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Scope and Contents This collection documents the life and work of Cleanth Brooks (1906 - 1994) considered to be one of the most influential scholars on William Faulkner, and a preeminent critic on Southern Literature. He changed the way poetry was taught, arguing for ambiguity and paradox as central concepts. Brooks helped to create formalist criticism and the principals of close reading. He founded the journal The Southern Review with Robert Penn Warren. Brooks’ best-known works include The Well-Wrought Urn:...
Scope and Contents The collection contains notes for speeches and readings, including an annotated outline for a talk about Catch-22. Also included is a typescript draft of Heller’s final novel, Portrait of an Artist, As an Old Man, dated October 8, 1999, two month before Heller’s death and including revisions that were not incorporated into the final version.
Scope and Contents On May 27, 1894, Samuel Dashiell Hammett was born in Maryland the second of three children. When he was 13 he dropped out of school to help support his family. He joined the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in 1915. The time he spent here would be his inspiration for many of his infamous crime fiction and detective stories. At some point in his early years, Hammett dropped his first name, going by his middle name Dashiell or Dash. When the United States joined the First World War, Hammett...
Dates: 1918 - 1999
Scope and Contents Frederick Busch (1941-20016) was an American writer known primarily for his short stories. He also taught at Colgate University. This collection is composed primarily of the correspondence between Busch and Donald J. Greiner, literary scholar and professor at the University of South Carolina, which started in 1976 and ended with Busch’s death in 2006. The rest of the collection includes manuscript drafts, photographs, and other biographical material.
Scope and Contents James Dickey won the 1966 National Book Award for poetry and held the office of Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1966-1968. Dickey read his poem, "The Strength of Fields," at the Carter inaugural in 1976. He is perhaps best known for the novel Deliverance. Dickey, a native of Georgia, lived and taught at the University of South Carolina for over 30 years before his death in 1997. While at the university, he developed a strong friendship with the literary scholar,...
Dates: 1954 - 2005
Scope and Contents This collection documents Dr. Edwin C. Epps’ research process for his dissertation on Pat Conroy’s year teaching on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, as well as presentations of that research at various University of South Carolina locations. Epps attended the University of South Carolina for both his Masters in English and his Doctorate in Education. While pursuing his doctorate, Epps worked with Dr. Craig Kridel, E. S. Gambrell Professor of Educational Studies, for his dissertation, titled,...
Dates: 1983 - 1994
Scope and Contents Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) is an American author of western and crime fiction. Leonard published 46 novels in addition to short stories and the screenplay adaptations of many of his works.Leonard was born in Louisiana in 1925 but Leonard’s father worked for General Motors and the family moved frequently, ultimately settling in Detroit in 1934. Leonard graduated from high school and joined the Navy in 1943. He served for 3 years during World War II then enrolled in Detroit University...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1890 - 2013
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of material related to the career of George L. Geckle, a professor of English at the University of South Carolina. Geckle was instrumental in organizing the highly successful Spring WritersSeries at USC, in which participated well-regarded and popular authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Nora Ephron, and John Gardner. Material related to the Spring Writers Series is included in this collection, as well as correspondence, material regarding James Dickey, and the Telly...
Dates: 1979 - 2007
Scope and Contents This finding aid documents the life and works of American author George V. Higgins (1939-1999) found in the Higgins Archive at the University of South Carolina. The archive is a comprehensive collection of the author’s manuscripts and personal papers acquired in 2003 from the Higgins family. George V. Higgins, the author of The Friends of Eddie Coyle and 25 other novels, wrote gripping, ultra-realistic stories about individuals in crisis: criminals, police...
Scope and Contents John Updike (1932-2009), was an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and critical writer. He is considered to be one of the most accomplished American writers of the 20th century, praised for both his prose and poetry. His rich, fluid writing style appeals not only to readers but to other authors as well. Updike’s themes include Christian theology, American identity, and human sexuality. His most popular work, the Rabbit series, was written over the span of forty years. Updike is...
- Dickey, James 5
- Heller, Joseph 3
- Conroy, Pat 2
- Greiner, Donald J. 2
- Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961 2
- Layman, Richard, 1947- 2
- Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-1994 1
- Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph, 1931-2008 1
- Busch, Frederick 1
- De Bellis, Jack 1
- Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 1
- Ellroy, James, 1948- 1
- Epps, Edwin C., 1948- 1
- Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 1
- Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940 1
- Fox, William Price 1
- Franklin, Malcolm 1
- Geckle, George L. 1
- Gurian, Sylvia Heller 1
- Hammett 1
- Higgins, George V., 1939-1999 1
- Leonard, Elmore, 1925-2013 1
- Pair, Joyce Morrow, 1931- 1
- Speiser, Maurice J. (Maurice Joseph), 1880- 1
- Stuart, Jesse, 1906-1984 1
- Updike, John 1
- Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 1
- Wolfe, Tom 1 ∧ less