Stuart Wright Collection: John Ciardi Papers 1949-1976

Manuscript Collection #1169-018

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Series 1 :
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Ciardi, John with Judith Wray & Robert Mueller, re: Modern Poetry Association private auction [Correspondence] (October - November 1959) ALS, TLS Clipping, Etc. 8 items. 10 p. Note: John Ciardi was the auctioneer.
    • Folder b
      Ciardi, John with Harry Crews, Gainesville, Florida [Correspondence] (9 February 1971-23 April 1972, undated) TL, TLS. 6 items. 7 p. Note: Discussion of Crews' behavior, bread loaf, their friendship, and possibly visiting.
Series 2 :
Loose Manuscripts Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection
  • Box 1
    • Folder c
      In Sicily, by Elio Vittorini [Periodicals] (1949) Printed. 1 item. 4 p. Note: In Sicily, by Elio Vittorini, Introduction by Ernest Hemingway, Reviewed by John Ciardi, The Book Find News, George Braziller, editor, Issue No. 87; Vittorini (23 July 1908 - 12 February 1966) was an Italian writer and novelist; autographed by John Ciardi; Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #18.1
    • Folder d
      Car, by Harry Crews [Books] (1974) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Stuart Wright note slips: "See blurb on front flap of DJ [dust jacket] of published edition for Ciardi's contribution" & "Ciardi is co-dedicatee of The Gypsy's Curse (1974) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.8
    • Folder e
      Feast of Snakes, A, by Harry Crews [Books] (1976) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Harry Crews, Letter to John Ciardi enclosing "A Feast of Snakes", is now writing a monthly column for Esquire, etc. (ca. 1976) TLS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.16
    • Folder f
      Gospel Singer, The, by Harry Crews [Book] (1974) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note card: "Ciardi is co-dedicatee of "The Gypsy's Curse" (1974) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.18

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