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Lethem, Jonathan



  • Existence: 1964-02-19    


Jonathan Lethem (1964-) is an American novelist and essayist born in Brooklyn, New York. Lethem attended Bennington College in Vermont, worked as a book store clerk in California, and has written over ten novels and short story collections, in addition to numerous essays. His most well-known works are Motherless Brooklyn and Fortress of Solitude. Lethem received the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1999 and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2005.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Papers relating to Blind Date and New Blind Date

Call Number: YCAL MSS 225
Abstract: Collection consists of production files, audio recordings, and printed and other materials relating to the literary magazines Blind Date and New Blind Date. The production files contain submissions of short fiction, poetry, interviews, and reviews, many from San Francisco area writers, including instructors and students at the New College of California poetics program. Contributors include: Tom Clark, Diane Di Prima, Edward Dorn, Jack Foley, Gloria Frym, Dick Gallup, Amy Gerstler, Jack...
Dates: 1979-2005, bulk 1987-1998

Carl Van Vechten correspondence

Call Number: 2023-ycal-0061
Dates: 1979-2005, bulk 1987-1998

Jonathan Lethem papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1131

The Jonathan Lethem Papers, which span from 1938 to 2016, contain writings in the form of drafts, galley proofs, research, notes related to his novels, short stories, and non-fiction including his most well-known works, Motherless Brooklyn and Fortress of Solitude. The papers also contain correspondence, clippings, ephemera, audiovisual materials, and electronic media related to Lethem's life and work.

Dates: 1938-2016

Teaching notes, writings, and paperwork, circa 2000s

 Part of Collection — Box 70: Series 4 [Barcode: 39002109914128]
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1131, Series IV