Series II: Writings, 1941-87
Scope and Contents
The notebooks contain poetry in a wide variety of styles (e.g. automatic writing and translated verse), drafts of correspondence, essays and reviews, and collections of found images. All notebooks are holographs.
Where applicable, notebook descriptions have been transcribed from the cover or first page of the notebook. These descriptions often reflect the predominant contents or theme of a notebook, but rarely reflect the complete contents. Folder notes identify titles of works only when they are readily apparent.
General Writings consist of holograph and typescript drafts related to the preparation of Gascoyne's work for potential publication. Of particular interest is a collection of found images, "Works of Novalis."
- From the Collection: Gascoyne, David, 1916-2001
Language of Materials
Materials in English and French, including Gascoyne's translations of French poetry into English.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Box 19 (audiocassettes): Restricted fragile. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
The series consists of two subseries: Notebooks and General Writings. Notebooks are arranged chronologically. General Writings are arranged by title of work. Some works (e.g. "The Sun at Midnight") appear in both subseries.
Additional notebooks and writings can be found in Series IV.
1.88 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
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