University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Russell Banks:

An Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Banks, Russell, 1940-
Title: Russell Banks Papers
Dates: 1960s-2012
Abstract: The literary papers of American writer Russell Banks include material for his novels and collected short stories, from notes and drafts of works to publication material and reviews; screenplays written by Banks and by others based on his novels; and shorter works, such as articles and essays, introductions, plays, poems, reviews, and short stories. The papers also contain extensive correspondence, as well as articles about Banks, biographical information, diary notes, contracts, published material, and works by others.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-4899
Extent: 110 document boxes, 1 oversize box (osb), 19 serial boxes (53.76 linear feet), 2 galley files (gf)
Language: English, French
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Biographical Sketch

Russell Earl Banks was born on March 28, 1940, in Newton, Massachusetts, the eldest of four children, to Earl Banks and Florence Taylor. They lived in New Hampshire but moved back to Massachusetts after Earl abandoned the family when Banks was 12 years old. Banks was awarded a full scholarship to Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, but dropped out in the first semester. Intending to join Fidel Castro’s insurgent army, he hitchhiked to Florida, but instead of travelling to Cuba, Banks remained in Florida where he met and married Darlene Bennett with whom he had a daughter, Leona, born in 1960.

Banks and his family moved to Boston, and it was while working at a bookstore there that he began socializing with a literary crowd and trying his hand at writing poetry and stories. He and Darlene divorced in February 1962 and, in October of that year, he married Mary Gunst and they had three daughters: Caerthan (b. 1964), Maia (b. 1968), and Danis (b. 1970). In 1964, Banks enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, he co-founded the journal, Lillabulero, which became a successful literary magazine that ran for nine years. He graduated in 1967 after just three years.

In 1968, Banks began teaching at Emerson College in Boston, and then at the University of New Hampshire at Durham in 1970. In 1975, he published his first collection of short stories, Searching for Survivors, as well as his first novel, Family Life. The next year Banks was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship which allowed him to take a break from teaching and live in Jamaica from May 1976 to September 1977. His second novel, Hamilton Stark, was completed during this time and published in 1978. Banks also used his time in Jamaica to gather material for another novel, The Book of Jamaica (1980) which was awarded an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

Upon their return from Jamaica, Banks and Mary divorced. Banks began teaching at the University of New England until 1982, then went on to teach at Columbia University, and briefly, at New York University and the University of Alabama. In 1982, Banks was offered a professorship at Princeton University, and he married his third wife, Kathy Wilton, an editor at Harper and Row. They divorced in 1988, after which he married poet Chase Twichell. Works published during this decade include Continental Drift (1985), which was awarded the John Dos Passos Prize for Fiction and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist; the short story collection Success Stories (1986); and Affliction (1989), which was later adapted into a film directed by Paul Schrader.

Banks continued to produce novels in the following decades including The Sweet Hereafter (1991), which was adapted into a film directed by Atom Egoyan; Rule of the Bone (1995); the Pulitzer Prize finalist, Cloudsplitter (1998); The Reserve (2006); and Lost Memory of Skin (2011). He also published the short story collection, The Angel on the Roof (2000), and the nonfiction work, Dreaming Up America (2008), an expanded version of an interview, Amérique: notre histoire, first published in France in 2006.

Banks has won numerous awards including National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, the St. Lawrence Award for Short Fiction, O. Henry and Best American Short Story Award, and the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He retired from teaching at Princeton in 1997, and he and Chase now split their time between upstate New York and Florida.


Scope and Contents

The literary papers of American writer Russell Banks span a fifty-year career from the early 1960s to 2012. The collection includes material for his novels and collected short stories, from notes and drafts of works to publication material and reviews, as well as screenplays written by Banks and by others based on his novels. Also present are shorter works, such as articles and essays, introductions, plays, poems, reviews, and short stories. The papers also contain extensive correspondence, articles about Banks, biographical information, diary notes, contracts, published material, and works by others. The papers are arranged in four series: I. Works, 1969-2012, undated; II. Correspondence, 1960s-2009, undated; III. Personal and Career Related, 1968-2009; and IV. Published Material, 1963-2011.

Series I. Works is divided into two subseries: A. Novels, Collections, Screenplays; and B. Short Works and Other Writings. This material is arranged alphabetically by title.

Subseries A. Novels, Collections, Screenplays contains material related to Banks’s published novels including Affliction, The Book of Jamaica, Cloudsplitter, Continental Drift, The Darling, Family Life, Hamilton Stark, Lost Memory of Skin, The Relation of My Imprisonment, The Reserve, Rule of the Bone, and The Sweet Hereafter. Also present are typescript drafts of Banks’s unpublished first novel, The Locus. Screenplays for two of his novels that were subsequently adapted to the screen in 1997, Affliction, directed by Paul Schrader, and The Sweet Hereafter, directed by Atom Egoyan, are also found in this subseries. Other novels which include screenplay adaptations written by Banks and/or others are The Book of Jamaica, Cloudsplitter, and Continental Drift. Screenplays and material related to a film based on Jack Kerouac's On the Road are also present. Short story collections in this subseries include The Angel on the Roof, The New World, Searching for Survivors, Success Stories, and Trailerpark. Other works represented here include Outer Banks, a novel compilation consisting of Family Life, Hamilton Stark, and The Relation of My Imprisonment; The Invisible Stranger, a collaboration with photographer Arturo Patten; and two nonfiction works, Amérique: notre histoire, an interview with Banks published in French, and Dreaming Up America, the expanded English version of the interview.

Notebooks and a typescript draft for Lost Memory of Skin and a typescript draft of The Darling contained paperclips on the edges of individual pages used to flag those pages. The paperclipped pages were photocopied and filed with the corresponding material and the paperclips were removed to prevent damage to the paper.

Subseries B. Short Works and Other Writings includes articles for magazines and newspapers, such as The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, The New Republic, Vanity Fair, and The Atlantic. Article topics cover a wide range of people and places from the Adirondacks, Edinburgh, Seychelles, and the Everglades to Eudora Welty, Billie Holiday, Paul Strand, and Raymond Carver. Banks wrote introductions to works by Nelson Algren, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Frank O’Connor, Michael Rumaker, and Mark Twain. Plays, poems, research material for various projects, reviews, and short stories are also included in this subseries.

Series II. Correspondence is organized in three subseries: A. Chronological; B. Individual Correspondents; and C. Career-Related Correspondence. While Banks kept his correspondence primarily in date order, frequent correspondents were identified separately and housed apart from the chronological files, although there is some crossover between the two. Letters from Bill Corbett, Clarence Major, William Matthews, Joyce Carol Oates, Leon Rooke, Charles Simic, Jonathan Williams, and Arthur Yanoff are particularly numerous. The career-related files found in Subseries C reflect Banks’s involvement with the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, the Princeton Writing Program, and the publications Lillabulero and Ploughshares. Files relating to academic appointments, publishing, requests for literary engagements, editorial and writing projects, and readings are also found in this subseries.

Series III. Personal and Career Related contains material that provides additional information about Banks in the form of articles about him, an autobiographical piece for Contemporary Authors, and a diary written between September 1978 and March 1984. Publishing contracts, interviews, lectures and speeches, and works by Jane Anderson, Ray Buck, Brad Mirman, and Joel Tuber are also present.

Series IV. Published Material is made up of literary and popular magazines in which articles by and about Banks, excerpts from novels, interviews, reviews, and stories are published. This material is arranged alphabetically by the title of the periodical, and indexed by title of the work by or about Banks in the Index to Published Material. In cases where both a manuscript and published version exist for the same work, the published version is filed with the manuscript.

The material is in good condition, except for several items in the Hamilton Stark section that are mold-damaged. This material is currently restricted until it has been treated by the Conservation Department.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research. Some materials restricted due to condition and conservation status.


Related Material

Additional materials related to Russell Banks are located in the Ransom Center’s Russell Banks Collection and the Paul Schrader Papers.


Separated Material

Books, video tapes, sound recordings, and computer disks received with the papers have been transferred to appropriate departments within the Ransom Center.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchases, 2002-2012 (R15005, R15098, 12-12-001-P)

Processed by:

Liz Murray, 2003; Daniela Lozano, 2015


Sources:

In addition to material found in the Russell Banks Papers, the following sources were used:

Hennessy, Denis M. "Russell Banks."  Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed 4 December 2015).

McEneaney, Kevin T. Russell Banks: In Search of Freedom. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2010.

"Russell Banks."  Contemporary Authors Online, http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed 7 December 2015).


Container List

 

Series I. Works, 1969-2012, undated

Subseries A. Novels, Collections, Screenplays
Affliction (novel, 1990) [earlier title The Dead of Winter]
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1.1 Notes and chapter outlines
The Dead of Winter
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1.2-5 Rough draft
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1.6 Corrected typescript
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1.7-8 Second draft
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1.9, 2.1 Second to third draft
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2.2-4 Working manuscript
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2.5 Epilogue drafts
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2.6, 3.1-2 Research material
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3.3-4 Reviews and publicity
Film adaptation
Screenplay by Paul Schrader
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3.5 First draft, December 1991
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75.1 Draft, 27 August 1996
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3.6 Draft revision, January 1997
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3.7 Contracts
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3.8 Correspondence
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3.9 Distribution
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3.10 Filming schedule
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3.11 Photographs, on location; publicity
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4.1 Promotion, tours, screenings, and correspondence, for book and film
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75.2-3 Press coverage, 1996-1999
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4.2-3 Reviews
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75.4-6 Reviews and Oscar coverage, 1998-1999
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4.4 Screening notes
Amérique: notre histoire (nonfiction, 2006)
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95.1 Edited transcript of interview with Russell Banks, undated
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95.2 Corrected typescript, undated
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95.3 Correspondence, 2005-2007
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95.4 Reviews and publicity, 2006
The Angel on the Roof (short stories, 2000)
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4.5 Note cards with story titles
Annotated selections
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4.6 The New World
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4.7 Searching for Survivors
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4.8 Success Stories
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4.9 Trailerpark
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5.1 Uncorrected proofs
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5.2 Prepublication printing of Djinn, two copies
The Book of Jamaica (novel, 1980)
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5.3 Handwritten diary, December 1975-May 1978
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5.4 Notes
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5.5 Captain Blood, with synopsis drafts and correspondence
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5.6 'Accompong'
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5.7 'Obi'
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6.1 'Dread'
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6.2-3 Setting copy
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6.4-5 Master proof
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7.1 Uncorrected page proof
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7.2-3 Research material
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7.4 Reviews
Film adaptation
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95.5 Synopses, film treatment by Banks, correspondence, 1997-2000
Screenplay by Jeremy Pikser
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95.6 Rough draft and notes, March 2002
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95.7 Draft, circa August 2002
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95.8 Draft, August 2002
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96.1 Screenplay titled Captain Blood, 10 January 2003
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96.2-3 Screenplay titled Captain Blood, 17 January 2003, two copies
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96.4-6 Screenplay, August 2004, three copies
Correspondence and lists
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96.7 Actors, 1998-2007
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96.8 Directors, 1997-2003
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97.1 Producers, 1997-1999
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97.2 Correspondence, 1997-2004
Cloudsplitter (novel, 1998)
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7.5 Handwritten drafts, chapters 21 and 24
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7.6-7, 8.1-3 Rough draft
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8.4-5, 9.1-2 Edited typescript
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9.3-5, 10.1 First pass proofs, edited
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10.2-4 Timbuktu section, not published
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10.5, 11.1-6 Research material
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12.1 Awards
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12.2 Book tour
Correspondence
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12.3 Cover design
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12.4 Editorial
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12.5 Production
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97.3 Photograph used for book cover
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12.6 Publication material
Reviews
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12.7 Foreign, general
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12.8 France
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12.9 U.S.
Film adaptation
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97.4 Outline by John Romano, several versions, 2003
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97.5 Outline and treatments by Banks, 2005-2006
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97.6-9 Screenplay by Banks, May 2006, four copies
Screenplay by Timothy J. Sexton
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98.1 Draft (lacking title page), undated
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98.2 Draft, 26 April 2007
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98.3-4 Screenplay, 3 July 2007, with notes and correspondence
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98.5 Screenplay by unknown author (lacking title page), undated
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98.6 'Beat sheet,' undated
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98.7 Correspondence, 2001-2007
Continental Drift (novel, 1985) [earlier title The Trade]
The Trade
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13.1 Handwritten notes and typescript outline
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13.2 Part one, handwritten draft
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13.3-5 Rough draft, corrected typescript
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13.6 Selling Out section
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13.7 Partial corrected typescript
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14.1-3 Revised first draft
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14.4-5 Working manuscript I
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14.6, 15.1-2 Corrected typescript
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15.3-5 Setting copy
Page proofs, master set
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16.1-2 First pass
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16.3-4 Second pass
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16.5 Publicity and correspondence
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16.6, 17.1-4 Research material
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17.5-7 Reviews
Film adaptation
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98.8 Handwritten notes, outline and treatment drafts, 1985, undated
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98.9, 99.1 'Script development,' 1994-2003
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17.8 Screenplay
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18.1 Screenplay, copy 2
Screenplay by Banks
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99.2 First draft, notes and correspondence, 1987-1988
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99.3-4 29 November 1988, two copies
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99.5 'First draft,' 22 January 1998
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99.6 24 January 1999
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99.7 10 April 1999, with notes and correspondence, 1999-2001
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99.8 11 September 2001
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100.1 20 May 2002, lacking title page
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100.2 Undated
Screenplay by Banks and Raoul Peck
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100.3-4 23 May 2002, two copies
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100.5 'May 2002 revision,' 2002
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100.6 Partial screenplay, 27 May 2003
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100.7, 101.1 June 2003, two copies
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101.2-3 12 July 2003, two copies
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101.4-5 6 August 2003, two copies, one with revisions
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101.6 6 August 2005
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101.7-9 25 August 2005, two copies and one partial copy
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102.1-7 26 February 2007, seven copies and correspondence
Screenplay by Dial Jones
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102.8 6 March 2010 draft annotated by Linda Reisman, and correspondence, April 2010
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102.9 12 September 2010
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103.1 19 October 2010
Correspondence, notes, and lists
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103.2 Actors, 1995-2006
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103.3-4 Director search, 1993-2000
Correspondence
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103.5 Drazan, Tony, 1998-2000
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103.6 Holland, Agnieszka, 1997-1998
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103.7 Peck, Raoul, 2000-2002
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103.8 Reisman, Linda, 1998-1999
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103.9 Financing, 1993-2005
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103.10 'Miscellaneous,' 2000-2007
The Darling (novel, 2004) [earlier title Mammi Watta]
Research material
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104.1 Articles photocopied from The New York Times, 1990
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104.2-3 'Chimpanzees,' 1988-2003
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104.4-6, 105.1 'Liberia misc. material,' 1995-2004
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105.2 'Time-lines,' 2002-2004
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105.3 'Mammi Watta proposal, outlines,' 1998-2003
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105.4-5 Notebooks (2), undated
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105.6-7, 106.1-2 Typescript with annotations, undated
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106.3-6 'First edit,' February 2004
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107.1-3 'Orig.' proofs, undated
First pass page proofs, May 2004
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107.4-6 Master
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107.7, 108.1-2 Proofreader’s set
Second pass page proofs, June 2004
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108.3-5 Master
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108.6-7, 109.1 Author’s set
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109.2 Advance reader’s edition from uncorrected proofs with handwritten corrections, 2004
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109.3-6, 110.1 Chapter fragments, undated
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110.2 Promotional material for French edition
Dreaming Up America (nonfiction, 2008)
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110.3 Corrected typescript fragment, undated
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110.4 Corrected typescript, undated
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110.5 Correspondence, 2007-2008
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110.6 'Book tour events,' undated
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110.7 Interviews, 2008
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110.8 Reviews, 2008
Family Life (novel, 1975; revised edition, 1988)
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18.2-3 Typescript drafts
Page proofs
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18.4 Corrected
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18.5 Uncorrected
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18.6 Correspondence
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18.7 Sun and Moon Press agreement, publicity, reviews
Hamilton Stark (novel, 1978)
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130.1 Notes, synopsis, and typescript draft of The Plumber (*restricted)
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130.2 Corrected typescript with handwritten notebook of additions, revisions, and deletions; handwritten draft of chapters 9-11 (*restricted)
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19.1-3 Revised typescript
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gf Galleys
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130.3-4 Setting copy (*restricted)
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20.1 Edited pages and correspondence from editor
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130.5 Photographic illustrations for book (*restricted)
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20.2 Editorial correspondence, Houghton Mifflin
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20.3 Publicity and reviews
The Invisible Stranger (photography book with photographs by Arturo Patten, 1999)
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20.4 Text and publication material
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20.5-6 Photographs for the book
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20.7 Patten--conference in Rome, 1998
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21.1-2 The Locus (unpublished first novel, early 1970s). Typescripts
Lost Memory of Skin (novel 2011)
Research material
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110.9 'Alex McIntire,' 1987-2006
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110.10 'Freedom of Info Act (FOIA),' 2007
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110.11 'Miami,' 2007-2010
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110.12 'Military porn,' 2008
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110.13 'Sex offender info (legal and psych.),' 2007
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110.14 'To catch a predator,' 1999-2008
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110.15, 111.1 Notes and research material, 2009-2010
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111.2 Handwritten notes, undated
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111.3-4 Notebooks (4), undated
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111.5-7 Photocopied notebook pages and typescript fragments, undated
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112.1 'Draft one,' typescript, undated
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112.2-3 'Rough draft,' typescript, undated
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112.4-6 Typescript draft, undated
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113.1-3 'Halpern’s edit,' undated
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113.4-6 'Final MS,' undated
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114.1-2 'Copy-edited MS,' February 2011
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114.3-4 First pass page proofs, March 2011
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114.5 Advance reader’s edition from uncorrected proofs, 2011
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114.6 Partial corrected galley pages, May 2011
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115.1-3 Third pass page proofs, July 2011
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115.4 List of character names and inconsistencies, undated
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115.5 Book cover mockup
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115.6 Correspondence, 2011
The New World (short stories, 1978)
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21.3-4 Uncorrected typescript
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21.5-6 Revised typescript
Stories, with published versions
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21.7 About the Late Zimma (Penny) Cate
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21.8 The Cruller
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21.9 The Custodian
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22.1 Darlene and the Stag
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22.2 The Hegira of Lyman Burdette
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22.3 Indisposed
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22.4 The New World
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22.5 The Perfect Couple
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22.6 Purgatory
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22.7 The Rise of the Middle Class
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22.8 A Sentimental Education
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22.9 Six Preliminary Revisions of The Cougar Book
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22.10 Reviews
On the Road (film based on the novel by Jack Kerouac)
Screenplay by Banks (unproduced)
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115.7 Outlines and scene sequences, undated
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115.8 First draft (A), 24 July 2000
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115.9-10 First draft (B), 27 July 2000, two copies
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115.11, 116.1 Second draft, 15 September 2000, two copies
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116.2-4 Third draft, 24 October 2000, three copies
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116.5 Screenplay by Jose Rivera, with correspondence, 2010-2011
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116.6 On Adapting On the Road for Film. Essay by Banks, typescript, undated
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116.7 Correspondence, 1999-2007
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116.8 Clippings re: film, 1999-2012
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116.9 Clippings and auction catalog re: Kerouac’s typescript scroll of On the Road, 2001
Outer Banks (novel compilation containing Family Life, Hamilton Stark, and The Relation of My Imprisonment, 2008)
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116.10, 117.1 'Setting MS,' composite proof and photocopied pages, undated
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117.2-4 First pass proof pages, February 2008
The Relation of My Imprisonment (novel, 1984)
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22.11 Typescript, May 1977
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23.1 Corrected typescript
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23.2 Incomplete typescript, photocopy
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23.3 Correspondence
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23.4 Reviews
The Reserve (novel, 2008)
Research material
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117.5 'Airplanes flying,' 2004-2006
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117.6 'Artwork,' undated
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117.7 'Ausable Club Keene,' 1987, undated
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117.8 'The Hindenberg,' 2004-2006
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117.9 'Lobotomy,' 2006
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117.10 'Misc. Notes Research,' 2003-2006
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118.1 '1936-1937 Public events,' 2004-2006, undated
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118.2 'Ray, Bronson,' 1990-2004
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118.3 'Spanish Civil War,' 2004-2006
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118.4 'Research,' 2004-2007
Notebooks (2), undated
'Working MS'
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118.6-7 Notebooks (2), undated
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118.8 Typescript (lacking title page), undated
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118.9 Typescript, undated
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118.10 'Draft 2,' undated
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119.1-2 Revised typescript draft, undated
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119.3-4 Typescript draft, undated
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119.5-6 'Draft 5,' revised typescript, undated
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119.7, 120.1-5 Typescript draft, undated, two copies and one incomplete labeled 'RB’s copy'
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120.6-7 'Draft 7,' revised typescript, undated
Copyedited manuscript, June 2007
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121.1-2 Original
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121.3-4 Photocopy, with correspondence and book jacket mockup
First pass page proofs, July 2007
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121.5-6 Master
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122.1-2 Author’s set
Second pass page proofs, August 2007
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122.3-4 Master
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122.5-6 Dupe
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123.1 Uncorrected proof, 2008
Typescript fragments
Annotated by Dan Halpern
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123.2 'Dan’s Notes,' August 2006
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123.3 'Original version,' undated
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123.4 'Final version,' undated
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123.5 'Tom Smith edit,' undated
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123.6 Production material: photographs and book cover mockups, jacket copy, layout sample
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123.7 Correspondence, 2006-2007
Marketing and publicity
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123.8 Articles and clippings, 2008
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123.9 'Book tour (U.S.),' 2007-2008
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123.10 'Book tour (Europe),' 2007-2008
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123.11 'Interviews,' correspondence, 2007-2008
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123.12 Reviews, 2007-2008
Rule of the Bone (novel, 1995)
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23.5-6 Uncorrected typescript
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23.7 Presumed Dead, for Ontario Review
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23.8 School Days, chapter 9
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23.9 Correspondence
Reviews
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24.1 England, Ireland, Scotland
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24.2 Foreign, various countries
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24.3 France
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24.4 Germany
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24.5 U.S., with correspondence
Searching for Survivors (short stories, 1975)
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24.6 Corrected typescript
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24.7-8 Setting copy
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25.1 Uncorrected galley proofs, October 1974
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25.2 Reviews
Success Stories (short stories, 1986)
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25.3 Typescript, lightly corrected
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25.4-5 Copy edited setting copy
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25.6 Uncorrected proof, author’s reading copy with annotations
Stories, with published versions
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25.7 Adultery
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26.1 Captions
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26.2 Children’s Story
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26.3 Firewood
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26.4 The Fish
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26.5 The Gully
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26.6 Hostage
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26.7-8 Mistake
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27.1 My Mother’s Memoirs, My Father’s Lie, and Other True Stories
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27.2 Queen for a Day
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27.3-4 Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story
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27.5 Success Story
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27.6-7 Reviews
The Sweet Hereafter (novel, 1991)
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27.8, 28.1 Typescript
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28.2-5 Typescript drafts
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28.6-7 Non-final manuscript
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29.1-2 Author’s working manuscript
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29.3 Research material
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29.4-7 Pre-trial examinations, transcripts
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29.8 Reviews
Screenplays
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123.13 By Neal Jimenez. 'Revised first draft,' 20 November 1992
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29.9 By Atom Egoyan
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124.1 By Atom Egoyan, August 1996
Correspondence
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30.1 HarperCollins
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30.2 Film production and contracts
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30.3 Film festivals and screenings
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30.4-5 Publicity
Trailerpark (short stories, 1981)
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30.6 Notes and research material
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30.7, 31.1 Setting copy
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31.2 Uncorrected proofs
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31.3 Corrected galleys
Stories, handwritten and typescript drafts
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31.4 The Burden
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31.5 Black Man and White Woman in Dark Green Rowboat
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31.6 The Child Screams and Looks Back at You
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31.7 Cleaving, and Other Needs
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31.8 Comfort
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31.9 Dis Boy, Him Gwan
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31.10 The Fisherman
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31.11 God’s Country
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31.12 The Guinea Pig Lady
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32.1 Politics
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32.2 Principles
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32.3 The Right Way
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32.4 What Noni Hubner Did Not Tell the Police about Jesus
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32.5 Correspondence
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32.6 Reviews
Subseries B. Short Works and Other Writings
Articles and essays
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32.7 Appointment in Florida, St. Petersburg Times, Spring 1992
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32.8 Bambi: A Boy’s Story, typescript, galleys, correspondence with Viking Penguin, 1991
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32.9-12 Bernard Sanders: The Socialist Mayor of Burlington, Vermont, corrected typescript and research material, The New York Times, 1985-1986
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33.1-3 Caribbean Compass, Condé Nast Traveler, 1989, drafts and correspondence
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33.4 The Devil and Robert Johnson, The New Republic, April 1991
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33.5 Eudora Welty’s 'No Place for You, My Love,' Spellbound anthology, 1993
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34.1 Innocent Abroad: Edinburgh, Condé Nast Traveler, 1990
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34.2-3 The Last Birds of Paradise, on Seychelles, Condé Nast Traveler, 1991
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34.4 The Myth of Billie Holiday, Transition, 1992
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34.5 New York City, Friday, 29 April 1994, Le Nouvel Observateur
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34.6 Paul Strand essay, Aperture, 1991
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34.7-8, 35.1 Pilgrim’s Regress: The Return of the Chapel Hill Three Hundred, Vanity Fair, 1986
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35.2 A Place between Places, on the Adirondacks, Natural History, May 1992
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35.3-5 Primal Dreams, on the Everglades, Condé Nast Traveler, September 1994
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35.6 R (& I), Antaeus, 1994
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35.7 Raymond Carver: Our Stephen Crane, The Atlantic, August 1991
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35.8 Red, White, Blue, Yellow, The New York Times, 26 February 1991
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35.9 The Voice of History in Fiction, typescripts and notes
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36.1 Algren, Nelson. A Walk on the Wild Side, Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1990
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36.2 The Brick Reader, Coach House Press, proposed publication, 1991
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36.3 Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Scarlet Letter, The Folio Society, 1992
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36.4 O’Connor, Frank. The Lonely Voice, Harper Colophon Books, 1985
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36.5 On Michael Stephens. Introduction to Stephens’s Everlast in Hot type: America’s most celebrated writers introduce the next word in contemporary fiction, Collier Books, 1988
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36.6 Pushcart Prize XV introduction, 1990
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36.7 Rumaker, Michael. Gringos, and other stories, North Carolina Wesleyan College Press, 1991
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36.8 Twain, Mark. A Tramp Abroad, Oxford University Press, 1996; with Banks article How a Clergyman from Hartford Freed Huckleberry Finn, The New York Times Book Review, 1995
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36.9 NPR chain novel, chapter 6, corrected typescripts, 1987
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36.10 Every Single Thing That Didn't Make Me Happy, one act play, typescript
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36.11 The Steel Trap or White Folks Sho’ is Crazy, theater piece for McCarter Theatre’s Winter Tales ‘94; with correspondence, program, and reviews
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36.12 Untitled play, with Kathy Fehl, on Kerouac
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37.1 The Crossing Back
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37.2 The Loyalty Oath, in Granite, Autumn 1972-1973
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37.3 Snow: Meditations of a Cautious Man in Winter, 1974
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37.4 Waiting to Freeze, 1969
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37.5-6 Poems, uncollected, typescript drafts
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37.7 Castro, Fidel and Cuba
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37.8 Cresson, Warder
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37.9 Hawthorne, Nathaniel and Franklin Pierce
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37.10 Manley, Michael and Jamaica
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37.11 Shantytown
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37.12 Story about the aged, 1984
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37.13 Various topics
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38.1-2 Aldridge, John. Talents and Technicians, The Atlantic, May 1992
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38.3 Barich, Bill. Hard to be God
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38.4 DeMarinis, Rick. The Coming Triumph of the Free World, in The New York Times Book Review, 30 October 1988
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38.5 Kingsolver, Barbara. Homeland and Other Stories, The New York Times Book Review, 11 June 1989
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38.6 Rhodes, Richard. A Hole in the World, The New York Times Book Review, 28 October 1990
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38.7 Rideau, Wilbert and Ron Wikberg. Life Sentences, The New York Times Book Review, 30 August 1992
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38.8 Wolff, Tobias. Back in the World, The New York Times Book Review, 1985
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38.9 Various book reviews for The New York Times Book Review, 1980s
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38.10 The Actor
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38.11 Auto-Biography
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38.12 The Bone Rules
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39.1 Canadians
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39.2 Crossing the Line
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39.3 Going Home; published as I Am Lost in the Flow of Time
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39.4 The Grin (originally Bingo)
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39.5 Homecoming
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39.6 Just Don't Touch Anything
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39.7 Miami Vice, proposed stories for television series
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40.1 Prisoners
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40.2 The Puritans
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40.3 The Renunciation
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40.4 That
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40.5 Sighting the Bear
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40.6 The Travel Writer
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40.7 The Visitor
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40.8-9 Xmas



 

Series II. Correspondence, 1960s-2009, undated

Subseries A. Chronological, 1963-2001
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41.1 1963-1971
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41.2-3 1972
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41.4 1973
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41.5-6 1974
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42.1-3 1975
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42.4-5 1976
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42.6-7 1977
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43.1-2 1978
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43.3 1979
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43.4-6 1980
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43.7, 44.1-2 1981
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44.3-5 1982
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45.1-3 1983
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45.4-6 1984
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46.1-4 1985
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46.5, 47.1-4 1986
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47.5-6, 48.1-9 1987
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49.1-8, 50.1 1988
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50.2-9, 51.1-3 1989
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51.4 1990-1992, undated
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51.5-9, 52.1-7 1990
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52.8-9, 53.1-7 1991
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53.8, 54.1-9 1992
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55.1 1993-1995, undated
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55.2-6 1993
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56.1-5 1994
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57.1-5 1995
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58.1-6 1996
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58.7-9, 59.1-4 1997
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59.5-8 1998
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60.1-2 1998
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60.3 1999
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60.4 2000-2001
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60.5 undated
Subseries B. Individual Correspondents
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60.6 Algren, Nelson
Arzande, Marie
Auster, Paul
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60.7 Bass, Henry and Sue
Bell, Madison S.
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60.8 Benedict, Pinckney and Laura
Blauner, Bob
Bonazzi, Bob
Busch, Frederick
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61.1 Carrol, Michael (Ed White)
Casey, John
Conason, Leslie
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61.2-4 Corbett, Bill
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61.5 Creeley, Robert
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61.6 Dafoe, Willem
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61.7 Davis, Jay
Dawid, Annie
Dawson, Fielding
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61.8 Delbanco, Nicholas
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61.9 DeLillo, Don
Douglas, Josephine
Doyle, Roddy
Egoyan, Atom
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61.10 Faggen, Robert
Fehl, Kathy
Frieberg, Camelia
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62.1 Halliday, Mark
Hannigan, Paul
Harper, Michael
Harrison, Jim
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62.2 Haxton, Josephine A. (Ellen Douglas)
Herling, Gustaw
Howard, Maureen
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62.3 Keeley, Mike [Edmund]
Komunyakaa, Yusef
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62.4 Krementz, Jill
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62.5 Lee, Chang-rae
Leland, Christopher
Lopez, Berry
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62.6-7 Major, Clarence
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62.8 Matthews, Sebastian and Alison Climo
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62.9-10, 63.1-7, 64.1-3 Matthews, William
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64.4 McClatchy, J. D.
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64.5 Metcalf, Paul
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64.6 Monroe, Gary
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64.7 Moody, Rick
Morgan, Robert
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64.8 Morris, Mary
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64.9-10 Oates, Joyce Carol
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64.11 Ondaatje, Michael
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65.1 Peck, Raoul
Patten, Arturo
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65.2 Rabideau, Clyde, Jr.
Ravenel, Shannon
Reinharez, Isabelle
Rohrer, Matt
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65.3 Rooke, Constance
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65.4-5 Rooke, Leon
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65.6 Roth, Henry H.
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65.7-8 Simic, Charles
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66.1 Stephens, Michael
Strausz, Ivan
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66.2 Véa, Alfredo
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66.3 Williams, C. K.
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66.4-6 Williams, Jonathan
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66.7-8, 67.1-2 Yanoff, Arthur
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67.3 Academic
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67.4 1960s
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67.5 1970s
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67.6 1980-1981, June
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67.7 1981, July-December
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67.8 1982-1984
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68.1 1985-1989
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68.2 1990s
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68.3 Barnes and Noble, 1995
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68.4 Bellwether Prize: Barbara Kingsolver, Leigh Anne Couch, Ursula LeGuin, etc. 1998-1999
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68.5, 124.2 Book withdrawals, letters to Banks
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68.6 Brushes with Greatness project, Banks co-editor, 1988-1989
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68.7 Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, 1968-1974
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69.1 Film inquiries
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69.2-3 Invitations to participate in readings, forums, etc., 1960s-1990s
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69.4 Johnson, Charles; Black Masters project material, 1985
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69.5 Levine, Ellen, U.S. agent, 1970-1983
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69.6 Lillabulero
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69.7 Ploughshares
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69.8-9 Princeton Creative Writing Program
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70.1 1990-1993
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70.2 1993, Quarterly Review of Literature
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70.3 1993-1994
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70.4 1994-1995
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70.5 1995-1996
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70.6 1996-1997
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70.7-8 1997-1998
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124.3 1999
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124.4 2000
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124.5 2001
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124.6 2002
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124.7 2003
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124.8, 125.1 2004
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125.2-4 2005
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125.5-6 2006
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126.1 2007
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126.2 2008
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126.3 2009
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71.1 Articles, essays, interviews, reviews
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71.2 Judge, nominate, edit
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71.3 Publisher’s requests for Banks’s works
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71.4 Student (high school) responses to Rule of the Bone
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71.5-6 Magazines and small presses
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71.7-8 Publishers



 

Series III. Personal and Career Related, 1968-2009

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72.1 Anderson, Jane. The Hidden Room, teleplay based on Banks’s Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story
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72.2-3 Articles about Banks
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72.4 Autobiography for Contemporary Authors
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72.5 Buck, Ray. Dark Horse, playscript, May 1968
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72.6, 74 Calendars
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72.7 7 September 1978-6 June 1981
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72.8 6 October 1981-1 January 1983
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72.9 4 May 1983-6 March 1984
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72.10 Drawings by Banks and others
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73.1-2 Contracts, 1983-1995
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126.4 Gingher, Marianne, ed. Long Story Short, uncorrected proof, 2009 (contains short story by Banks, The Outer Banks)
Interviews
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73.4 Willem Dafoe
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73.5 George Myers Jr.; with article on Banks
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73.6 Kerry, John; 1972 Congressional campaign
Lectures and speeches
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73.3 How to Read: How to Write. Speech on Gertrude Stein at Aspen Writers’ Conference
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126.5 Living in the Sweet Hereafter. Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, 3 March 2005
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126.6 Toward a Creole American Literature. Several versions of speech, 2000-2006
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73.7 Mirman, Brad. Body of Evidence, screenplay, third draft
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126.7 Perry, Sarah N. The Adventures of Florence Banks, 2003-2004
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73.8 Review and exchange lists
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73.9 Shapard, Robert and James Thomas, eds. Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories, 1986
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73.10 Story seminar, University of Alabama, 1987
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126.8 Tuber, Joel. The Fisherman, screenplay based on story by Banks, 1999



 

Series IV. Published Material, 1963-2011

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76 The Abraxas/Five Anthology, James Bertolino, ed., 1972
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74 Adirondack Explorer, vol. 10, no. 5, September/October 2008
Adirondack Life
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76 Vol. 22, no. 6, September-October 1991
Vol. 29, no. 1, January-February 1998
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127.1 Amerikastudien (American Studies), vol. 53, no.2, 2008
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76 Ann Arbor Review, no. 5/6, 1969
Autodafe
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76 No. 1, Automne 2000
No. 1, Autunno 2000
No. 1, Otoño 2000
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77 No. 1, Outono 2001
No. 1, Spring 2001
No. 2, Automne 2001
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78 No. 2, Otoño 2001
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127.1 No. 3/4, 2003 [English]
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127.2 No. 3/4, 2003 [French]
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127.3 No. 3/4, 2003 [Spanish]
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78 AWP Chronicle, vol. 28, no. 6, May/Summer 1996
Black Book
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78 December-February 1998/99
Spring 2001
Bluemilk Magazine, vol. 2, no. 2, April 1999
The Boston Phoenix; Christmas Supplement, 10 December 1974
Brick, A Literary Journal
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78 No. 61, Winter 1998
No. 65/66, Fall 2000
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127.4 No. 70, Winter 2002
No. 71, Summer 2003
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128.1 No. 73, Summer 2004
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78 Café Solo, no. 4, Fall 1972
Cambio, vol. 1, no. 4, July 2001
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79 Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature, vol. 7, no. 1, Spring/Summer 1995
The Carolina Quarterly
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79 Vol. 18, no. 1, Fall 1965
Vol. 19, no. 3, Fall 1967
Vol. 20, no. 1, Winter 1968
Vol. 52, no. 3, Spring 2000
Columbia; A Magazine of Poetry and Prose, no. 24/25, 1995
Condé Nast Traveler
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79 September 1991
Bonus Issue 1991, Island Finder
November 1997
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80 Conjunctions, vol. 34, Spring 2000
Cottonwood Review, 1968
The De Paul Literary Magazine, vol. 2, no. 1, Winter 1963
Dust, vol. 4, no. 1, Summer 1969
Ellery Queen, December 1987
Emerson Review
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80 Winter 1971
Winter 1975-1976
Esquire
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81 Vol. 6, no. 11, October 1992
Vol. 113, no. 3, March 2000
Vol. 130, no. 4, October 1998
Vol. 132, no. 1, July 1999
Vol. 133, no. 6, June 2000
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80 Vol. 134, no. 5, November 2000
Vol. 135, no. 6, June 2001
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128.1 Vol. 138, no. 4, October 2002
Fiction
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81 Vol. 1, no. 3, 1972
Vol. 2, no. 2, 1973
Vol. 9, no. 1, 1988
Fiction International
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81 No. 2/3, 1974
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82 No. 6/7, 1976
Fire Exit, vol. 4, 1974
Folio, vol. 4, no. 1, March 1968
Font, vol. 1, no. 1
Gentlemen’s Quarterly
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82 Vol. 74, August 1995
April 2000
January 2001
Glimmer Train, no. 32, Fall 1999
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83 Granite, no. 5, Spring 1973
Harper’s, vol. 300, no. 1801, June 2000
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128.2 The Hemingway Review, vol. 24, no. 1, Fall 2004
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83 La Huerta, vol. 1, no. 1, 1971
The Iowa Review, vol. 8, no. 1, Winter 1977
Kumquat
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83 Vol. 1, 1967
Vol. 2, 1968
Latitudes
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83 Vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 1968
Vol. 2, no. 2, 1968
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128.2 Le Figaro, no. 19, 4 August 2008
Le Magazine Littéraire, no. 456, September 2006
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83 Le Serpent a Plumes, vol. 15, Spring 1992
Lillabulero
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83 No. 7, 1969
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84 No. 8, Winter 1970
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83 No. 9, Summer/Fall 1970
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84 No. 10/11, series 2, 1971
No. 14, 1974
The Literary Review, vol. 13, no. 4, Summer 1970
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78 Los Angeles Times Book Review, July 2, 2000
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84 Meridian, Premiere Issue, Spring 1998
Michigan Quarterly Review, vol. 39, no. 4, Fall 2000
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85 Mill Mountain Review, vol. 2, no. 2, 1975
The Minnesota Review, 10, no. 3/4, 1970
Mississippi Review
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85 Vol. 7, no. 2, Spring 1978
Vol. 10, no. 1, Spring/Summer 1981
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128.2 MovieMaker, no. 46, vol. 9, Spring 2002
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85 Nagy Világ, vol. 27, no. 10, October 1982
The Nation, vol. 243, no. 14, Nov. 1, 1986
New American Review
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85 Vol. 4, August 1968
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86 Vol. 9, April 1970
Vol. 10, August 1970
New Boston Review, vol. 2, no. 1, Summer 1976
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128.3 New England Review, vol. 30, no. 3, 2009
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86 New Hampshire Times, vol. 11, no. 18, 14-21 October 1981
New Virginia Review, vol. 7, November 1989
The New York Times Book Review
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86 18 August 1991
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74 4 March 2007
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86 The North American Review, vol. 276, no. 3, September-November 1991
Le Nouvel Observateur
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128.3 No. 2306, 15-21 January 2009
No. 2358, 14-20 January 2010
No. 2410, 13-19 January 2011
Ontario Review
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87 No. 31, Fall-Winter 1989-1990
No. 35, Fall/Winter 1991-1992
The Paris Review, vol. 40, no. 147, Summer 1998
Partisan Review, vol. 37, no. 4, 1970
Pebble
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87 Vol. 1, no. 1, Autumn 1968
Vol. 1, no. 2, Spring 1969
PEN America
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88 Vol. 1, no. 1,Winter 2000/01
Vol. 1, no. 2, Fall 2001
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128.4 Issue 13: Lovers, 2010
Pendragon: The Siena College Student Literary Magazine, 2003
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88 Pequod, vol. 32, 1991
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128.4 Philosophie Magazine, no. 13, October 2007
Ploughshares
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88 Vol. 2, no. 1, 1974
Vol. 7, no. 1, 1981
Vol. 19, no. 4, 1993-Winter 1994
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89 Vol. 26, no. 1, Spring 2000
Pocket Pal, vol. 1/1, Spring 1975
Poets & Writers, vol. 26, issue 2, March/April 1998
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128.4 Political Affairs, August 2003
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89 The Quest, vol. 30/6, 1969
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128.5 Revue des Deux Mondes, October-November 2008
Salmagundi
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89 No. 93, Winter 1992
Nos. 106-107, Spring/Summer 1995
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129.1 Nos. 150-151, Spring-Summer 2006
No. 157, Winter 2008
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129.2 Nos. 162-163, Spring-Summer 2009
The San Francisco Book Review
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89 No. 20, June 1971
No. 23, August 1972
Scenario, vol. 3, no. 4, Winter 1997
Shenandoah
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90 Vol. 25, no. 2, Winter 1974
Vol. 29, no. 1, Fall 1977
Vol. 31. no. 4, 1980
Southern Poetry Review, vol. 8, no. 2, Spring 1968
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129.2 Storie All Write, no. 50, April/July 2003
Sumac
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90 Vol. 2, no. 2 & 3, Winter/Spring 1970
Vol. 3, no. 1, Fall 1970
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91 Vol. 3, no. 3, Spring 1971
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129.3 Télérama, no. 2729, 30 April 2002
Télérama hors-série, September 2002
Tennessee Poetry Journal
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91 Vol. 2, no. 1, Fall 1968
Vol. 3, no. 3, Spring 1970
Tin House Magazine, vol. 2, no. 2, Winter 2001
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129.4 Today Literary Magazine, Summer 2006
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91 Trace, vol. 2, 1968
Transatlantic Review, no. 35, Spring 1970
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92 Transition, vol. 9, no. 1/2; issue 81/82, 2000
TriQuarterly, vol. 34, Fall 1975
Truck, vol. 21, 1979
United Artists, vol. 10-13, April 1980-April 1981
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93 The Village Voice, vol. 42, no. 49, 9 December 1997
Westigan Review, vol. 1, no. 3, 1970
Wired, vol. 4, April 1997
Works, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 1969
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129.5 Xconnect: Writers of the Information Age, vol. 7, 2005
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93 Yahoo!: Internet Life, vol. 7, no. 9, September 2001
Yankee, vol. 33, no. 5, May 1969
The Young Writer at Chapel Hill, no. 6, Spring 1967
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94, 129.6 Japanese language journals
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74 Oversize box
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130 Restricted box (Hamilton Stark material)



 Index to Published Material 

  • About the Late Zimma (Penny) Cate: Selections from Her Loving Husband’s Memory Hoard. TriQuarterly, vol. 40, Fall 1977, p.178--21.7
  • The Actor. The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, June 12, 1994, p.14--38.10
  • The Adjutant Bird. Lillabulero, vol. 1, no. 4, Fall 1967, p.7--74
  • Adultery. Mother Jones, vol. 11, no. 3, April-May 1986, p.29--25.7
  • The Advertisement. Emerson Review, Winter 1975-76, p.65--80
  • Affliction [excerpt]. Ontario Review, no. 31, Fall-Winter 1989-90, p.7--87
  • Affliction [excerpt]. Fiction, vol. 9, no. 1, 1988, p.72--81
  • Affliction [excerpt]. New Virginia Review, vol. 7, November 1989, p.130--86
  • L’an 1 d’Obama. Le Nouvel Observateur, no. 2358, 14-20 January 2010, p.74--128.3
  • The Art of Fiction CLII. The Paris Review, vol. 40, no. 147, Summer 1998, p.50--87
  • Aux racines de la détresse palestinienne. Télérama, no. 2729, 30 April 2002, p.30
  • The Best Man. La Huerta, vol. 1, no. 1, 1971, np--83
  • A Bidder in Plato’s Cave. Yahoo!: Internet Life, vol. 7, no. 9, September 2001, p.133--93
  • Birds, Water & the Sun; On Stumbling across Barnstead, New Hampshire, Where I was Raised. Latitudes, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 1968, p.35--83
  • Black Man and White Woman in Dark Green Rowboat. Mississippi Review, vol. 10, no. 1, Spring/Summer 1981, p.42--85
  • The Blizzard. The Boston Phoenix; Christmas Supplement, Dec. 10, 1974, p.23--78
  • The Blizzard. Partisan Review, vol. 37, no. 4, 1970, p.530--87
  • Bodies in the Basement. Brick; A Literary Journal, no. 65/66, Fall 2000, p.52--78
  • Border Country [review of Louise Erdrich, The Beet Queen]. The Nation, vol. 243, no. 14, Nov. 1, 1986, p.460--85
  • La Boussole de Russell Banks. Interview with Marc Weitzmann. Autodafe, no. 1, Automne 2000, p.93--76
  • La Brújula de Russell Banks. Interview with Marc Weitzmann. Autodafe, no. 1, Otoño 2000, p.97--76
  • The Burden. Ploughshares, vol. 7, no. 1, 1981, p.72--88
  • A Bússola de Russell Banks. Interview with Marc Weitzmann. Autodafe, no. 1, Outono 2001, p.93--77
  • La Bussola di Russell Banks. Interview with Marc Weitzmann. Autodafe, no. 1, Autunno 2000, p.91--76
  • De Camino al Cine [on Jack Kerouac, 1922-1969]. Cambio, vol. 1, no. 4, July 2001, p.101--78
  • The Candidates. The Abraxas/Five Anthology, James Bertolino, ed., 1972--76
  • Captions/Announcing and Accounting for Another Happy Marriage. Sun & Moon, Nos. 6/7, 1978-79, Winter, p.27--26.1
  • Caribbean Compass. Condé Nast Traveler, October 1989, p.124--33.1
  • Carnets de doutes, l'annee vecue par deux ecrivains. Télérama hors-série, September 2002, p.44--129.3
  • Carta a mi nieta en la víspera de otra guerra. Autodafe, no. 3/4, 2003, p.21--127.3
  • Casting America’s Outcasts: A Dialogue between Russell Banks and Loïc Wacquant. Amerikastudien (American Studies), vol. 53, no.2, 2008, p.212--127.1
  • The Caul. Mississippi Review, vol. 7, no. 2, Spring 1978, p.129--85
  • The Child Screams and Looks Back at You. Fiction, vol. 6, no. 3, 1981, p.196--31.6
  • Children’s Story. Quarterly West, no. 7, Autumn 1978, p.116--26.2
  • Choking, p.54; and Order, p.57. Emerson Review, Winter 1971--80
  • A Circle of Clowns. The Carolina Quarterly, vol. 18, no. 1, Fall 1965, p.65--79
  • Coffee Break, 8 May 1967; The Exile; Of Adam, His Fall, & Certain Implications: A Love Poem. Folio, vol. 4, no. 1, March 1968, p.38-39--82
  • Collision. Latitudes, vol. 2, no. 2, 1968, p.2--83
  • Coming of the Crow [poem]. The De Paul Literary Magazine, vol. 2, no. 1, Winter 1963, p.22--80
  • The Conversion. Shenandoah, vol. 29, no. 1, Fall 1977, p.3--90
  • Cow-Cow. Gentlemen’s Quarterly, April 2000, p.148--82
  • The Custodian. New Boston Review, vol. 2, no. 1, Summer 1976, p.26--86
  • The Darling [excerpt]. Xconnect: Writers of the Information Age, vol. 7, 2005, p.3--129.5
  • The Defenseman. Fire Exit, vol. 4, 1974, np--82
  • Demolition Derby. Adirondack Life, vol. 22, no. 6, Sept.-Oct. 1991, p.40--76
  • Departing from Albania. The Young Writer at Chapel Hill, no. 6, Spring 1967, p.28--93
  • Djinn. Esquire, vol. 133, no. 6, June 2000, p.144--81
  • Doctor Wickshaw, Ellery Queen, Dec.1987, p.98--80
  • Dolores Driscoll; A Chapter from The Sweet Hereafter, the new novel by Russell Banks. The North American Review, vol. 276, no. 3, Sept.-Nov.1991, p.17--86
  • The Drive Home. New American Review, vol. 4, August 1968, p.66--85
  • Endless Caribbean, p.81; and Contributors: In Search of Paradise, p.26. Condé Nast Traveler, Bonus Issue 1991, Island Finder--79
  • Entretien: À la frontière de la vérité et du mensonge. Revue des Deux Mondes, October-November 2008, p.147--128.5
  • Escaping Christmas. The Iowa Review, vol. 8, no. 1, Winter 1977, p.47--83
  • A Few Thoughts on John Berger. Pequod, vol. 32, 1991, p.146--88
  • Fiction Rooted in Rock. Adirondack Explorer, vol. 10, no. 5, September/October 2008, p.44--74
  • Firewood. Chicago, vol. 35, no. 11, November 1986, p.184--26.3
  • The Fish. The Agni Review, vol. 23, 1986, p.8--26.4
  • Five Poems: Death Wish; In Honor of Greed, Diane Wakoski’s Long Poem; Stopping en Route; Anticipation; The Crossing Back. Sumac, vol. 3, no. 1, Fall 1970, p.87-90 --90
  • For a symposium on ‘The contemporary short story: The last decade,’ Granite, no. 5, Spring 1973, p.140--83
  • Formulations (II) and Formulations (III). Lillabulero, no. 10/11, series 2, 1971, p.96--84
  • Formulations, p.64; Fiction from the Small Presses, p.85. Lillabulero, no. 9, Summer/Fall 1970--83
  • Four Poems: Mount Osceola, New Hampshire; Thunderhead Mountain, North Carolina; Clingman’s Dome, Tennessee; Mount Shuckstack, North Carolina. Sumac, vol. 2, no. 2 & 3, Winter/Spring 1970, p.79-81--90
  • Fox and Whale, Priest and Angel. Esquire, vol. 134, no. 5, Nov. 2000, p.113--80
  • From Novel to Screen. MovieMaker, no. 46, vol. 9, Spring 2002, p.68--128.2
  • From the Editors. Lillabulero, no. 14, 1974--84
  • Le Goulet. Le Serpent a Plumes, vol. 15, Spring 1992, p.19--83
  • H & I (PEN/Hemingway Prize Speech). The Hemingway Review, vol. 24, no. 1, Fall 2004, p.53--128.2
  • A Hazugság. Nagy Világ, vol. 27, no. 10, October 1982, p.1455--85
  • Homage to Ché Guevara. Kumquat, vol. 2, 1968, np--83
  • Hommage a Lydie Madelaine (The Grandmother Poem), p.5; and Banks reviews two books, p.80. Lillabulero, no. 7, 1969--83
  • Hostage. Esquire, vol. 105, no. 4, April 1986, p.193--26.6
  • The House of Slaves. Esquire, vol. 138, no. 4, October 2002, p. 98--128.1
  • I Spotted Grandpa’s Watch… The New York Times Magazine, Oct. 8, 1995, p.67--74
  • In the Pemigewasset. Sumac, vol. 3, no. 3, Spring 1971, p.121--91
  • In Transit. Salmagundi, nos. 150-151, Spring-Summer 2006, p.3--129.1
  • Indisposed. Matrix: New Canadian Writing, no. 6/7, 1978--22.3
  • Interview by Rob Trucks. Glimmer Train, no. 32, Fall 1999, p.18--82
  • An Interview with Russell Banks by Julie Checkoway and English 479. AWP Chronicle, vol. 28, no. 6, May/Summer 1996, p.1--78
  • An Interview with Russell Banks; Interviewer: Chad Trevitte. The Carolina Quarterly, vol. 52, no. 3, Spring 2000, p.103--79
  • Interview, p.6; Cloudsplitter [excerpt], p.12, Meridian, Premiere Issue, Spring 1998--84
  • Introduction, p.3; Waiting to Freeze, p.23; from The Poem of the Year of the Bear, p.24; Early Snow, p.26; On Acquiring Riches, p.27; Homage to Ché Guevara, p.28. The Quest, vol. 30/6, 1969--89
  • Iron Horses [excerpt from Rule of the Bone]. Gentlemen’s Quarterly, vol. 74, August 1995, p.65--82
  • Itchy Feet and Pencils: A Symposium. The New York Times Book Review, Aug. 18, 1991, p.1--86
  • John Brown’s Body: James Baldwin and Frank Shatz in conversation. Transition, vol. 9, no. 1/2; issue 81/82, 2000, p.250--92
  • Jonathan Williams: His Virtue. Truck, vol. 21, 1979, np--92
  • Journey; On the Birth of a Daughter; Stasis [poems]. Café Solo, no. 4, Fall 1972, p.31--78
  • Krump Pays through the Nose, and Yet Comes Back for More. Dust, vol. 4, no. 1, Summer 1969, p.29--80
  • The Last Birds of Paradise. Condé Nast Traveler, Sept. 1991, p.104--79
  • The Last Time I Visited My Mother. Pocket Pal, vol. 1/1, Spring 1975, p.35--89
  • Legendary: Fielding Dawson Remembered. Brick, no. 70, Winter 2002, p.129--127.4
  • Letter to My Granddaughter on the Eve of Another War. Autodafe, no. 3/4, 2003, p.19--127.1
  • Lettre à ma petite-fille à la veille d’une nouvelle guerre. Autodafe, no. 3/4, 2003, p.21--127.2
  • The Lie. Fiction International, no. 2/3, 1974, p.93--81
  • Lillabulero, [edited by Banks], vol. 1, no. 1, Winter 1967--74
  • Lillabulero, [edited by Banks], vol. 1, no. 2, Spring 1967--74
  • Lillabulero, [edited by Banks], vol. 1, no. 5, Summer 1967--74
  • Lillabulero Press, Inc.: Some Thoughts on Being a ‘Small Press’ Publisher. Works, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 1969, p.72--93
  • Limits of Law: Litigation, Lawyers and the Search for Justice in Russell Banks’ The Sweet Hereafter, by Margaret J. Fried and Lawrence A. Frolik. Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature, vol. 7, no. 1, Spring/Summer 1995, p.1--79
  • Lire et relire Moby Dick. Le Magazine Littéraire, no. 456, September 2006, p.30--128.2
  • Literature and Engagement: The Power of Words. Salmagundi, no. 157, Winter 2008, p.3--129.1
  • Lobster Night. Esquire, vol. 113, no. 3, March 2000, p.226--81
  • Losing It at the Movies: A Conversation between Rick Moody and Russell Banks. Black Book, Dec.-Feb. 1998/99, p.145--78
  • … Lost Careers. Brick, no. 71, Summer 2003, p.160--127.4
  • Love Poem. Font, vol. 1, no. 1, p.6--82
  • Love Poem at Three A.M.; Suicide: Problematic Aspects. Kumquat, vol. 1, 1967, np--83
  • The Loyalty Oath, p.71; Poem from the Family of Numbers, p.84, Granite, no. 4, Autumn 1972-1973--37.2
  • Lyman Burdette’s Hegira, p.14; review, p.68, Lillabulero, vol. 2, no. 6, 1968, Fall/Winter--22.2
  • Mapping the Imagination: A Profile of Russell Banks by Christine Benvenuto. Poets & Writers, vol. 26, issue 2, March/April 1998, p.21--89
  • Mistake. Fiction, vol. 7, no. 3 & vol. 8, no. 1, 1985, p.122--26.7
  • Mistake. Harper’s, vol. 272, no. 1632, May 1986, p.35--26.7
  • The Moor. Conjunctions, vol. 34, Spring 2000, p.441--80
  • Musgrave’s Book [excerpt]. Ann Arbor Review, no. 5/6, 1969, p.42--76
  • My Car Story. Esquire, vol. 130, no. 4, October 1998, p.134--81
  • My Mother’s Memoirs, My Father’s Lie, and Other True Stories. Vanity Fair, vol. 49, no. 6, June 1986, p.96--27.1
  • My Name is Legion. The Carolina Quarterly, vol. 20, no. 1, Winter 1968, p.23--79
  • My Passion. Gentlemen’s Quarterly, January 2001, p.136--82
  • The Myth of Billie Holiday. Transition: An International Review, vol. 57, 1992, p.88--33.4
  • The Neighbor. Fiction, vol. 2, no. 2, 1973, p.28--81
  • The New World. Ploughshares, vol. 3, no. 2, 1976, p.8--22.4
  • No, But I Saw the Movie. Tin House Magazine, vol. 2, no. 2, Winter 2001, p.10--91
  • Obama à mi-mandat. Le Nouvel Observateur, no. 2410, 13-19 January 2011, p.88--128.3
  • Of Rain (A Song) and Postlude. Pebble, vol. 1, no. 1, Autumn 1968, np--87
  • On Jerry Bumpus, p.44; On Margaret Randall, p.45, Lillabulero, vol. 2, no. 1, Winter 1968--74
  • On Reading Local History. Yankee, vol. 33, no. 5, May 1969, p.180--93
  • On the Poetry of Dave Kelly. Westigan Review, vol. 1, no. 3, 1970, p.23--93
  • On Writing with Russell Banks. Pendragon: The Siena College Student Literary Magazine, 2003, p.6--128.4
  • Où en est le rêve Obama? Le Nouvel Observateur, no. 2306, 15-21 January 2009, p.74--128.3
  • The Outer Banks. Esquire, vol. 135, no. 6, June 2001, p.149—80
  • The Outer Banks/L’ultima spiaggia. Storie All Write, no. 50, April/July 2003, p.86--129.2
  • Pariahs in America: A Conversation with Russell Banks. Salmagundi, nos. 162-163, Spring-Summer 2009, p.148--129.2
  • Les Parias de l’Amerique. Philosophie Magazine, no. 13, October 2007, p.30--128.4
  • The Peak of My Desire. Condé Nast Traveler, November 1997, p.152--79
  • Plains of Abraham. Esquire, vol. 132, no. 1, July 1999, p.78--81
  • The Poem of the Year of the Bear [excerpt]. Pebble, vol. 1, no. 2, Spring 1969, np--87
  • Poems: Up Late, Alone; To Otto Rank, in Heaven; Getting There; Goodnight; The Risk; After a Change in the Weather; March 7, 1970--Solar Eclipse; After a Friend’s 39th Birthday Dinner. Tennessee Poetry Journal, vol. 3, no. 3, Spring 1970, p.13-17--91
  • The Poetry of Digression. Tennessee Poetry Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, Fall 1968, p.23--91
  • Politics. Shenandoah, vol. 31. no. 4, 1980, p.3--90
  • Presentación [introduction]. Autodafe, no. 2, Otoño 2001, p.6--78
  • Présentation [introduction]. Autodafe, no. 2, Automne 2001, p.6--77
  • Prisoners. Antaeus, vol. 28, Winter 1978, p.101--40.1
  • The Purchase [poem]. Cottonwood Review, 1968--80
  • Purgatory. Fiction, vol. 5, no. 2 & 3, 1978, p.190--22.6
  • Quality Time. Ploughshares, vol. 26, no. 1, Spring 2000, p.14--89
  • Reading with Kundera. The New York Times Book Review, 4 March 2007, p.1--74
  • The Real Story: Literary Fact and Fiction. PEN America, vol. 1, no. 1,Winter 2000/01, p.115--88
  • Red Rover, excerpt from Rule of the Bone. Columbia; A Magazine of Poetry and Prose, no. 24/25, 1995, p.40--79
  • Reinventing Realism: An Interview with Russell Banks by J. J. Wylie. Michigan Quarterly Review, vol. 39, no. 4, Fall 2000, p. 737--84
  • The Relation of My Imprisonment, [excerpts]. United Artists, vol. 10-13, April 1980-April 1981--92
  • Remember Me to Camelot: A novel written by Naomi Ruth Sunder, a character in the novel Family Life. TriQuarterly, vol. 34, Fall 1975, p.139--92
  • The Renunciation. Thicket, vol. 1, no. 3, 1978, p.41--40.3
  • [Reviews]. Lillabulero, no. 8, Winter 1970: Edward Dorn, Gunslinger, Book II, p.82; and Robert Creeley, Pieces, p.88--84
  • The Right Way. The Boston Globe Magazine, Dec. 28, 1980, p.9--32.3
  • Russell Banks. Wired, vol. 4, April 1997, p.48--93
  • Russell Banks: An Interview, with Constance Rooke. Fiction International, no. 6/7, 1976, p.37--82
  • Russell Banks: Interview by Brett Lockwood. Bluemilk Magazine, vol. 2, no. 2, April 1999, p.18--78
  • Russell Banks; interview by Minami Aoyama. Esquire, vol. 6, no. 11, October 1992, p.116--81
  • Russell Banks: Views from the American Crossroads. Interview with Marc Weitzmann. Autodafe, no. 1, Spring 2001, p.95--77
  • Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story. The Missouri Review, vol. 7, no. 3, 1984, p.92--27.3
  • School Days. Salmagundi, nos. 106-107, Spring/Summer 1995, p.162--89
  • Searching for Survivors. Fiction, vol. 1, no. 3, 1972--81
  • Season in the Cities. Southern Poetry Review, vol. 8, no. 2, Spring 1968, p.15--90
  • September. The Literary Review, vol. 13, no. 4, Summer 1970, p.505--84
  • Six Preliminary Revisions from the Cougar Book. Mulch, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 1972--22.9
  • Slave-Catcher. Adirondack Life, vol. 29, no. 1, Jan.-Feb. 1998, p.44--76
  • Smallpress Riprap: Fiction. The San Francisco Book Review, no. 20, June 1971, p. 30--89
  • The Space Among. The San Francisco Book Review, no. 23, August 1972, p.4--89
  • A Spirit of the Air. Interview with Sarah Polley. Black Book, Spring 2001, p.91--78
  • The Star-Spangled Novel. Los Angeles Times Book Review, July 2, 2000, p.1--78
  • The Stories of Mavis Gallant. Brick, no. 73, Summer 2004, p.49--128.1
  • Strictly in the Interests of Plausibility. Ploughshares, vol. 19, no. 4, 1993-Winter 1994, p.7--88
  • Sweet Hereafter [excerpts]. Ontario Review, no. 35, Fall/Winter 1991-92, p.18--87
  • Sweet Relief. The Village Voice, vol. 42, no. 49, Dec. 9, 1997, p.74--93
  • Symposium: The Writer’s Situation.--New American Review, vol. 9, April 1970, [p.61] and p.77--86
  • Talking about American Fiction: A panel discussion with Marilynne Robinson, Russell Banks, Robert Stone, and David Rieff (Moderator: Robert Boyers). Salmagundi, no. 93, Winter 1992, p.61--89
  • Ted Solotaroff Remembered. New England Review, vol. 30, no. 3, 2009, p.37--128.3
  • Three Poems: Grumblings from the South; Insomaniac; Day’s End. The Carolina Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 3, Fall 1967, p.57--79
  • Times Four: Chapters and Verse; the story of four New Hampshire writers. New Hampshire Times, vol. 11, no. 18, Oct. 14-21, 1981, p.21--86
  • To Change the World. PEN America, vol. 1, no. 2, Fall 2001, p.29--88
  • To Change the World. PEN America, issue 13, 2010, p.206--128.4
  • To Give the Lie. Trace, vol. 2, 1968, p.277--91
  • Too Late to Turn Back by Barbara Green [Banks review]. Brick, no. 61, Winter 1998, p.31--78
  • Transplantation. Le Figaro, no. 19, 4 August 2008, p.14--128.2
  • The Travel Writer. The Antioch Review, vol. 47, no. 3, Summer 1989, p.354--40.6
  • Travels in Mexico. Transatlantic Review, no. 35, Spring 1970, p.88--91
  • Unseasonable. Mill Mountain Review, vol. 2, no. 2, 1975, p.162--85
  • Watching Television/A Soap Opera. The Minnesota Review, 10, no. 3/4, 1970, p.54--85
  • Wer Spricht es Endlich Aus?. Lettre International, vol. 52, March 2001, p.95--74
  • Who Will Tell the People? Harper’s, vol. 300, no. 1801, June 2000, p.83--83
  • With Ché at Kitty Hawk. Shenandoah, vol. 25, no. 2, Winter 1974, p.3--90
  • With Ché at the Plaza. Ploughshares, vol. 2, no. 1, 1974, p.21--88
  • With Ché in New Hampshire. New American Review, vol. 10, August 1970, p.129--86
  • Wonderful Reversal, A: Russell Banks on The Sweet Hereafter. Scenario, vol. 3, no. 4, Winter 1997, p.44--89
  • Writing Class: An Interview with Russell Banks. Political Affairs, August 2003, p.17--128.4
  • Xmas. Antaeus, no. 64/65, Spring-Autumn 1990, p.176--40.8