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Michael Alexander papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1098

Scope and Contents

The papers document the personal and professional life of Michael Alexander, who focused on Ezra Pound's works and influence on other writers during his career. The collection includes submission drafts for Alexander's book, The Sons of Ezra: British Poets and Ezra Pound; correspondence with writers and other colleagues including Ezra Pound, Peter Whigham, and Peter Russell; and publication information for The Sons of Ezra. Also included are papers pertaining to Alexander's role as associate editor at Agenda; Alexander's research files on Pound and his influences; typescripts of Peter Whigham's poetry; and an outline for an English translation by Whigham of Catullus's Epithalamium pelei et Thetidos.

Dates

  • 1959-2013

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Michael Alexander Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Joan Winterkorn on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund and the Ezra Pound Archive Fund, 2016.

Arrangement

Organized into four series: Series I. Correspondence, 1959-2013. Series II. Editorial Work, 1985-2003. Series III. Ezra Pound Related Materials, 1963-2013. Series IV. Books, 1957-1990.

Extent

2.52 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.alexander

Overview

The papers document the personal and professional life of Michael Alexander, professor, translator, and editor, who focused on Ezra Pound's works and his influence during his career. The collection includes submission drafts for Alexander's book, The Sons of Ezra: British Poets and Ezra Pound; correspondence with writers and colleagues including Ezra Pound, Peter Whigham, and Peter Russell; and publication information for The Sons of Ezra. Also included are papers pertaining to Alexander's role as associate editor at Agenda; Alexander's research files on Pound and his influences; typescripts of Peter Whigham's poetry; and an outline for an edition of Cantullus's "LXIV."

Biographical / Historical

Michael Alexander (1941-), English professor at St. Andrew's College and editor. Alexander was the co-editor of The Sons of Ezra: British Poets and Ezra Pound (Amsterdam, Neth.: Rodopi, 1995) with James McGonigal. Alexander was also an associate editor at Agenda, a literary magazine founded by Ezra Pound and William Cookson in 1959.
Title
Guide to the Michael Alexander Papers
Status
Completed
Author
by Monika Lehman
Date
October 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

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New Haven, CT 06511

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Access Information

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