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Davenport, Basil, 1905-1966



Basil Davenport (1905-1966), American critic, translator, and anthologist

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Book-of-the-Month Club records

Call Number: YCAL MSS 278
Abstract: The collection consists of proofs and "first reader reports" that document a component of the selection process for titles that became Book-of-the-Month Club selections. The proofs are pre-publication copies of manuscripts, used by Book-of-the-Month Club judges to select titles. The reports comprise reviews by in-house editors and outside readers of manuscripts under consideration for publication. They were written by a wide variety of individuals including Rosemary Benet, Basil Davenport,...
Dates: 1946-1979

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