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Louise Bogan Papers

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Bogan, Louise, 1897-1970

Louise Bogan was born in Livermore Falls, Maine, in 1897. She attended Boston Girls' Latin School and spent one year at Boston University. She married in 1916 and was widowed in 1920. She was married again in 1925 to the poet Raymond Holden whom she divorced in 1937. In addition to publishing six highly acclaimed volumes of poetry and a number of collaborative translations, Bogan wrote and compiled three volumes of literary criticism. Her critical essays appeared in such periodicals as Nation, New Republic, and Partisan Review, and her "Verse" column was published regularly in The New Yorker from 1931-1968. She was reclusive and disliked talking about herself, and for that reason details are scarce regarding her private life. Blue Estuaries: Poems, 1923-1968, is an overview of her life's work in poetry. She died in New York City in 1970.

The collection consists of selected notes, drafts, holograph and typescript manuscripts, and correspondence of Bogan. Included are her translation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's novel Elective Affinities and a large number of critical essays concerning the works of W. H. Auden, R. P. Blackmur, Elizabeth Bowen, Isak Dinesen, Paul Eluard, Andre Gide, Goethe, Henry James, Ezra Pound, Rainer Maria Rilke, Paul Rosenfeld, Paul Valery, Virginia Woolf, W. B. Yeats, and others. Also present are book and poetry reviews for the New Yorker; lectures on poetry; essays on folk art and literary criticism; poems and galley proofs for Poems and New Poems (1941); a small selection of poems by Herbert Cahoon; and correspondence containing some letters from Jerome Mellquist.

Some of the manuscripts and notes found in draft form in the collection came to print in the following publications: Nation, New Republic, New Yorker, Partisan Review, Atlantic Monthly.

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.

The Bogan collection was given to Princeton University by the author in 1952.

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This collection was processed by Margaret Rich in 2003 . Finding aid written by Margaret Rich in 2003 .

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Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Margaret Rich
Finding Aid Date
2003
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Collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

This series is arranged chronologically, unless otherwise noted and consists of a translation of Goethe's Elective Affinities, critical essays from other authors' anthologies, critical essays from Bogan's anthologies, critical essays from miscellaneous periodicals, book reviews in the New Yorker, book reviews from unidentified sources, blurbs in the New Yorker, blurbs from unidentified sources, miscellaneous prose writings, miscellaneous notes and fragments, lectures and speeches, and poetry manuscripts, arranged alphabetically by title and followed by Herbert Cahoon's poetry manuscripts.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into thirteen subseries: Translation, Critical Essays From Other Authors' Anthologies, Critical Essays From Bogan's Anthologies, Critical Essays from Miscellaneous Periodicals, Book Reviews in the New Yorker, Book Reviews, Blurbs in the New Yorker, Blurbs [unidentified source], Miscellaneous Prose Writings, Miscellaneous Notes and Fragments, Lectures and Speeches, Poetry Manuscripts, and Poetry by Herbert Cahoon.

Physical Description

5 boxes

Scope and Contents

Consists of the translation of Goethe's Elective Affinities with Elizabeth Mayer.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

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1 box

Translation, Goethe's Elective Affinities, with Elizabeth Mayer, 1949 Spring-1950 Spring. 18 folders.
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18 folders

Scope and Contents

Consists of notes and drafts for "Spur Against Complacency" and "Poetry."

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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1 box

Six Drafts, "Poetry," in Stearns, Harold E., ed. America Now: An Inquiry into Civilization in the United States, 1938. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Notes, "Poetry", 1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Two Drafts, "Spur Against Complacency," in Mellquist, Jerome, ed. Paul Rosenfeld, Voyager in the Arts, 1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, "Spur Against Complacency", 1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of essays such as an essay on Rilke's "War-time Letters," "Some Notes on Popular and Unpopular Art," and an essay on "Imaginary Interviews," Andre Gide, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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2 boxes

Drafts, Essay Reviewing The Oxford Book of Light Verse, ed. W.H. Auden, 1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, Essay on Further Letters?, Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on Three Guineas, Virginia Woolf, 1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Essay on Elizabeth Bowen, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts and Notes, Essay on Anthology for the Enjoyment of Poetry, ed., Max Eastman, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts and Notes, Essay on The Family Reunion, T. S. Eliot, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Essay on Paul Eluard, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Translations of Paul Eluard's Poetry, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, Essay on Paul Eluard, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on Guide to Kulchur, Ezra Pound, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, Essay on Rilke's Duino Elegies, Translated by J. B. Leishman and Stephen Spender, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Essay on Paul Valery, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, Readings for Essay on Paul Valery, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Essay on R. P. Blackmur, 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Essay on Rilke's "War-time Letters", 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Essay on Last Poems and Plays, Yeats and The Poet in New York, Federico Garcia Lorca (trans. Rolfe Humphries), 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Essay on The Double Man, W.H. Auden, 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Essay on A Revolution in European Poetry, Emery Neff, 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, Essay on A Revolution in European Poetry, 1941. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

(Includes background reading, S. Faure, Spirit of the Forms.)

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1 folder

Draft (and Fragment), Essay on Eudora Welty, 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts and Notes, Essay on Modern American Poetry: A Critical Anthology and Modern British Poetry: A Critical Anthology, ed. Louis Untermeyer, 1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on Isak Dinesen, 1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot, 1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on Poems of Stefan George, Translated by Ernst Morwitz, 1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Essay, "Some Notes on Popular and Unpopular Art", 1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay, "Some Notes on Popular and Unpopular Art", 1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, Essay, "Some Notes on Popular and Unpopular Art", 1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on For the Time Being, W.H. Auden, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on Imaginary Interviews, Andre Gide, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on A Skeleton Key to Finnegan's Wake, Joseph Campbell and Henry Morton Robinson, "Approaching Ur", 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on Emily Dickinson, "Life and Letters", 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke 1892-1910, trans. Jane Bannard Greene, and M.D. Herder Norton, "Further Letters,", 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Two Drafts (Fragments), Essay on Mythologies, "Secular Hell", 1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on The Age of Anxiety, W.H. Auden, 1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on Journals, Andre Gide, 1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, Background Reading on Gide, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Essay on Goethe, 1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, Essay on Goethe, 1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, Essay on Goethe, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of essays such as "Poetesses in the Parlor," "James on a Revolutionary Theme," and "Experiment and Post-Experiment," as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Drafts, "Poetesses in the Parlor", 1936 December 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Essay on American women poets, published in The New Yorker, v. 12.

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1 folder

Notes, "Poetesses in the Parlor", 1936. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts and Notes, Essay on Rilke's Requiem and Other Poems, trans. J.B.Leishman, "In His Age," Poetry, v. 50, 1937 April. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Essay on The Princess Casamassima, Henry James, "James on a Revolutionary Theme," Nation, v. 146, 1938 April 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, "James on a Revolutionary Theme", 1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts (Complete), "William Butler Yeats," Atlantic Monthly, v. 161, 1938 May. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts (Fragments), "William Butler Yeats", 1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, "William Butler Yeats", 1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Essay on Yeats, "The Cutting of An Agate" Nation, v. 148, 1939 February 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on Finnegan's Wake, James Joyce, "Proteus, or Vico's Road," Nation, v. 148, 1939 May 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, "The Situation in American Writing: Seven Questions?," Partisan Review, v. 6, 1939 Fall. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, "The Defense of Belles-lettres," Nation, v. 150, 1940 April 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, "A Note on 'Jean sans Terre' [by Iwan Goll]," Partisan Review, v. 7, 1940 July-August. 1 folder.
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1 folderIncludes fragments

Draft, Notes, Essay on James Joyce, His First Forty Years, Herbert S. Gorman, "Exile and Cunning," Partisan Review, v. 7, 1940 July-August. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Essay on The Brontes' Web of Childhood, Fannie E. Ratchford, "The Bronte Fantasies," New Republic, v. 105, 1941 September 1. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderIncludes fragments

Drafts, Essay on Flaubert's L'Education Sentimentale, trans. Anthony Goldsmith, "Sentimental Education Today," Nation, v. 155, 1942 October 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, "Sentimental Education Today", 1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on The Great O'Neill, Sean O'Faolain, "Gaelic Captain: Feudal Earl" New Republic, v. 107, 1942 November 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on W.B. Yeats, 1865-1939, Joseph Hone, "Yeats and his Ireland," Partisan Review, v. 10, 1943 March-April. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft (Fragment), Essay on Detective Novels, "The Time of the Assassins," Nation, v. 158, 1944 April 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on The Soul Afire: Revelations of the Mystics, ed. H.A. Reinhold, "The Mystic Experience," Nation, v. 161, 1945 July 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, "Experiment and Post-Experiment," American Scholar, v. 16, 1947 Spring. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, "Experiment and Post-Experiment,", 1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Essay on The Captain's Deathbed, Virginia Woolf, "Virginia Woolf: The Skirting of Passion," New Republic, v. 122, 1950 May 29. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of book reviews such as Land of the Free by Archibald Macleish, The Viking Book of Poetry of the English-Speaking World by Richard Aldington, and The Iron Pastoral by John Frederick Nims, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Draft (and Fragments), Review of Land of the Free, Archibald Macleish. New Yorker, v. 14, 1938 April 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Review of The Herne's Egg, Yeats, New Yorker, v. 14, 1938 April 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Review of Rimbaud's A Season in Hell, trans. Delmore Schwartz, Homeward to America, John Ciardi, The World I Breathe, Dylan Thomas. New Yorker, v. 15, 1940 January 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Review of Another Time, W.H. Auden, New Yorker, v. 16, 1940 February 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Review of Letters on Poetry from W. B. Yeats to Dorothy Wellesley, New Yorker, v. 16, 1940 October 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Cantos LII - LXXI, Ezra Pound and Selected Poems, Kenneth Fearing, New Yorker, v. 16, 1940 November 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Review of Works by Conrad Aiken, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Frederic Prokosch, Thomas Hardy, New Yorker, v. 16, 1940 December 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Review of Poems, 1925-1940, L. MacNeice, Selected Poems, John Peale Bishop, Fifty Poems, E.E. Cummings. New Yorker, v. 17, 1941 March 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of New Directions Poet of the Month Serie (Experimental Poets, Little Presses, and Yvor Winters.) New Yorker, v. 17, 1941 May 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Review of Poems, Ridgely Torrence, Rainer Maria Rilke, E. M. Butler, and others. New Yorker, v. 17, 1941 September 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Brochures, Review of The Viking Book of Poetry of the English-Speaking World, ed. Richard Aldington. New Yorker, v. 17, 1941 October 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Review of What Are the Years, Marianne Moore, Harry Brown, and George Zabriskie. New Yorker, v. 17, 1941 November 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Review of The Mayfield Deer, Mark Van Doren, and Shenandoah, Delmore Schwartz. New Yorker, v. 17, 1941 November 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Review of Five Young American Poets 2nd Series and Out of the Jewel, Rolfe Humphries. New Yorker, v. 18, 1942 March 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Review of Ruins and Visions, Stephen Spender, and Parts of a World, Wallace Stevens. New Yorker, v. 18, 1942 October 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Poems of this War by Younger Poets, Wake Island, Muriel Rukeyser, Have Come, Am Here, Jose Garcia Villa. New Yorker, v. 18, 1942 October 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Person, Place, and Thing, Karl Shapiro, Notebooks of Night, Edmund Wilson. New Yorker, v. 18, 1943 January 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of New Directions Poets of the Year (1943). New Yorker, v. 19, 1943 August 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of A Choice of Kipling's Verse, ed. T. S. Eliot. New Yorker, v. 19, 1943 October 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of The Triumph of Life; Poems of Consolation for the Englih-Speaking World, ed. Horace Gregory. New Yorker, V. 19, 1943 November 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Cloth of the Tempest, Kenneth Patchen, and Others. New Yorker, v. 20, 1944 February 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Works by Muriel Rukeyser, Marya Zaturenska, Babette Deutsch, H.D., Marguerite Young, etc. New Yorker, v. 20, 1944 October 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Review of New Poems: 1944, ed. Oscar Williams, New Directions Young American Poets. New Yorker, v. 20, 1945 January 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Review of A Masque of Reason, Robert Frost, and The Winter Sea, Allen Tate. New Yorker, v. 21, 1945 April 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of The Dust Which is God, William Rose Benet, Poem for a Son With Wings, Robert P. Tristram Coffin. New Yorker, v. 21, 1945 June 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Review of The War Poets, ed. Oscar Williams, Short is the Time; Poems 1936-1943, C. Day-Lewis. New Yorker, v. 21, 1945 July 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of War and the Poet, ed. Richard Eberhart and Selden Rodman, Little Friend, Little Friend, Randall Jarrell, Aragon, Poet of the French Renaissance, ed. Hannah Josephson and Malcolm Cowley, New Yorker, v. 21, 1946 February 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Review of Love Songs of Asia, Powys Mathers, Poems, 1938-1945, Robert Graves, and The Big Road, Norman Rosten. New Yorker, v. 22, 1946 May 4-July 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Young Cherry Trees Secured Against Hares, Andre Breton, trans. Edouard Roditi, Prose Poems from the Illuminations of Rimbaud, trans. Louise Varese. New Yorker, v. 22, 1946 November 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Lord's Weary Castle, Robert Lowell, The Earth-Bound, Janet Lewis. New Yorker, v. 22, 1946 November 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, Review of Speaking for Scotland; Selected Poems, Hugh MacDiarmid, 1000 Years of Irish Poetry, ed. Kathleen Hoagland. New Yorker, v. 23, 1947 March 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Review of The Iron Pastoral, John Frederick Nims, Poems of Dedication, Stephen Spender. New Yorker, v. 23, 1947 April 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal, trans. Geoffrey Wagner, and Others. New Yorker, v. 23, 1947 May 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Four Books, including The Portable Dante, ed. Paolo Milano. New Yorker, v. 23, 1947 May 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Slick but not Streamlined, John Betjeman, The Ego and the Centaur, Jean Garrigue, The Seafaring, Louis O. Coxe. New Yorker, v. 23, 1947 September 13. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Proofs, Drafts, Notes, Review of Works by Richard Wilbur, Howard Nemerov, William Jay Smith, John Ciardi, Karl Shapiro. New Yorker, v. 23, 1947 November 15. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of book reviews for such works as King of the Beggars by Sean O'Faolain, The World's Body; The Foundations for Literary Criticism by John Crowe Ransom, and Life for Life's Sake, a Book of Reminiscences by Richard Aldington, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

1 box

Drafts, Notes, Review of King of the Beggars, Sean O'Faolain, 1938. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Draft, Review of A Purse Full of Coppers, Sean O'Faolain, 1938. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderIncludes fragments

Drafts, Notes, Review of The World's Body; The Foundations for Literary Criticism, John Crowe Ransom, 1938. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Collected Poems, Robert Frost, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of A Poet and Two Painters: A Memoir of D.H. Lawrence, Knud Merrild, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Review of Collected Poems, Laura Riding, Translations from the Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, trans. M. D. Herder Norton, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Review of Preface to World Literature, Albert J. Guerard, 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of D.H. Lawrence and Susan His Cow, William York Tindall, 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, Review of Life for Life's Sake, a Book of Reminiscences, Richard Aldington, 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Look at All Those Roses, Elizabeth Bowen, 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Bowens Court, Elizabeth Bowen, 1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Breakfast with the Nikolides, Rumer Godden, 1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Review of Awake! And Other War-time Poems. W. R. Rodgers, 1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Review of The Little Locksmith, Katharine Butler Hathaway, 1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Earth and High Heaven, Gwethalyn Graham, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Music Ho!, Constant Lambert, My Country, A Poem of America, Russel W. Davenport, American Citizen, Kaye Boyle, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Review of Nevertheless, Marianne Moore, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Selected Poems, 1923-1943, Robert Penn Warren, A Wreath for the Sea, Robert Fitzgerald, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of The Giant Weapon, Yvor Winters, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Collected Poems, W. H. Auden, 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Review of Selection from the Poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, ed. W.H. Auden, 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Review of The Romance of English Literature, ed. W. J. Turner, 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of Medea, Robinson Jeffers, 1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, Notes, Review of The Blue Flower: Best Stories of the Romantics, ed. Hermann Keston, 1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Proofs, Review of D. H. Lawrence, Selected Poems, ed. Kenneth Rexroth, 1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of blurbs in the New Yorker from 1938-1947.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Blurbs in the New Yorker, 1938-1947. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of blurbs from unidentified sources from 1938-1954.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Blurbs [unidentified source], 1938-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of drafts for "Poetry as a 'natural expression of human energy' and advice to young poets" as well as "traveling."

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

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1 box

Notes on Anthology Writers, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, "Poetry as a 'natural expression of human energy' and advice to young poets", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, "Traveling", dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of miscellaneous notes about authors and literary criticism and fragments of notes.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

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1 box

Notes, The Short Story in English, Henry Seidel Canby, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, I. A. Richards' Literary Criticism, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, Guggenheim Applicants, 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, John Russel Hayes Poetry Contest, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Unidentified Fragments, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of lectures and speeches such as "Popular and Unpopular Poetry" and "On the Pleasures of Formal Verse."

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

1 box

Two Drafts, Hopwood Lecture, University of Michigan, "Popular and Unpopular Poetry", 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, Hopwood Lecture, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Clippings, Notes, Background Reading for Hopwood Lecture, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Notes, Address to a Conference on Experimental and Formal Verse, Bard College, "On the Pleasures of Formal Verse", 1948 November. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft (Fragment), Speech, "On the subject of poetry, libraries, and the two combined", dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of manuscripts for poetry written by Louise Bogan.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Three Drafts, Notes, "Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral," Poem, from Poems and New Poems, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

"Cartography", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Come, Sleep?", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Daemon", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Evening in the Sanitarium", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Fortunate Cards", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Gift", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Juan's Song", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"On Being Accused by T. C. Wilson of Having Narrower Interests than Marya Zaturenska", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Seek out the heartless from the great/and cozen them, and give them tongue", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Variations on a Sentence", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Questions in a Field", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Zone", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Galley Proofs, Poems and New Poems,, 1941. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Poetry Fragments, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

(presented to Bogan in 1943)

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

"50 Books", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Trout in a plate", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Give to the break", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"In the land of black wine", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"There is a yellow light in red", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Presentation", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"There was a young jock in the wash", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Wallpaper magnifies", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Lakes are broad", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The semi-circle of the great prayer", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The stones are covered", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The precious images exceed", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of the correspondence of Louise Bogan with individuals such as R. P. Blackmur, Edmund Wilson, and Malcolm Cowley, as well as others.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

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1 box

Letter from Ben Belitt, 1938 September 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter to R. P. Blackmur, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Two Letters from Bregman and Bregman, 1937 June 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from Anita Browne, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Letter to Malcom Cowley, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

(Filed with notes, essay, "The Defense of Belles-lettres" Box 3, Folder 4.)

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1 folder

Letter to Frederick Dupee, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter to C. Fadiman, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter to Mr. Hawkins, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters from Jerome Mellquist [5], 1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from Philip Rahv, 1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter to Philip Rahv, 1947. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

With Bogan's additional notes.

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1 folder

Letter to Edmund Wilson, 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Five Drafts, Letter to the Editors of Nation, 1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Letter to the Editors of the New Republic, 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Two Drafts, Letter to Publishers Co-authored by Allen Tate, 1944-1945. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

re: Library of Congress recording project of poets reading their own poetry

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1 folder

Autograph Note, Signed, to Willard Thorp, 1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Print, Suggest