
  • Hexter, Maurice B.--11.7, 25.9
  • Hieatt, A. Kent (Columbia University)--29.2
  • Hindus, Milton--12.11
  • Hoffman, Carla ( South Bend Tribune)--3.5
  • Hook, Sidney--25.9
  • Hough, Henry Beetle--25.9
  • Hugo, Howard E. (University of California, Berkeley)--4.10, 5.1, 5.5, 5.6, 6.2, 6.3, 8.1, 8.2, 8.6
  • Husson, Raoul--19.6
  • Hyman, Herbert (Columbia University)--14.1
  • Ignatow, David, 1914- --26.2
  • Irany, Helen (George Braziller, Inc.)--20.12
  • Jackson, Laura (Riding), 1901- --26.11, 26.12
  • Jacobsen, Josephine--11.8, 26.2
  • Jarrell, Mary (Mrs. Randall)--28.9
  • Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965--28.9
  • Jaszi, Andrew--4.11, 8.1, 8.4
  • Jay, Peter (Anvil Press Poetry)--24.9
  • Jelenski, Constantin--26.2
  • Jones, Howard Mumford--4.1, 4.3, 26.2
  • Judd, Hilda (Harvard University Press)--20.12
  • Kaganoff, Nathan M. (American Jewish Historical Society)--11.7
  • Kaplan, Charles (San Fernando Valley State College)--13.7, 26.3
  • Kardiner, Abram--26.3
  • Karpman, Itzhak J. (Massadah-P.E.C. Press Ltd.)--See Carmin, Itzhak J.
  • Kazin, Alfred--26.3
  • Kazin, Pearl Bell--See Bell, Pearl
  • Kenny, Carolyn B.--20.12
  • Kent, Willys Peck--26.3
  • Kermode, Dale--10.4
  • Kermode, Frank--26.3
  • Klaus, S. (Massadah Limited)--24.1
  • Kneller, John W. (Oberlin College)--6.2, 6.3
  • Kohansky, Mendel--26.3
  • Kovner, Walter--3.4
  • Kozodoy, Neal ( Commentary)--4.2, 10.4
  • Kramer, Hilton ( The New York Times)--3.4, 22.7, 26.3
  • Kranes, Judith E. (New York University)--12.12
  • Kray, Elizabeth--4.1
  • Kreymborg, Alfred--26.3
  • Kreymborg, Dorothy (Mrs. Alfred)--26.3
  • Krupnick, Mark--26.3
  • Kupelian, Shirley (Yale University Press)--20.12
  • La Barre, Weston (Duke University)--20.12
  • Lancaster, John (Amherst College)--14.4
  • Langer, Elinor (Goddard College)--26.4
  • Lannaman, Richard S.--24.3
  • Larrick, Nancy--13.7
  • Lash, Joseph P.--26.4
  • Lathem, Edward Connery (Dartmouth College)--12.13, 14.2, 24.3
  • Laughlin, James, 1914- (New Directions)--1.1, 20.12, 24.7, 24.8, 26.4
  • Lawson, John Howard--26.4
  • Lehman-Haupt, Christopher ( The New York Times)--26.4
  • Léon Felipe--7.24
  • Lesko, Leonard H. (University of California, Berkeley)--10.4
  • les Spetter, Mathew--8.17
  • Leuba, Walter--26.4
  • Levin, Harry (Harvard University)--5.6, 18.2, 26.4
  • Levy, Aaron J.--25.9
  • Levy, Jonathan (Columbia University)--6.3
  • Lite, Jeffrey H.--26.4
  • Long, Anton V.--26.5
  • Long, Haniel, 1888-1956--26.5
  • Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977--28.9
  • Lowenthal, Marvin--26.4
  • Lytle, Andrew Nelson, 1902- ( Sewanee Review)--26.4
  • MacLeish, Archibald, 1892- --3.4, 26.6
  • McGahan, Jerry (University of Wisconsin)--26.6
  • McLaughlin, Ann Louise (Harvard University Press)--25.9, 26.10
  • Mangione, Jerre--26.6
  • Marichal, Juan--6.3, 6.4, 7.11, 7.21
  • Marichal, Solita (Mrs. Juan)--3.3, 4.6, 7.11
  • Masefield, John, 1878-1967--26.6 [Burnshaw to]
  • Masui, Jacques (J. H. Masui Associates)--4.2, 5.4, 25.8, 26.6
  • Mathews, Jackson--26.6
  • Matthews, Diane (Doubleday)--3.4
  • Matthews, T. S.--14.2
  • Mayerson, Charlotte Leon (Holt, Rinehart & Winston; Random House)--25.8, 28.9
  • Mazer, Milton--26.6
  • Meireles, Cecília--26.6
  • Meredith, William--26.6
  • Mihaly, Eugene (Hebrew Union College)--8.17
  • Mitchell, Ronald (University of Wisconsin)--26.6
  • Molony, Mary Moore ( The American Scholar)--20.13
  • Montale, Eugenio, 1896- --2.7, 26.6
  • Moore, Harry T.--26.6
  • Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972--26.6
  • Moran, Agnes (Macmillan Company)--20.12
  • Morgan, B. Q.--5.6
  • Morrison, Kathleen Johnson (Kay)--12.14
  • Morrison, Theodore--12.14
  • Moss, Howard--26.6
  • Mueller, John H. (Indiana University)--22.10
  • Mullane, Deirdre (George Braziller, Inc.)--16.6
  • Muller, Herbert Joseph (Purdue University)--26.6
  • Muller, Janet B. (Mrs. Herbert)--26.6
  • Murphy, Stan--26.6
  • Neill, John (W. W. Norton & Company)--20.12
  • Nelson, Raymond--26.7
  • Nemser, Marie [Burnshaw's sister]--11.4, 11.5, 11.7, 11.8
  • Netanyahu, B. (Benzion)--9.9, 10.1, 10.4, 26.7
  • Nims, John Frederick, 1913- ( Poetry)--1.1, 4.6, 4.9, 5.4, 6.2, 8.7, 8.9, 8.15, 26.8
  • [O'Shaughnessy], Michael--26.9
  • Ostrum, John--12.15
  • O'Sullivan, R. J. (Holt, Rinehart and Winston)--4.2
  • Palley, Julian--6.3, 6.4
  • Parker, Derek ( The Poetry Review)--26.10
  • Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972--26.10
  • Paz, Octavio, 1914- --2.7
  • Pearson, Norman Holmes--26.10
  • Pei, Mario--26.10
  • Peli, Alexander (Massadah-P.E.C. Press Ltd.)--24.1
  • Penn, Mathew (Conference of Jewish Communal Service)--10.4
  • Peyre, Henri, 1901- (Yale University)--5.3, 5.6, 6.2, 6.3, 7.8, 7.10, 7.13, 11.4, 12.15, 19.7, 26.10
  • Poirier, Richard ( Raritan)--26.10
  • Pollin, Burton R.--12.15
  • Pratico, Gary--10.4
  • Prescott, F. C. (Cornell University)--26.10
  • Price, James (Allen Lane/The Penguin Press)--26.10
  • Pritchard, William H. (Amherst College)--12.15, 26.10
  • Quinn, Kerker ( Accent)--26.10
  • Raeburn, Ben (Horizon Press)--3.9, 11.4, 11.8, 26.11
  • Rahv, Philip, 1908-1973 ( Partisan Review)--26.11
  • Ratosh, Yonatan--4.1
  • Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968--26.11
  • Rebay, Luciano--12.5, 12.16, 23.8 [enclosed with letter from Carlo Betocchi] 26.11
  • Reichart, Victor Emanuel (Congregation Bene Israel)--4.1, 12.16
  • Reichl, Ernst (Ernst Reichl Associates)--20.14, 23.1
  • Reifler, Erwin (University of Washington)--17.5
  • Revell, Francis (Mrs. Peter)--26.11
  • Revell, Peter--26.11
  • Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905- --26.11
  • Richardson, Stewart ("Sandy") (Doubleday)--3.4, 10.4, 11.8
  • Ricks, Christopher--26.11
  • Riding, Laura--See Jackson, Laura (Riding)
  • Rivkin, Ellis--26.11
  • Rio, Angel del--23.7
  • Rogers, Paul (Oberlin College)--2.7, 3.3, 4.6, 4.7, 7.11, 7.22, 7.24, 26.11, 27.1, 27.2
  • Root, E. Merrill--26.11
  • Roshevsky, Eve F. (Doubleday)--10.4
  • Roth, Henry--26.11
  • Rukeyser, Muriel (National Institute of Arts & Letters)--26.11
  • Sachs, Ariel--4.2
  • Saglio, Hugo T.--14.4
  • Samuels, Charles Thomas (Williams College)--28.8
  • Schmidt, Judith (Grove Press)--20.12
  • Schottland, Charles I. (Brandeis University)--10.4
  • Schneider, Alan--9.9
  • Schwartz, Susan (Doubleday)-3.4
  • Schwarz, Egon--25.8
  • Seaver, Edwin (George Braziller, Inc.)--20.12, 20.13, 20.14, 22.4
  • Sebba, Gregor (University of Georgia)--4.10, 4.12, 6.2, 8.1, 8.5, 8.17, 9.9, 12.16, 28.2
  • Sebba, Helen (Mrs. Gregor)--8.1, 8.17, 11.8, 25.8, 28.2
  • Seldes, George--28.1
  • Shapiro, David--28.1
  • Shapiro, Harvey ( The New York Times)--3.4, 12.16
  • Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913- --3.4, 10.4, 28.3
  • Sharlitt, Michael--11.7
  • Shattuck, Roger (University of Virginia)--28.1
  • Sheehy, Donald G.--12.16, 28.1
  • Shipley, Joseph T. ( Dictionary of Literary and Dramatic Criticism)--26.5
  • Shipman, Charles--28.1
  • Simic, Charles--28.1
  • Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904- --28.1
  • Singleton, Charles S. (John Hopkins University)--28.1
  • Sloane, William (Rutgers University Press)--26.7, 28.1
  • Smith, Robert M. (Lehigh University)--28.1
  • Sofer, Cyril--28.1
  • Soffer, Shirley (Basic Books)--20.12
  • Spicehandler, Ezra (Hebrew Union College)--4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 11.8, 28.1
  • Spire, André--19.6, 28.4
  • Spire, Théróse--28.4
  • Spivak, John Louis, 1897- --28.1
  • Stamm, Edith P. (University of New Mexico)--14.2
  • Stange, G. R. (Bob) (Tufts University)--28.1
  • Stead, Christina, 1902- --3.4, 28.5-28.9
  • Stead, David D.--25.7
  • Stein, Jess (Random House)--19.7
  • Stevens, Valerie Gates--28.1
  • Stewart, Helen (Rutgers University Press)--26.7, 28.1
  • Stewart, Sam--24.3
  • Stone, Edward--28.1
  • Strouse, Norman H.--12.5
  • Sullivan, Anne (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)--20.12
  • Summer, Gerald (Random House/Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.)--20.12
  • Summers, Hollis--28.1
  • Sutton, William Alfred, 1915- --12.16, 12.18, 13.4
  • Swados, Bette (Mrs. Harvey)--28.1
  • Swados, Harvey--28.1
  • Swanson, Donald R. (Wright State University)--12.18
  • Syrkin, Marie--28.1
  • Tate, Allen, 1899- --29.1
  • Tebbel, John William (Jack)--23.1, 29.1
  • Thomason, Robert--29.1
  • Thompson, Peter Frederick--24.6
  • Thomson, Virgil ( The New York Herald Tribune)--29.1
  • Thorpe, W. H. (University of Cambridge)--29.1
  • Tinker, Carol--26.11
  • Tovell, Arnold C. (Holt, Rinehart & Winston)--24.3
  • Trilling, Diana--1.1, 29.1
  • Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975--29.1, 29.2, 29.3, 29.4
  • Turner, Decherd--12.2
  • Ungaretti, Giuseppe--29.5 [to Caro Rebay]
  • Untermeyer, Bryna (Mrs. Louis)--29.5
  • Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977--12.17 [to Robert Frost], 29.5, 29.6
  • Vallejo, Georgette de--29.7
  • Van Dore, Wade--12.18, 29.7, 29.8
  • Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972--12.18, 29.7
  • Varon, Benno Weiser--11.5, 29.7
  • Vasconcellos, Dora--6.3, 6.4, 7.26
  • Verbeke, Paul J. (St. Catherine Press)--4.2, 4.3, 5.4
  • Vinson, Charles G.--29.7
  • Wakeman, John (H. W. Wilson Company)--29.9
  • Wallace, Thomas C. (Holt, Rinehart and Winston)--4.2
  • Walker, Constance (University of Chicago Press)--20.12
  • Waller, Louise (Harper & Row Publishers)--12.19, 14.2, 16.6
  • Walsh, Claire--28.8
  • Walters, Morgan L. (University of Alabama Press)--24.6
  • Warren, Robert Penn, 1905- (Red)--29.9
  • Weiss, Theodore ( Quarterly Review of Literature)--29.9
  • Weitz, Marvin--11.5
  • Wellek, René--29.9
  • Weyl, Nathaniel--29.9
  • Wiesel, Elie, 1928- --29.9
  • Wilbur, Richard, 1921- --29.9
  • Wilkin, Sophie--28.3
  • Williams, Oscar (Pocket Books)--29.9
  • Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944--29.9
  • Wilson, Carl (Dartmouth College)--29.9
  • Winnick, Roy--12.19, 14.2, 29.9
  • Wortzel, Arthur--13.4
  • Wylder, Edith--14.2 [fragment]
  • Yager, Ellen (George Braziller, Inc.)--22.4
  • Yoken, Mel B.--10.4
  • Zahand, Terry (Cornell University Press)--20.12
  • Zaller, Robert (University of Miami)--29.10
  • Zelazny, Raymond P. (New York University)--23.6
  • Zigmond, Maurice L.--11.8
  • Zimmer, Paul--29.10
  • Zoerner, Louise (Holt, Rinehart & Winston)--20.12