personal correspondence

New Acquisition: Howard Nemerov Letters

By Rose Miyatsu on October 30, 2017

Washington University in St Louis has recently acquired a new set of letters written by Howard Nemerov, along with two early photos. Nemerov was a widely acclaimed author who published poetry, short stories, novels, essays, and criticism. He is best known for his poetry, which won him numerous aw...

‘We don’t mellow out. We spite out.’

By k.lamb on May 29, 2016

The Friendship of Stanley Elkin and Herb Yellin: Letters from the Lord John Press Collection The Modern Literature Collection recently acquired a treasure trove of papers from the Lord John Press archives, including personal correspondence and ephemera from Donald Barthleme, John Barth, Robert Co...

Happy Birthday to MLC Author James Merrill!

By k.lamb on March 3, 2016

James Merrill’s Early Years   To commemorate the March 3, 1926 birthday of MLC author James Merrill, we present “Baby’s Own Book”: a regal silk-draped testament to the legacy he inherited. The son of wealthy Charles E. Merrill–founding partner of Merrill Lynch I...