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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 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 This collection is comprised of materials acquired with the personal library of James Dickey by the USC libraries after his death in 1997. It includes manuscripts sent to Dickey, articles written about him, family and professional photographs, airplane tickets used by Dickey and his wife, mail sent to Dickey and replies from Dickey, various ephemera from events Dickey attended, some financial information, various sheet music, copies of the James Dickey Newsletter from 1985 to 1992, and realia...
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of manuscripts, journal articles both about and written by Stuart, some Christmas cards sent by the Stuarts, correspondence with a Lucille Palmer, photos of Jesse Stuart and contemporary Eve Blair, and a great deal of newspaper clippings about Stuart, his family, and his farm. The newspaper clippings are somewhat fragile, being aged and roughly handled. There are also pamphlets from some events his foundation put on, and order forms with lists of his books that were...
Scope and Contents This collection documents the life and work of Pat Conroy (1945-2016), considered to be one of the preeminent figures in contemporary Southern literature. Born in 1945, Conroy has written best-selling novels and memoirs as well as poetry, essays and screenplays and even a cookbook, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life (1999). His works are primarily autobiographical in nature. His experience as the oldest of seven children born to an abusive Marine father inspired his works The Great...
Scope and Contents William Price Fox, Jr. (1926-2015) was an author and educator from Columbia, South Carolina. He dropped out of high school to join the Air Force while the United States was involved in World War II. Fox lied about his age in order to enroll. After his military service ended, Fox finished his high school degree and graduated from the University of South Carolina. Following his graduation, Fox worked at a series of different jobs before starting to write professionally. He sold short...