Finding-Aid for the Benjamin Taylor Papers (MSS113)


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Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

Papers 1978-1996

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Taylor, Benjamin,1952- , American author
Title: Benjamin Taylor Papers
Identification: MSS113

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Biographical Note

Benjamin Taylor was raised in Fort Worth, Texas. After graduating from Haverford College, he obtained his PhD from Columbia University. He has taught at The New School for Social Research, Columbia University, and Washington University in Saint Louis, where he taught modern literature. His essays and journalism have appeared in Salmagundi, Raritan, The Lost Angeles Times Book Review, and The New England Review.

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Scope and Contents Note

Collection includes correspondence with many American and European authors, as well as the manuscript version of his novel, Tales Out of School (1995) and his major work of nonfiction, Into the Open: Reflections on Genius and Modernity (1995). Also included is material towards the essay: “The Question of Jewishness and the Question of Writing: A Conversation with Edmond Jabès.”

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Source

Unknown.

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff.

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Box and Folder Listing

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Papers, 1978-1996 (150 items)

Collection includes correspondence with many American and European authors, as well as the manuscript version of his novel, Tales Out of School (1995) and his major work of nonfiction, Into the Open: Reflections on Genius and Modernity (1995). Also included is material towards the essay: “The Question of Jewishness and the Question of Writing: A Conversation with Edmond Jabès.”

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