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William Styron letters, recording, and periodical, 1960-1968.

Author: William Styron; Robert B Brown; James B Meriwether
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of eight items, including: three letters to Robert B. Brown, fiction editor at Esquire, 8 Jan. 1960, about criticism and the role of the critic, 30 March 1964, approving of an essay topic but declining to write it for at least a year, with a compliment for Norman Mailer, and 18 July 1968, asking to look at the galleys for a piece he wrote for Esquire; two letters to James B. Meriwether, 12
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Genre/Form: House organs
Letters (correspondence)
Phonograph records
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: William Styron; William Styron
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Styron; Robert B Brown; James B Meriwether
OCLC Number: 60573838
Notes: In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (#1969-0034R/VF Lit).
Description: 8 items.
Other Titles: Book-of-the-Month Club news.
William Styron reading from Lie down in darkness.

Abstract:

The collection consists of eight items, including: three letters to Robert B. Brown, fiction editor at Esquire, 8 Jan. 1960, about criticism and the role of the critic, 30 March 1964, approving of an essay topic but declining to write it for at least a year, with a compliment for Norman Mailer, and 18 July 1968, asking to look at the galleys for a piece he wrote for Esquire; two letters to James B. Meriwether, 12 Dec. 1962, about a Faulkner collection and the inclusion of possibly something Styron had written, and 26 Dec. 1964, attached to proofs of an essay on Faulkner; to Mr. Geller, 25 July 1964, about his work on Martha's Vineyard and declining the request for an interview, at least for the next several months.

Also, Book-of-the-Month Club News, October 1967, featuring The Confessions of Nat Turner, and an essay on Styron by Robert Penn Warren; 33 1/3 rpm vinyl phonograph record of Styron reading from Lie down in Darkness, published by Calliope, c 1963.

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