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Sir Frank Kermode Papers

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Kermode, Frank

Born in Douglas, Isle of Man, Sir Frank Kermode was one of the most distinguished literary critics of his time. He was Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College, London (1967-1974) when, under his leadership, the English department offered a series of graduate seminars which introduced contemporary French critical theory to Britain for the first time. Kermode was also King Edward Professor of English Literature at Cambridge University (1974-1982), teacher at numerous universities including Harvard and Columbia, and author or editor of more than fifty volumes. He was a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Sciences. Kermode was co-editor of the magazine Encounter with Melvin J. Lasky from around 1958 to 1967, when he resigned after learning of the covert U.S. Central Intelligence Agency funding of the magazine. Encounter (London, England) was a controversial literary magazine, founded in 1953 by poet Stephen Spender and early neo-conservative author Irving Kristol. It celebrated its greatest years in terms of readership and influence under Melvin J. Lasky, who succeeded Kristol in 1958 and who would serve as the main editor until the magazine closed its doors in 1990. In 1966-1967 it was revealed that the C.I.A. had subsidized the magazine for more than ten years through the Congress for Cultural Freedom, and that Melvin Lasky, Kermode's co-editor, was the CIA agent. Spender also resigned from Encounter in 1967, following the events of the scandal.

Best known of his writings are his studies of Shakespeare and D. H. Lawrence (1973), his edition of The Oxford Anthology of English Literature (2 vols., 1973), the popular Fontana Modern Masters series, and his provocative studies The Sense of an Ending (1967), The Genesis of Secrecy (1979), and The Art of Telling (1983). Kermode's memoir, Not Entitled was published in 1995 and his selection of essays, Pieces of My Mind, in 2003. Kermode served in the Royal Navy during World War II, for a total of six years, much of it in Iceland. He was knighted in 1991. Kermode died on August 17, 2010, aged 90, in Cambridge, England.

The collection consists of critical writings, reviews, essays, lectures, transcripts, radio broadcast transcripts, correspondence, photographs, and printed material of Kermode, representing his entire extant archive. The collection includes original typescripts and drafts of Kermode's published work, as well as transcripts of lectures and radio broadcasts. There are many uncollected essays dating from 1969 to 2003. An extensive circle of major correspondents from the academic and literary world, such as Al Alvarez, William Empson, William Golding, Kenneth Koch, Muriel Spark, Stephen and Natasha Spender, and Allen Tate, throw light on the literature and critical thought of that era. Included is substantial material documenting the circumstances leading to the resignation of Kermode and Spender from the board of Encounter in 1967, after it was revealed that the magazine was funded by the CIA.

The collection is arranged into the following series:

Purchased from Bertram Rota in 2006 (AM 2007-28). Additions purchased in January 2009 (AM 2009-77), January 2011 (AM 2011-66), and 2015 (AM 2016-18).

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This collection was processed by Dina Britain on December 20, 2006. Finding aid written by Dina Britain on January 11, 2007 and updated by Sylvia Yu in April 2011. Additions were made in June 2009 (AM 2009-77) and April 2011 (AM 2011-66).

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Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2007
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

This series consists of writings by Kermode in the form of manuscripts, typescripts, proof pages, and drafts of his books, reviews, essays, and lectures, as well as transcripts of interviews and transmission copies of radio broadcasts, and correspondence.

Arrangement

The series is organized into four subseries: A. Critical Writings, B. Reviews and Essays, C. Lectures, and D. Radio Broadcasts.

Physical Description

12 boxes

Scope and Contents

This first subseries includes manuscripts and typescripts of books, prefaces, chapters in books, or lectures meant for publication written by Kermode. It also contains page proofs with autograph corrections and annotations, and correspondence with editors.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by title or by subject.

Physical Description

6 boxes

Scope and Contents

This book was published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2004. The folders consist of approximately 600 pages incorporating both drafts and final proofs.

Physical Description

1 box

Draft, undated. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Typewritten draft with autograph corrections and annotations by the author.

Physical Description

2 folders

Page proofs, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Final page proofs, a dust jacket, and an index.

Physical Description

1 folder

Drafts and Miscellaneous Pages, undated. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Several draft copies and other miscellaneous pages from the book.

Physical Description

2 folders

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

A forward to the American edition of Angus Wilson's book. Original typescript with autograph corrections and annotations, 12 pp.; and final carbon typescript, 15 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Art of Telling: Essays on Fiction, 1983. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Publisher's proofs with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Sketches for an Autobiography, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Handwritten note-book and autograph manuscript pages describing Kermode's earliest years until his army service, and approximately 100 pages of typescript with autograph corrections and a photocopied typescript.

Physical Description

1 folder

My Mad Captains, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

The second section of a never-to-be-finished autobiography; typescript with autograph corrections, 71pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Classic, 1983. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Endings, Continued, 1989. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections of Kermode's article which was published in Languages of the Unsayable: The Play of Negativity in Literature and Literary Theory, edited by S. Budick -& W. Iser. New York, Columbia University Press.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Manuscript, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Photocopied typescript of the first 98 pages with occasional autograph corrections and a cover letter from Barbara Hanrahan, Humanities Editor, at The University of Chicago Press.

Physical Description

1 folder

Page proofs, undated. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Printers' proof pages with some autograph corrections by Kermode, as well as proof pages of The University of Chicago Press edition also with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

2 folders

Harmonium, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typewritten notes for an unpublished work on Wallace Stevens.

Physical Description

1 folder

Hercules at the Crossroad, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript and notes.

Physical Description

1 folder

History and Value: The Clarendon lectures and the Northcliffe lectures, 1987. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Typed bibliography, photocopy of typescript, 219 pp.; and photocopies of printed pages.

Physical Description

2 folders

The Humanities Today, 1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Photocopied typescript of the University of Sussex Talk, 16 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

King Lear, 1969. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Spiral-bound typescript copy with autograph corrections and annotations of Kermode's book Shakespeare: King Lear: A Casebook.

Physical Description

1 folder

Marvell, 1990. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections and annotations from Kermode's book Andrew Marvell, 22 pp. , and various drafts with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

2 folders

Millennium and Apocalypse, 2000. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections of chapter 1 of the book The Apocalypse and the Shape of Things to Come edited by Frances Carey

Physical Description

1 folder

Milton, the Rioters and the Magistrate, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typed page, labeled "Comus", photocopied typescript of pertinent quotes, with autograph corrections, 5 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

A Modern Beowulf, 2001. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Part of a chapter from Kermode's book Pleasing Myself: From Beowulf to Philip Roth.

Physical Description

1 folder

Modernism, 1992. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript, 24 pp., with additional manuscript notes.

Physical Description

1 folder

Origins of Mark's Parables, 1979. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon copy typescript, 38 pp., and other miscellaneous manuscript notes and typed pages from Kermode's book The Genesis of Secrecy: On the Interpretation of Narrative, with newspaper clippings, and correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

Oxford Anthology Vol. 6: Modern British Literature, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections of the table of Contents and of chapter 1, together with some manuscript notes and photocopied pages.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Manuscripts and Essays, undated. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Consists of a preface and several essays, some previously published and some unpublished, that were collected by Kermode and published in his new book Pieces of My Mind: Writings 1958-2002. The essays included are: "Botticelli Recovered"; "The Cambridge Connection", 2000; " and Cornelius and Voltemand" (from Forms of Attention, 1984); "The English Novel, Circa 1907", 1972; "Forgetting", 1988); "Hawthorne and the Types" (from The Classic, 1988); "Literary Criticism: Old and New Styles", 2001; "The Man in the Macintosh" (from the The Genesis of Secrecy, 1978); "Memory", 1994; "Mixed Feelings" (from History and Value, 1988); "Modernism, Post modernism, and Explanation"; "The Plain Sense of Things", 1986; "Secrets and Narrative Sequence", 1980; "Shakespeare and Boito", 2002; "Solitary Confinement" (from Sense of an Ending, 1967); " Wuthering Heights as a Classic" (from The Classic, 1983).

Physical Description

2 folders

Manuscripts and Correspondence, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Proof pages and correspondence with publishers and editors.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Plain Sense of Things, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Preface to The Golden Chain, with correspondence, manuscript pages, and related photocopied articles.

Physical Description

1 folder

Pleasure and Change:The Aesthetics of Canon, 2004. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Manuscripts, typewritten preface to Kermode's book written by Robert Alter, page-proofs, and correspondence with the publishers.

Physical Description

2 folders

Proclamation and Concealment: Studies in the Interpretation of Narrative, 1977-1978. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures; photocopied typescript, 207 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

I. A. Richards, 1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

An address given at the memorial meeting in the Senate House on February 2, 1980. Two copies of a carbon typescript with autograph corrections and annotations, 15 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

2 boxes

Manuscripts, undated. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Page proofs with a cover letter from the publishers Farrar, Straus - & Giroux, Inc., approx. 800 pp. The proofs contain notes by Elizabeth Sifton and Edward Tayler. (Continued in Box 6)

Physical Description

3 folders

Manuscripts, undated. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Manuscripts of part of the introduction, two typescript copies of the chapter titled "Troilus and Cressida", both with autograph corrections; and final spiral-bound corrected proof pages.

Physical Description

3 folders

Physical Description

1 box

Warton Lecture, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Lecture on English Poetry, given at Mount Holyoke College (1962). Original typescript of lecture as delivered , with detailed autograph notes, 38 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Manuscripts and Drafts, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Early carbon typescript and approximately 30 pp. of draft typescript interspersed with autograph notes.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Uses of Error, 1991. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Introduction to the book with autograph corrections; typescript.

Physical Description

1 folder

"What is the matter, trow": A Rhetoric of Obscurity, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Photocopied typescript, 14 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Manuscripts, undated. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of essays and chapters from Kermode's books including "Poet and Dancer Before Diaghilev" from Puzzles and Epiphanies; "Wallace Stevens, Dwelling Poetically in Connecticut" from An Appetite for Poetry; "World Without End or Beginning" and " Solitary Confinement" from Sense of an Ending; and two pages from "On Certain Verses of Shakespeare" from Reading the Renaissance: Ideas and Idioms from Shakespeare to Milton. Also included are miscellaneous manuscript and typewritten pages, and Kermode's curriculum vitae.

Physical Description

2 folders

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes essays and reviews of published and unpublished works, and some uncollected essays. They consist mainly of carbon copy typescripts of the reviews, and the publications in which they appeared, wherever available.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by author or by title.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Adams, Robert M.: Decadent Societies, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon copy typescript with autograph corrections of a review published in the New York Times Book Review, July 3, 1983.

Physical Description

1 folder

Amis, Martin: The War Against Cliché: Essays and Reviews, 1971-2000, 2001. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for the London Review of Books, May 10, 2001; typescript, 9 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Aries, Philippe: The Hour of Our Death, 1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon copy typescript of a review published in the London Review of Books, October 14, 1981.

Physical Description

1 folder

Barthes, Roland, 1973. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two drafts, 5 pp. each, one is a typescript with autograph corrections, and one is a carbon copy of a review published in the New Statesman, April 30, 1973.

Physical Description

1 folder

Bayley, John: The Power of Delight: Essays 1962-2002, 2004. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph notes by Robert Silvers; 17 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Bellow, Saul: Him With His Foot in His Mouth, 1984. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review published in the Guardian; typescript, 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Boulton, James T., and Robertson, Andrew (eds): The letters of D. H. Lawrence, Vol. III, 1916-1921. Hignett, Sean: Brett: From Bloomsbury to Mexico, 1984. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections of a review published in the New York Review of Books.

Physical Description

1 folder

Burgess, Anthony: This Man and Music, 1982. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review published in the Guardian; carbon copy typescript, 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Carey, Peter: Bliss, and Exotic Pleasures, 1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review published in the London Review of Books, December 16, 1981; carbon copy typescript, 5 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Carpenter, Humphrey: W. H. Auden, 1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two copies of the review published in the Guardian, July 2, 1981, one copy is a typescript with autograph corrections and annotations; the second is a carbon copy typescript.

Physical Description

1 folder

Carver, Raymond: Call Me if You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Prose, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript.

Physical Description

1 folder

Cecil, David: Desmond MacCarthy: The Man and His Writings, 1984. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review, with autograph corrections, for the London Review of Books; typescript, 6 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Cleanth Brooks and the Art of Reading Poetry, 1998. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections and additional manuscript notes for Kermode's book that was published by The University of London, Institute of United States Studies, in 1999. Also included is a letter from the publisher dated December 23, 1998.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Common Reader, 1983. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Essay with autograph corrections, carbon typescript, 14 pp.; page publisher's proofs, 7 pp.; and correspondence with Stephen R. Graubard, Editor of Daedalus, Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, dated August 4, 1982. The essay appeared in a special winter issue of Daedalus on books and reading in the twentieth century.

Physical Description

1 folder

Crick, Bernard: George Orwell: A Life; Gloversmith, Frank; Clark, Jon; Heinemann, Margot; Margolies, David; Snee, Carole (eds.), undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript with autograph corrections review of Crick's book on Orwell with two additional short reviews at the end. The reviews were published in the London Review of Books.

Physical Description

1 folder

Davie, Donald: These the Companions: Recollections, 1982. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review with autograph corrections, for the London Review of Books, August 5, 1982; typescript, 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

DeLillo, Don: The Body Artist, 2001. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for the London Review of Books, March 8, 2001; typescript, 6 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Diary, 1982-1983. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript, for the London Review of Books (1982-1983).

Physical Description

1 folder

Drabble, Margaret: The Oxford Companion to English Literature, 5th edition, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript with autograph corrections; 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Eco, Umberto: The Name of the Rose, 1983. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review published in the London Review of Books, October 19, 1983; carbon typescript, 9 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Editor, 1982. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Letter from Kermode to the editor of The Times Literary Supplement which appeared on April 23, regarding Harold Bloom's contribution to a symposium on plagiarism; carbon copy typescript, 1p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Empson, William: Using Biography, 1984. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript for Reader's Report, 1984; 3 pp.; with manuscript notes, 6 pp; and a letter from Lindsay Waters, editor at the Harvard University Press.

Physical Description

1 folder

Erskine-Hill, Howard: "The Augustan Idea in English Literature", 1985. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review published in the Guardian; carbon typescript, 7 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Fitzgerald, F. Scott and Zelda: Bits of Paradise; Bruccoli, Matthew J. (ed.): As Ever, Scott-Fitz, 1973. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review with autograph corrections published in the Guardian, November 20, 1973; carbon typescript, 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Fitzgerald, Penelope: Human Voices; Bainbridge, Beryl: Winter Garder, 1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review published in the London Review of Books, December 3, 1980; carbon typescript, 7 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Ford, Ford Madox: The Good Soldier, 1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Granada TV broadcast, April 15, 1981; carbon typescript, 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Foucault, Michel: The Archaeology of Knowledge and The Discourse on Language, 1972. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for the New York Review of Books, 1973, carbon typescript, 9 pp.; and correspondence with Robert Silvers of the Review.

Physical Description

1 folder

Fowler, Laurence and Helen (compilers): Cambridge Commemorated: An Anthology of University Life, 1984. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript of a review for the Guardian.

Physical Description

1 folder

Frye, Northrop: The Great Code: The Bible and Literature, 1982. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for The New Republic, June 9, 1982; carbon typescript, 7 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Gallagher, Catherine and Greenblatt, Stephen: Practicing New Historicism; Kastan, David Scott: Shakespeare After Theory, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript, 10 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Gay, Peter: The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud. Vol. 1: Education of the Senses, Vol. 2: The Tender Passion, 1986. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for the Guardian; typescript, 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Genette, Gerard; Todoroy, Tzvetan; Bloom, Harold; Hohendahl, Peter Uwe, 1982. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript with autograph corrections of a review for four books published in the London Review of Books, October 20, 1982.

Physical Description

1 folder

Gerhardie, William: God's Fifth Column: A Biography of the Age; and Futility, 1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for the London Review of Books, April 15, 1981; carbon typescript, 10 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Golding, William: The Paper Men; Kinkead-Weeks, Mark; Gregor, Ian: William Golding, 1984. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two reviews; typescript, 8 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Golding, William: A Moving Target, 1982. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for the London Review of Books, June 17, 1982; carbon typescript, 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Grafton, Anthony: The Footnote: A Curious History, 1998. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for the London Review of Books; typescript, 7 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Grafton, Anthony; Jardine, Lisa: From Humanism to the Humanities, 1985. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript, 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Grigson, Geoffrey (ed.): The Faber Book of Poems -- ; Tomlinson, Charles (ed.): The Oxford Book of Verse, 1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review published in the Guardian, December 3, 1980; carbon typescript, 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Habib, M. A. R.: The Kantian System and Kant's Aesthetics, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review of a chapter in M. A. R. Habib's book A History of Literary Criticism; typescript, 48 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Honan, Park: Shakespeare: A Life, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript; 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Jalland, Pat: Death in the Victorian Family, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript; 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Kennedy, George A.: New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism, 1985. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for Theology, March 1985; typescript, 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Kerrigan, John: Revenge Tragedy: Aeschylus to Armageddon, 1996. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for the New York Review of Books; 13 pp. Also included is an autograph note from Kermode to send a fax to R. B. Silvers at the Review, dated September 19, 1996.

Physical Description

1 folder

Kirsch, Arthur (ed.): Lectures on Shakespeare by W. H. Auden, 2001. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for the London Review of Books, February 22, 2001; typescript, 11 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Last Classic, 1989. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Essay published in The Yale Review; publisher's proofs, 11 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lees-Milne, James, 2000. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review of three books by Milne: Deep Romantic Chasm: Diaries 1979-1981; A Mingled Measure: Diaries 1953-1972; and Ancient as the Hills: Diaries 1973-4, typescript, 10 pp., for the London Review of Books, November 30, 2000.

Physical Description

1 folder

Levy, Leonard W.; Lawton, David, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript, 4 pp.; manuscript notes, 3 pp.; and 1 additional typed page for the London Review of Books.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lodge, David: The Practice of Writing, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript, 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lodge, David: Working with Structuralism, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for the London Review of Books; carbon typescript, 7 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Marcus, Leah S. (ed.): Elizabeth I: Collected Works, 2001. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pages 8-11 of a review published in the New York Times Book Review, April 12, 2001.

Physical Description

1 folder

Martin, Robert Bernard; Gray, J. M, 1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Reviews published November 19, 1980 for the London Review of Books: Martin's Tennyson: The Unique Heart and Gray's Thro' the Vision of the Night; carbon typescript, 12 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

McEwan, Ian: Atonement, 2001. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for the London Review of Books, October 4, 2001; typescript, 8 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

McEwan, Ian: The Comfort of Strangers, 1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for the Guardian, October 8, 1981; carbon typescript, 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

McGinn, Bernard: The Calabrian Abbott, 1985. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Original typescript with autograph corrections; 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Meyers, Jeffrey: The Enemy: A Biography of Wyndham Lewis, 1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for the Guardian, June, 1980; carbon typescript, 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Meyers, Jeffrey (ed.): Wyndham Lewis: A Revaluation, 1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review for the Guardian, June, 1980; carbon typescript, 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Moore, F. M, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review of Ideas of Christianity in Three Plays of T. S. Eliot; typescript, 5 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Morrison, Blake; Enright, D. J, 1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two reviews: The Movement: English Poetry and Fiction of the 1950s and The Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, 1945-1950, published in the London Review of Books; carbon typescript, 9 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Nabokov, Vladimir: The Enchanter, 1986. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript, 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Nicolson, Nigel: Portrait of a Marriage, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections, 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Norbrook, David: Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections, 8 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Novels of D. H. Lawrence, 1972. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Essay by Kermode for Stephen Spender's D. H. Lawrence: Novelist, Poet, Prophet (1973). The book was published by Weinfeld & Nicolson, London. Also included is correspondence with the publisher regarding the contract between them and Kermode for the essay.

Physical Description

1 folder

Nuttal, A. D.: Overheard by God, 1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript of a review published in Theology, in May, 1981; 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Paulin, Tom: The Invasion Handbook, 2002. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two typescript copies, one 12 pp., and one is 13 pp. published in the London Review of Books, May 23, 2002; and a photocopy of the printed review.

Physical Description

1 folder

Patrides, C. A.; Wittreich, Joseph, 1984. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two reviews: The Apocalypse in English Renaissance Thought and Image of that Horror, published in Renaissance Studies; typescript, 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Petersen, Norman H.: Points of View in Mark's Narrative, 1978. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed proof copy with an autograph letter signed from Petersen thanking Kermode for his responses; 2 pp. Also included is a final typescript of a genre paper published in Semeia in 1974, sent to Kermode to read.

Physical Description

1 folder

Pagels, Elaine: Beyond Belief, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with an additional three pages of manuscript notes; 7 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Reply in Jonathan Arac, 1982. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Essay that was published in Salmagundi; typescript, 10 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Pursuit of the Whole, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Original draft essay with some manuscript notes; typescript, 15 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Ivor Armstrong Richards (1893-1979), 1986. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two copies of a biography of I. A. Richards which appeared in the Dictionary of National Biography Supplement, October 1986. One copy is 8 pp., carbon typescript with autograph corrections and the second is a 5 pp. original typescript with many autograph corrections and annotations.

Physical Description

1 folder

Sarruate, Nathalie: Childhood, 1984. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Original typescript, 10 pp., and publisher's proofs with manuscript notes by "Bob" which appeared in the New York Review of Books; 6 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Saunders, Max: Ford Madox Ford: A Dual Life, Volume 2, 1997. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review published in the London Review of Books; typescript, 12 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scott, Bonnie Kime: Selected Letters of Rebecca West, 2000. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review published in The New Republic; typescript, 9 pp.; together with a typed letter from Kermode to fax the reviews to Leon Wieseltier at the The New Republic, dated February 22, 2000.

Physical Description

1 folder

Shattuck, Roger: Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography, 1996. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review (incomplete) published in The New Republic, August 1996; 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Shaw, Roy; Osborne, Charles, 1986. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review of two books The Arts and the People and Giving it Away: Memoirs of an Uncivil Servant published in the The New Republic, December 1986; original typescript, 6 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Spark, Muriel: The Only Problem, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript with autograph corrections; 13 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Stead, C. K, 1986. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Copy of reply by Stead to a review of his book Pound, Yates, Eliot and the Modernist Movement by Kermode which was published in the London Review of Books, June 4, 1986. Also included is a copy of a letter sent by Kermode to the editor of the London Review of Books, dated June 9, 1986 regarding Stead's reply.

Physical Description

1 folder

Tayler, Edward: On Certain Verses of Shakespeare, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript, 13 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Toibin, Colm: Lady Gregory's Toothbrush, 2004. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous typescript pages of a review which appeared in the London Review of Books, January 22.

Physical Description

1 folder

Updike, John: Roger's Version, 1986. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review published in the Guardian, on October 24; typescript, 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Vogeler, Martha S.; Annan, Noel, 1984. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two reviews: Frederic Harrison: The Vocations of a Positivist and Leslie Stephen: The Godless Victorian. The reviews appeared in the London Review of Books; typescript with autograph corrections, 14 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wahl, Robert: The Generation of 1914, 1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review published in the London Review of Books, June 19, 1980; carbon typescript with autograph corrections, 5 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Weinsheimer, J.: Imitations, 1984. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript, 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Essay, typescript, 5 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

What are Critics For, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Essay, carbon typescript, which appeared in Collins House Magazine; 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wilson, Edmund: The Fifties, 1986. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review of a book with an introduction by Leon Edel which was published in the Guardian, in October, 1986; typescript, 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Zaleski, Carol and Philip: The Book of Heaven, 2000. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Review published in the New York Times Book Review; typescript, 5 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes transcripts of lectures given by Kermode at colleges and other institutions. They are mainly word-processed or typewritten documents, with autograph corrections and annotations. Also included is correspondence related to the lectures.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by lecture title or by the location where it was delivered.

Physical Description

2 boxes

ALSC Conference Talk, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous typescripts with autograph corrections, 12 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Changes in the Practice of Literary Criticism, 2006. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Lecture given at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei; typescript with autograph corrections, l26 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dublin Lecture, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript, 18 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Explorations in Shakespeare's Language, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Three draft typescript copies with autograph corrections. Two of the copies are 18 pp., and the third is 20 pp. The lecture was given at Hulme (England).

Physical Description

1 folder

History and Theory: History of Theory, 1983. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Irvine (California) lectures, being the first version of Forms of Attention; carbon typescript, 25 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Drafts for the History and Value Lectures given by Kermode at Oxford University and lectures from University College, London. The drafts are in several stages of revision, and the folders are organized listing The Clarendon Lectures followed by The Northcliffe lectures. The lectures were published in 1988 as Kermode's book History and Value: The Clarendon and Northcliffe Lectures, 1987.

Physical Description

1 box

Clarendon Lecture 1, undated. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Two manuscript drafts with many autograph corrections and annotations; 29 pp. and 36 pp.

Physical Description

2 folders

Northcliffe Lecture 2, undated. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript drafts with autograph corrections; 36 pp. and 31 pp.

Physical Description

2 folders

Northcliffe Lecture 3: Fragments and Ruins, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Draft of the lecture with numerous autograph corrections and annotations, typescript, 30 pp.; draft copy of the same with a few autograph corrections, typescript, 29 pp.; essay titled Fragments and Ruins, 28 pp. plus 2 additional typed pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Modern Autobiography, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections, 23 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Muriel Spark, 1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Original typescript with autograph corrections, 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Narrative, 1979. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Original typescript with autograph corrections, dated February 1, 1979, 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Getting it Wrong, 2000. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Lecture at Queen's University (Belfast); original typescript with autograph corrections, 37 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Drafts of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Berkley (California), given in November 2001; lectures in response to Kermode by John Guillory, Geoffrey Hartman, and Carey Perloff; correspondence related to the lectures; and Kermode's visit to the University of California, Berkley.

Physical Description

1 box

Manuscripts, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Several typescript drafts with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

Perloff, Carey, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript of lecture in response to Kermode's Tanner Lectures.

Physical Description

1 folder

Guillory, John: "It Must be Abstract: A Response to Professor Kermode", which is a commentary on Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript of lecture in response to Kermode's Tanner Lectures.

Physical Description

1 folder

Hartman, Geoffrey: The Passing of the Canon, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript of lecture in response to Kermode's Tanner Lectures.

Physical Description

1 folder

Tanner Lectures on Human Values: Correspondence, 2001. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and publication agreement regarding the Tanner Lectures, and Kermode's visit to Berkley.

Physical Description

1 folder

Secrets and Narrative Sequence, 1979. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Lecture given at the University of Chicago and later published in Critical Inquiry; typescript with autograph corrections, 24 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Shakespeare and Politics, 2000. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Lecture in memory of Irving Howe. Includes several typescript draft copies with autograph corrections and a typed letter signed, from Kermode to "Dear Morris" dated June 29, 2000 accompanying one of the copies.

Physical Description

1 folder

Shakespeare and Verdi, 2002. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript draft with autograph corrections and manuscript notes of the The Robin Orr Lecture, Cambridge University, February 6, 2002.

Physical Description

1 folder

Transubstantiation and Jargon, 2000. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Essays by Kermode for a talk at the British Library; several typed draft copies with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

Yeats Revisited, 1998. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections and school program of a lecture given at the W. B. Yeats Summer School, Sligo, Ireland, on August 7, 1998.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes interviews, typescripts, drafts, transcripts, or photocopies of Kermode interviews with different people, primarily for the BBC

Arrangement

Folders are arranged in chronological order.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Marvell and the Ingenious Reader, 1952. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections for a BBC broadcast produced by Gilbert Phelps and prerecorded on October 1, 1952; 8 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

T. E. Hume's: Speculations, 1955. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a BBC broadcast, May 25, 1955.

Physical Description

1 folder

A Conversation at Merlou, 1955. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript with autograph notes of a broadcast by Kermode and Ian Fletcher; together with Lord Herbert and the Poetry of Platonism. Also included are several pages of manuscript notes by Kermode for the BBC broadcast, June 19, 1955.

Physical Description

1 folder

Volpone, 1956. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript drafts with autograph corrections, and a letter from the series producer, D. S Carne-Ross, dated January 9, 1956, listing changes that need to be made to the broadcast.

Physical Description

1 folder

A Myth of Catastrophe, (1) & (2), 1956. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two copies each of the BBC transcript of the broadcasts transmitted on October 27 and November 3, 1956, respectively.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Poet and His Public: Dryden, 1957. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a BBC broadcast recorded March 6, 1957; 9 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

The One Orderly Product, 1957. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a BBC broadcast transmitted December 29, 1957; two copies, one with pencil drawings, 7 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Introducing 'Notes Towards a Supreme Fiction', 1958. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript with autograph corrections of a BBC broadcast transmitted December 8, 1958; 13 pp. Also included is an autograph note signed by D. S. Carne-Ross.

Physical Description

1 folder

Discussion with William Golding, 1959. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a telediphone recording dated June 2, 1959 for a BBC; 22 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

This is a series of telediphone interviews between Kermode and several novelists which was transmitted by the BBC Folders also include Kermode's introduction to the series. The series was produced by D. S. Carne-Ross.

Physical Description

1 box

Murdoch, Iris, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a telediphone recording, one copy with edits and corrections, dated Septembermber 28, 1961; two copies, 7 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Sillitoe, Alan, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a telediphone recording, one with edits and corrections, dated September 29, 1961; two copies, 12 pp each; and 1 typed page headed "Link Compton Burnett to Sillitoe".

Physical Description

1 folder

Wilson, A. N. (Arthur Norman), undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a telediphone recording, one copy with edits and corrections, dated September 29, 1961; two copies, 11 pp. each.

Physical Description

1 folder

Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy), undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a telediphone recording, one copy with edits and corrections, dated October 3, 1961; two copies, 10 pp. each; and one typewritten page titled "Link Wilson and Compton Burnett".

Physical Description

1 folder

Snow, C. P. (Charles Percy), undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a telediphone recording, one copy with edits and corrections, dated October 4, 1961; two copies, 13 pp. each; and 2 typewritten pp. one is headed "Link Snow to Wain" and the other "Link Sillitoe and Snow".

Physical Description

1 folder

Greene, Graham, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a telediphone recording, one with edits and corrections, dated October 27, 1961; two copies, 7 pp. each; and 1 typed page headed "Link Murdoch and Greene".

Physical Description

1 folder

Tate, Alan, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a telediphone recording dated November 11, 1961; 9 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Spark, Muriel, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a telediphone recording, one with edits and corrections, dated November 11, 1961; two copies, 8 pp. each; and 1 typed page headed "Link Wain to Spark".

Physical Description

1 folder

Linking for Reality - in Fiction, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript of Kermode's introduction to the series; 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Includes original BBC transcripts of interviews by Kermode for a series of four broadcasts, each with a different title and three different interviewees. Also included are Kermode's final drafts for the interviews, correspondence between Kermode and the interviewees, or the BBC and the interviewees, discussing ideas prior to the talks. The series was produced by Helen Arbuthnot.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Physical Description

1 box

Transmission Script, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Programme 1. Introduction and original transcripts of interviews of Kermode and Harold Rosenberg, Ernst Gombrich, and Jacques Barzun. The program was transmitted October 30, 1963.

Physical Description

1 folder

Rosenberg, Harold, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Source interview for Tradition and Creation. Includes a draft with autograph corrections and two copies of a transcript of a telediphone interview recorded April 25, 1963.

Physical Description

1 folder

Gombrich, E. H. (Ernst Hans), undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Source interview for Tradition and Creation. Includes a draft and three copies of a transcript of a telediphone interview recorded April 26, 1963.

Physical Description

1 folder

Barzun, Jacques, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Source interview for Tradition and Creation. Included are three copies of a transcript, a draft, and one page of manuscript notes of a telediphone interview, recorded May 10, 1963.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Transmission Script, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Programme 2. Transcripts of a talk between Frank Kermode and Deryck Cooke, Stephen Spender, Donald Davie, and M. I. Finley. The program was transmitted November 6, 1963.

Physical Description

1 folder

Cooke, Deryck, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Source interview for The Use of the Past. Includes a draft and transcript of a telediphone interview recorded June 6, 1963.

Physical Description

1 folder

Spender, Stephen, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Source interview for The Use of the Past. Includes a draft with holograph corrections and three copies of a transcript of a telediphone recording dated May 10, 1963.

Physical Description

1 folder

Davie, Donald, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Source interview for The Use of the Past. Includes a draft and a transcript of a telediphone recording dated June 5, 1963; 9 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Finley, M. I. (Moses I.), undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Source interview for The Use of the Past. Includes a draft with autograph corrections and two copies of a telediphone recording dated June 5, 1963; 13 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Transmission Script, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Programme 3. Original transcripts and draft with autograph corrections of a talk between Frank Kermode and H. W. R. Wade, Austin Farrer, A. B. Pippard, and J. M. Cameron. The program was transmitted November 15, 1963. (The source interview with Farrer is absent).

Physical Description

1 folder

Wade, H. W. (Herbert Windsor), undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Source interview for Ceremonial Survival --. Includes a draft and a 10 p. transcript of a telediphone interview recorded June 13, 1963.

Physical Description

1 folder

Pippard, A. B, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Source interview for Ceremonial Survival. Includes a draft with holograph corrections and transcript of a telediphone interview recorded June 6, 1963.

Physical Description

1 folder

Cameron, A. (Alastair), undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Source interview for Ceremonial Survival. Includes a draft with autograph corrections and transcript of a telediphone interview recorded in May 1963.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Transmission Script, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Original transcripts and draft with autograph corrections of a talk between Frank Kermode and Max Gluckman, John Strachey, and H. R. Trevor Roper; undated.

Physical Description

1 folder

Gluckman, Max, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Source interview for Programme 4. Includes a draft with holograph corrections and transcript of a telediphone recording dated June 17, 1963.

Physical Description

1 folder

Strachey, John, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Source interview for Programme 4. Includes a draft with holograph corrections and transcript of a telediphone recording dated June 26, 1963.

Physical Description

1 folder

Trevor-Roper, H. R. (Hugh Redwald), undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Source interview for Programme 4. Includes a typescript draft of a telediphone recording, undated.

Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Papers, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes notes for the Tradition series of programs which include the introduction, notes on publicity and other typed or manuscript notes, and autograph notes by Helen Arbuthnot. Also included is a transcript of a telediphone recording between Michael Elliott and John Powell.

Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence, 1962-1963. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence regarding the Tradition between either Kermode and the interviewees or the BBC and the interviewees discussing ideas prior to the telephone interviews.

Physical Description

1 folder

Three Avant-Garde Programmes, 1965. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Draft scheme for the program and correspondence with the Producer of the Talks Department at the BBC

Physical Description

1 folder

Is an Elite Necessary?, 1970. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

This is a series of radio interviews and talks by Kermode. Included is the transcript of the interview with Dr. Waddington recorded September 18; and publisher's proofs of essays.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Conference Game, 1970. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Radio transmission which was broadcast on December 14; draft.

Physical Description

1 folder

Literature and Linguistics, 1971. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a draft for a radio transmission which was broadcast November 3. Also included is correspondence regarding or in response to the broadcast.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Hidden God: Alain Robbe-Grillet's "Le Voyeur", 1972. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Camera script for a transmission on March 21 discussed by Kermode; two copies.

Physical Description

1 folder

D. H. Lawrence, 1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transcript of a program dialogue for an anniversary feature on D. H. Lawrence, dated February 20; 8 pp.; and related correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Great Prayer, 1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Analyzing the Lord's Prayer, by Kermode, produced by the Rev. Hubert Hoskins for the BBC; transcript, dated March 18, 7 pp., and related correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

Shakespeare in Perspective: King Lear, 1982-1983. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Film typescript dated September 14, 1982; 19 pp.; together with the original typescript, carbon typescript, notes and correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

I Know What I Like, circa 1982. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript outlining Kermode's personal musical tastes, with autograph corrections; 5 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

King Lear, 1984. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Open University broadcast, carbon typescript with autograph corrections; 9 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

A Passage to India, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Original typescript with autograph corrections, and carbon typescript of a BBC Overseas Service broadcast.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

This series primarily consists of correspondence sent to Frank Kermode, and occasionally manuscripts, typescripts, poems, and some printed material. In addition, there are three boxes of correspondence from Frank Kermode to Anita Kermode, along with five folders of miscellaneous and unidentified correspondence to Kermode.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by last name. The three boxes of correspondence from Frank Kermode to Anita Kermode are arranged by year, as are the five folders of miscellaneous and unidentified correspondence, with the undated correspondence at the end (box 25). Correspondence from Series 7 has been integrated into pre-existing folders alphabetically by name, with the remaining folders by name filed in box 26.

Physical Description

9 boxes

Aaron, Daniel, 1995-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Adams, Robert Martin, 1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Allott, Miriam Farris, 1993-2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Alter, Robert, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Alvarez, Al, 1980-2006. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph letters signed, typed letters signed, typed poems, postcards, and one printed pamphlet.

Physical Description

1 folder

Amis, Martin, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Annan, Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron, 1969-1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Attenborough, Richard, 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1967. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and an unattributed essay on Auden; 15 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Baker-Smith, Dominic, 1988-2010. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Banerjee, Jacqueline, 2010. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bate, Jonathan, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bateman, Anthony, 1997-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bateson, F. W. (Frederick Noel Wise), 1955-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bateson, Patrick, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bayley, John, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bell, Daniel, 1992-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bergonzi, Bernard, 1989-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Berlin, Isaiah, 1981-1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Berry, Neil, 1991-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Berthoff, Warner and Ann, 1989-2010. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bing, Gertrud, 1959. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bloom, Harold, 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bok, Derek, 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bold, Alan, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bowen, John, 1973-2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bragg, Melvyn, 2008. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Braine, John, 1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brendel, Alfred, 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The British Council, 1988-1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brooke-Rose, Christine, 1977-2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brophy, Brigid, 1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Browning, Logan Delano, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brownjohn, Alan, 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Burns, Paul, 2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Burns, Richard, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Burnshaw, Stanley, 1970-1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Butcher, Maryvonne, 1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Butt, John, 1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Byatt, A. S. (Antonia Susan), 1994-2001. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes ALsS, TLsS, signed note cards, and poetry.

Physical Description

1 folder

Cairns, John E, 1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Callister, Frank, 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Calvino, Chichita and Italo, 1997. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes one post-card from Chichita dated Rome, March 1, 1997; and a typescript from The Road to San Giovanni by Italo Calvino; 2 pp.; undated.

Physical Description

1 folder

Campbell, David, 1998. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Additional correspondence is located in Subseries 7C with the Millenium Library Trust project files.

Physical Description

1 folder

Carne-Ross, D. S. (Donald S.), 1955-1999. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

TLsS, ALsS, ACsS, and a typed manuscript with autograph corrections titled "The One and the Many: A Literary Reading of Ariosto's Orlando Furioso".

Physical Description

1 folder

Carr, Wesley, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Chapman, Frank N. L, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Charlton, John F. (Chatto and Windus Ltd.), 1967-1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Connor, Tony, 1980-2001. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, two TLsS, a post-card, a greeting card with a printed poem by Connor titled "Difficult Days"; and two typed poems, one is titled "Reminiscences Remembered" and the other "Guida Farm in January".

Physical Description

1 folder

Conran, Michael B, 1992-1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cooper, Arnold M. and Madge, 1981-2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cornwell, David [Le Carré, John], 2000. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from David Cornwell who wrote under the pseudonym John le Carré.

Physical Description

1 folder

Cunliffe, Marcus, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Danner, Mark, 1998-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Davie, Donald, 1963-1982. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Three ALsS, and one TLS.

Physical Description

1 folder

Day-Lewis, Jill, 1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dick, Susan, 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dickey, James, 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dickstein, Morris, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dillistone, Frederick William, 1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dobrée, Bonamy, 1955-1964. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Donoghue, Denis, 1960-2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Durrell, Lawrence, 1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Eco, Umberto, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Edwards, Oliver, 1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1963. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

TLS dated May 23, 1963 regarding the radio broadcast Tradition.

Physical Description

1 folder

Eliot, Valerie, 1974-1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Eller, Jonathan R, 2001. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

TLS dated April 30, and Eller's typed presentation of the Warren-Brooks Award to Kermode for Shakespeare's Language.

Physical Description

1 folder

Ellmann, Richard, 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Empson, William, 1953-2001. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two ALsS, six TLsS, two copies of letters, and an offprint inscribed by Empson to Kermode dated 1972; presentation copy.

Physical Description

1 folder

Engel, Monroe, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Evans, Gwynne B, 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ewart, Gavin, 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Faithfull, R. Glynn, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Falck, Colin, 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fellgett, Peter B, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fiedler, Leslie A, 1967. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two ALsS, two TLsS, and copies of three TLs from Kermode.

Physical Description

1 folder

Finley, Moses I, 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fisch, Harold, 2000-2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fitzgerald, Penelope, 1979-1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fletcher, Ian (also Iain), 1955-1983. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Ten TLsS (one missing first page, one missing lower half of page), one TL, seven ALsS, a copy of a poem titled "A Ballade of the 1980s addressed to Simon Wilson, Esq. on his fortieth birthday" with holograph corrections, and a TN containing the poem "Herodia's Daughter" by Anne Killigrew (1660-1685) with comments presumed to be by Fletcher.

Physical Description

1 folder

Flores, Angel, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Follett, Ken, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Forster, E. M, 1959. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

One TLS.

Physical Description

1 folder

Foster, Robert Fitzroy, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fowler, Alastair, 1996-2010. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fraser, G. S. (George Sutherland), 1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Frink, Dame Elisabeth, 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Frye, Northrop, 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fuller, Roy Broadbent, 1984. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fusini, Nadia, 1997-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gardner, Dame Helen Louise, 1958-1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Six ALsS.

Physical Description

1 folder

Gay, Peter, 2007. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Godley, Wynne, 2000. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and a typescript copy of Godley's Saving Masud Khan.

Physical Description

1 folder

Goehr, Alexander, 2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Golding, William, 1956-1996. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Fourteen TLsS, eight ALsS by from Golding, one ANS, and one TLS from Golding's daughter, Judy Carver.

Physical Description

1 folder

Gombrich, E. H. (Ernst Hans), 1950-1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gomez, Jill, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Goode, John, 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Goodman, Derrick amp & Co, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gordimer, Nadine, 1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gordon, D. J. (Donald James), 1947. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gould, E. P, 1964. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gowrie, Grey, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Graubard, Stephen Richards, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Greenblatt, Stephen, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Greene, James, 1993-2010. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Griffiths, Trevor, 1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Haffenden, John, 1990-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hale, J. R. (John Rigby), 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Halperin, John, 1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hamburger, Michael, 1987-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hamilton, Iain, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Harding, Jason, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hay, Denys, 1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Haylett, Elizabeth, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Holden, Anthony, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hollander, John, 1970-1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hope, Charles, 1997-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hopkins, Linda B, 1997-1998. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Three TLsS, and a typescript of an essay titled "Murder, Frenzy and Madness: Khan Reads Dostoevsky"; 8 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Horgan, Paul, 1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Huntington, Madge, 1987-2009. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hynes, Samuel Lynn, 1984-2009. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Iser, Wolfgang, 1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jakobson, Roman, 1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jarrett-Kerr, Martin, 1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jenkins, Harold, 1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Johnson, Dean, 1996. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

TLS to Johnson at Houghton Mifflin Co. by Kermode.

Physical Description

1 folder

Jones, John, 1998-2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Josipovici, Gabriel, 1984-2008. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kaufman, Shirley, 1985-2009. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two ALsS and eight typed poems by Shirley Kaufman; one ALS and several TLsS by Kaufman's husband, Bill Daleski; one joint e-mail.

Physical Description

1 folder

Kazin, Alfred, 1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Keen, Richard, 1996-2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Keller, Hans, 1974-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kermode, Anita Van Vactor, 1992-1999. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Letters from Anita Van Vactor to her (former) husband, Frank Kermode.

Physical Description

1 folder

Kermode, Deborah, 1958-2009. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kernan, Alvin B, 2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kim, Chong-gil, 2001-2005. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Four TLsS, one ACS, a typed brief biography, and several poems.

Physical Description

1 folder

Knight, George Wilson, 1949-1974. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Koch, Kenneth and Karen, 1988-2005. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Nine ACsS, two ALsS, one TLS, two poems, and a photocopy of a Benefit invitation inscribed by Koch to Kermode.

Physical Description

1 folder

Krupnick, Mark, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lancaster, John, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lankester, Sir Tim, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lasch, Christopher, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lasky, Melvin J, 1966-1971. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS and TLS with a copy of and article from an Encounter symposium titled "Going to Europe".

Physical Description

1 folder

Legouis, Pierre A, 1966-1968. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lehmann, John, 1958-1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Leishman, J. B. (James Blair), 1953-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Levertov, Denise, 1964. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lewis, Ronald, 1969. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two TLsS , one AMS and one TLsS of a Preface to Anthony Rossiter's The Golden Chain.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lockerbie, Catherine, 2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lodge, David, 1979-2006. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Thirteen TLsS, six ALsS, seven ANsS, one ACS, and a typescript titled "Meetings and Non-Meetings"; 12 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Loewe, Raphael, 1964. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lowell, Robert, 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Luna, Judith, 2002. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS dated April 3, 2002; and typescript of the introduction to the book Shelly edited by Zachary Leader and Michael O'Neill; 28 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

MacBeth, George, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Malamud, Bernard, 1961-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Margoliouth, H. M. (Herschel Maurice), 1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Martz, Louis Lohr, 1995-1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McCarthy, Mary, 1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McLuhan, Marshall, 1963-1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mellers, Wilfrid Howard, 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mendelson, Edward, 1981-2008. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miller, Jonathan, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miller, Karl, 1958-2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mills, David, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Moncalvo, Gigi, 1981-1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Moore, Gene M, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Moreshead, Owen, 1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mountford, J. F, 1947. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mumford, Lewis, 1963-1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Murdoch, Iris, 1964-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Newby, P. H. (Percy Howard), 1952-1970s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oakes, Edward T, 1993-2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Owen, Ursula, circa 2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oxford University Press, 1974. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed agreement between Kermode and John Hollander, as editors, and Oxford University Press to act as publishers of the The Major Authors Edition of the Oxford Anthology of English Literature. The agreement is dated November 18, 1974. Please refer to Subseries 7B for additional Oxford University Press editorial correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

Parker, Patricia, 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Paulin, Tom, 1984-2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Payne, Michael, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Phelan, Brian, 1996-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Plante, David, 1982-1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Plumb, J. H. (John Harold), 1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Poirier, Richard, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pomorska, Krystyna, 1983-1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pomorski, Stanislaw, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Powell, Anthony, 1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Powell, Neil, 1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Praz, Mario, 1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Prebble, John N, 2003. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS and a typed "Report on the Current Difficulties in the English Department of Bedford/Royal Holloway College".

Physical Description

1 folder

Pritchard, William H, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pritchett, V. S. (Victor Sawdon), 1965-1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Prynne, J. H, 1999-2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ransom, John Crowe, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Raworth, Tom, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Read, Herbert, 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Redgrove, Peter, 1980-1985. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ricks, Charles B, 1967-1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ricks, Christopher B, 1991-1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Rivière, William, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Rosen, Charles, 1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Rosenthal, M. L. (Macha Louis), 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Rossiter, Anthony, 1967-1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Rothman, Irving N, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Rowse, A. L. (Alfred Leslie), 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sacks, Oliver W, 1972-2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Said, Edward, 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scott-Kilvert, Ian, 1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Selbourne, David, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Shattock, Michael, 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sifton, Elizabeth (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), 2000. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Please refer to Subseries 7B for additional Farrar, Straus & Giroux editorial correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

Silvers, Robert B. ( The New York Review of Books), 1963-1998. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Please refer to Subseries 7B for additional editorial correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

Skene, Prudence, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Smith, Peter, 2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sonzogni, Marco, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Spark, Muriel, 1961-2005. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Fourteen ALsS, fourteen TLsS, and six autographed postcards and greeting cards, the majority of which were sent from Italy.

Physical Description

1 folder

Spears, Monroe Kirklyndorf, 1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Spender, Natasha, 1980-2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Spender, Stephen, 1968-1992. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes thirty six ALsS, five TLsS, two ACsS, and a typewritten poem dated 1992 titled "Worldsworth [sic]".

Physical Description

1 folder

Speziale-Bagliacca, Roberto, 1993-2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stallworthy, Jon, 1973-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stapledon, Olaf, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Steiner, George, 1965-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stern, Daniel, 1977-1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stevens, Holly, 1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Strang, Barbara M. H, 1969-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sylvester, David, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Tarsis, Valery, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Tate, Allen, 1960-1989. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Twenty-six ALsS; twenty-nine TLsS; five ACsS and TCsS; two printed greeting cards; one ALS from Helen Tate to Kermode, undated; and one TLS from Allen Tate to Mrs. Ann Gerard at Encounter, dated November 29, 1966.

Physical Description

1 folder

Tayler, Edward, 1988-2009. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Taylor, Aina Pavolini, 1995-1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Thorpe, James, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Tillyard, E. M. W. (Eustace Mandeville Wetenhall), 1959. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Tippett, Michael, 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Toye, William (Oxford University Press Canada), 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Toynbee, Philip, 1973-1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Trapp, J. B. (Joseph Burney) and Elayne, 1955-2007. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes letters by Kermode to Trapp that were returned to Kermode by Trapp's wife, Elayne, after her husband's death in 2005.

Physical Description

1 folder

Trilling, Diana, 1974-1996. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Six ALsS, thirteen TLsS, and one ACS.

Physical Description

1 folder

Trilling, Lionel, 1974. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

University appointments (subject file), 1947-1965. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

File of ALsS and TLsS related to Kermode's appointments to King's College, University of Durham (1947), the University of Reading (1949), and the John Edward Taylor Professor of English Literature at the University of Manchester (1957). Includes congratulatory letters from Kermode's friends and academic colleagues.

Physical Description

1 folder

Updike, John, 1983-2004. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Fourteen TLsS, one ACS, one TCS, and a photocopy of The Updike Family News.

Physical Description

1 folder

Upward, Edward, 1987-2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ure, Peter, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Van Duyn, Mona, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Venolen, Helen, 1979-1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Viscusi, Margo, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wain, John, 1959-1993. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Twenty-seven ALsS, sixteen TLsS, and eleven ACsS.

Physical Description

1 folder

Walker, Peter, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wall, Stephen, 2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wallerstein, Ruth C. (Ruth Coons), 1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Warner, Martin, 1986-1989. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Thirteen TLsS, a printed pamphlet about Philosophy and Literature at The University of Warwick, and a schedule for a visit by Kermode to the University of Warwick.

Physical Description

1 folder

Watson, George, 1953-2010. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Watt, Ian and Ruth, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Weil, Robert (W. W. Norton & Company), 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Weinberger, Harry, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Weiss, René, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wells, David Ames, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

West, Rebecca, 1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wiesel, Elie, 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wilder, Amos Niven, 1986-1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wilkins, Eithne (Mrs. Ernst Kaiser), 1962-1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Williams, Bernard, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Williams, Raymond, 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wilmer, Clive, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wilson, Angus, 1962-1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wingfield, Sheila, 1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Winsatt, W. K, 1951-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wood, James, 1995-1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wright, George Thaddeus, 1985. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Yates, Frances A, 1952-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters by Frank Kermode to Anita Kermode, 1964-1987. 3 boxes.
Scope and Contents

Anita Van Vactor Kermode was the second wife of Frank Kermode.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Miscellaneous and Unidentified Correspondence A-Z, 1940-2010. 5 folders.
Scope and Contents

Consists of ALsS, TLsS, ACsS, and typed poems, including fan mail.

Physical Description

5 folders

Scope and Contents

This series includes correspondence primarily regarding the CIA scandal; subject files including press releases; Stephen Spender's controversial biography; essays, articles, and proof pages for publications related to the Encounter scandal; newspaper clippings; and photocopies of published articles.

Arrangement

The series is organized into five subseries: A. Correspondence, B. Subject Files, C. Stephen Spender's "Biography", D. Manuscript Notes, E. Newspaper Clippings.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Scope and Contents

The correspondence in this series revolves around the period when Kermode was co-editor of Encounter magazine, and the subsequent scandal that the CIA provided funding for it.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order

Physical Description

1 box

Aaron, Daniel, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brome, Vincent, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Darlington, Cyril Dean, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

David, Hugh, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Donoghue, Denis, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Goodman, Derrick & Co, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gordon, Donald James, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hampshire, Stuart, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Henrickson, John, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Howard, Maureen, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

King, Cecil, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kristol, Irving, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lasky, Melvin J, 1961-1970s. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Five ALsS, and a copy of a memo regarding Encounter, dated April 15, 1967.

Physical Description

1 folder

Maschler, Tom, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miller, Karl, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

O'Brien, Conor Cruise, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Phillips, William, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Poirier, Richard, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Silvers, Robert B, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Spender, Stephen, 1959-1995. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Eighteen ALsS; four TLsS; a presentation carbon copy to Kermode of a typed poem by Spender to Kermode titled Four Sketches for Herbert Read, dated November 30, 1968; copies of letters regarding forming a new magazine; a copy of a letter sent to Sam Sylvester regarding Spender's controversial biography Stephen Spender - A Portrait with Background, dated August 18, 1992; photocopy of a statement signed by Kermode, Spender, and Nigel Dennis as co-editors for Encounter refusing to apply for a grant from the Whitney Foundation; photocopies of articles about Spender; and newspaper clippings regarding Encounter scandal.

Physical Description

1 folder

Spender, Natasha, 1966-1999. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Five ALsS including a letter with a photocopy of Hugh David's biography of Stephen Spender Stephen Spender - A Portrait with Background, with outraged marginal notes by Spender; a photocopy of a letter dated 1976, 14 pp. together with a photocopy of Kermode's 5 p. typed reply; photocopies of letters from Kermode to Spender regarding the Encounter scandal dating from May 1966 and February 1967; and three ACsS.

Physical Description

1 folder

Trilling, Diana, 1967. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Copy of a TL from Trilling to William Phillips of the Partisan Review dated October 14, which she sent to Kermode with her autograph notes.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wain, John, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The "Warden" New College, Oxford, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Weldon, Tom, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

This series includes the statements and press releases made by Kermode and Spender related to the C.I.A. funding of the International Association for Cultural Freedom.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged in chronological order.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Statement by Frank Kermode, 1966-1967. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Five carbon copies, and several draft copies of a typed autograph statement, dated April 1967, made by Kermode to the Trustees regarding the C.I.A. funding of Encounter, asking them to accept his resignation as co-editor. Also included is a typewritten, un addressed, letter, dated May 1966, by Kermode asking for an explanation of the reasons behind the C.I.A. funding.

Physical Description

1 folder

Statement by Stephen Spender, 1967. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Three typed draft copies, one with autograph corrections, of Spender's statement to the Trustees of Encounter.

Physical Description

1 folder

Note By the Trustees of Encounter, 1967. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Photocopy, 2 pp.; and a Draft Statement, with autograph corrections, 2 pp. Also included is a photocopy of the Editorial Note by the editors of Encounter, 2 pp.; a photocopy of a Financial Memorandum dated April 19, 1967; and an Agenda for a Meeting of Encounter Trustees and Editors dated April 21, 1967.

Physical Description

1 folder

"Draft Memorandum of Mr. Stephen Spender and Mr. Frank Kermode", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Material, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

2 boxes

"The Japanese No Play as a Dramatic Form", 1939. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Kermode's essay won the 1939 Oliver Elton Prize at the University of Liverpool.

Physical Description

1 folder

"The Masque of the Fortunate Warriors", 1946. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

The original folder, titled "Early Articles & Pieces," identified this as being by Kermode.

Physical Description

1 folder

"The Art of Theodore Powys, Ironist", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

The original folder, titled "Early Articles & Pieces," included this TMs that is missing its ending.

Physical Description

1 folder

"Richardson and Fielding", 1949-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Argument of Marvell's 'Garden'", 1952. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Note on original folder: "Essays in Criticism, July 1952."

Physical Description

1 folder

Unpublished lecture titled "Hemingway" (Univ. of Reading), circa 1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Notes for incomplete Lecture on Verse-Speaking, circa 1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Conversion of our Lumpenwelt", circa 1959-1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Unpublished Lectures circa 1960, 1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Unpublished Lecture on " The Tempest Revisited", circa 1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Afterword: Middlemarch" and an essay on George Eliot, circa 1958-1964. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes the Afterword for the New American Library edition (1964) and an untitled essay on George Eliot ca. 1958.

Physical Description

1 folder

"Modern Poetry and Tradition", 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Proofs of "Myth, Reality, and Fiction: Interviews with seven English novelists" ( Partisan Review), 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Patience of Shakespeare", 1964-1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Alexander Lectures at the University of Toronto, 1965-1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Unpublished Lecture (Bristol): "The Study of Modern Literature", circa 1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The University and the Literary Public" (Kentucky), 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Antiuniversity", 1968. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Realism, Reality, and the Novel" Symposium, 1968. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Draft Introduction to Howe's Metaphysical Poets anthology, 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Introductory remarks for Jorge Luis Borges' Lecture, 1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Poetry of Bob Dylan" in Esquire Magazine, 1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

W. P. Ker Lecture: "Novel and Narrative", 1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Can We Say Anything We Like?", 1974. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Daily Telegraph's "World of Books", 1974-1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Unpublished Memorial Address for Donald Gordon, 1978-1979. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes ALS by J. B. Trapp; see also related subject file folder in Subseries 7C.

Physical Description

1 folder

Draft of the Trilling Seminar, circa 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"On Being an Enemy of Humanity, etc.": Reply to Dame Helen Gardner, 1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Decline of the Man of Letters" in The Partisan Review, 1983-1985. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Plain Sense of Things", 1985. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

JSOT Lecture (Sheffield) on St. John, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Endings, Continued", circa 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Talk for Lucerne Conference: "On Biblical Narrative", 1986-1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Northrop Frye and the Bible", 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"New Ways with Bible Stories", 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Last Classic" and T.S. Eliot draft, 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Value in Literature" (Japan), 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Introduction" to Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts, 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Shakespeare's Silences" (Lecce, Italy), 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oxford Amnesty Lecture: "Freedom and Interpretation", 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"In Defence of Poetry", 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Introduction" to The Sword of Honour Trilogy, 1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Shakespeare lecture: "Disintegration Once More", 1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Houston: "Memory and Autobiography", 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"What is the Matter, Trow?: A Rhetoric of Obscurity", 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Turin: "Millennium and Fin-de-siecle" and "Waiting for the end", 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Chicago Conference: "Is There A Case for Teaching Literature?", 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

" Under Western Eyes Revisited", 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sligo: "Yeats Revisited", 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Millennium and Apocalypse", 1998-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Frankfurt am Main: "Millennium and Apocalypse", 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Cambridge Connection", 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Emily Bronte", circa 2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Keith Walker Memorial Lecture: "A Few Bars of Mozart", 2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Rome: "On Love's Labour Lost, 2007. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Address to the King's T. S. Eliot Society, Cambridge, 2009. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Eliot and the Shudder", 2010. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Literary Criticism and the Lay Reader", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Does It Harm Literature", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Use of the Codes", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Unpublished Lecture: "Radical Elements in Modernist Literature", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lecture on Wuthering Heights: "On Inscriptions in Narrative or, From Truth to Shadowy Types", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lecture: "Novel Problems", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Early drafts of 1st and 2nd lectures in Forms of Attention, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Unidentified lecture on Classic and Canon: "Survival of the Classic", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Truth of Fiction", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Drafts of "Modernism and Value", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"'Opinion' in Troilus and Cressida", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Venice: "Postmodernism", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Forgetting", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Manx Writer", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Waiting for the End", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The flight from literature", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"A Word in Love's Labour Lost", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

MHRA Lecture, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Introduction to A Winter's Tale", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"With Zeal To Destroy", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Virago", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Canons", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Music and Poetry", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Draft: "Poem and Narrative in John's Gospel", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lecture on Romeo and Juliet, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Dwelling Poetically in Connecticut", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Essay on Freud and The Interpretation of Dreams, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Appreciation of Poetry", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Othello into Otello: Shakespeare and Verdi's Librettist", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"On the hyphen" / Edward Said lecture, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Modern Autobiography", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Honest Truth", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Memory", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Manchester: Mond Lecture, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Men on the Dump: A Response", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Introduction" to The Essential Gombrich, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Literary Value", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Introduction to Review Volume", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Diary", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The First Booker" and "LRB Discussion of ICA", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous pages and notes on the topic of the Novel, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Untitled or Incomplete Manuscript Drafts, undated. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

Press Release, 1967. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

By the General Assembly of the Congress for Cultural Freedom, dated October 2, 1967, regarding its re-organization, and renaming itself the International Association For Cultural Freedom. Also included is a typed copy of the new adopted Statutes, 3 pp., and biographies two members of the Council, Pierre Emmanuel, and Shepard Stone, plus a list of names of the members.

Physical Description

1 folder

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically by name.

Scope and Contents

Complete copy of the final text of Hugh David's controversial biography of Stephen Spender, which Spender and Kermode were able to suppress from publication.

Physical Description

1 box

Biography, 1991. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Photocopy, 300 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of essays, articles, and proof pages for articles related to the Encounter scandal.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged in chronological order and relevance.

Physical Description

1 box

Galley, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

For the Partisan Review by Kermode, with publisher's corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

Some Encounters with the Culturally Free, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Essay by Spender regarding the Encounter events, carbon typescript, 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Herbert Marcuse: The Quarrel with Liberalism, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of an article by Alvin C. Kibel with holograph corrections, 22 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Includes newspaper clippings, and photocopied articles from newspapers and magazines related to Encounter.

Arrangement

Material is arranged in chronological order.

Physical Description

1 box

Encounter, 1961. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

An issue of the magazine dated January 1961.

Physical Description

1 folder

Photocopied Articles, Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1967. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Articles about Kermode and others, about the Encounter scandal, and about the involvement of the C.I.A. in similar operations in other countries.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs meant to be used for illustrations in Kermode's books, as well as personal photographs of Kermode with family and friends.

Arrangement

Photographs for publications, and personal photographs.

Physical Description

1 box

Photographs for book illustrations and blank postcards, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Personal Photographs, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Photographs of Kermode with family and friends

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Includes presentation copies of journals, offprints, and articles; miscellaneous copies of journals and offprints; ephemera; and newspaper clippings, many of which are book reviews by Kermode.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into the following files: Journals and Offprints, Presentation Copies; Journals, Offprints, and College Catalogues; Newpaper Clippings.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Journals and Offprints, Presentation Copies, undated. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes offprints inscribed by the authors and presented to Kermode.

Physical Description

2 folders

Journals, Offprints, and College Catalogues, 1919-1979. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes journals, offprints, printed material, works of others, and ephemera.

Physical Description

1 folder

Newspaper Clippings, 1972-1994. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Consists chiefly of newspaper clippings of book reviews by Kermode.

Physical Description

3 folders

Scope and Contents

This series consists primarily of writings by Kermode in the form of published and unpublished manuscripts and typescripts, drafts of his books, reviews, essays, and lectures, as well as notes, correspondence and clippings. Included also are subject files relating to Kermode and two typescripts by Stephen Spender.

Arrangement

The series is organized by author (Kermode followed by Spender) and alphabetically by title or subject.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Apocalypse and Apocalypticism, 1978. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections for a M.I.T. seminar dated 26 April 1978 on the topic of apocalypse, plus notes and other typescript drafts related to this topic.

Physical Description

1 folder

Apocalypse and the Modern, 1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

2 TLsS to Kermode from Saul Friedlander and Eugene B. Skolnikoff dated in 1980 regarding Kermode's planned contribution to their book that was eventually published under the title Visions of Apocalypse: End or Rebirth? in 1985. There are two typescript versions of Kermode's essay, Apocalypse and the Modern" (undated) with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

Aspects of Biblical Narrative: Some recent approaches, 1986. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript draft with autograph corrections (photocopy) for a conference dated 2-4 June, 1986, Consultation of Jewish and Christian Scholars at the Institute for Judaeo-Christian Research of the Theological Faculty of Lucerne, Switzerland.

Physical Description

1 folder

Book Prefaces and Introductions, 1983-1984. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Introduction to Writers at Work page proofs and TLS dated 8 March 1984 from Viking Penguin Inc.; Preface to a new edition of Wallace Stevens, typescript with autograph corrections; Introduction to The Art of Telling (1983), typescript titled Prologue with autograph corrections; Foreword to an Edmond Wilson anthology, 1984, typescript.

Physical Description

1 folder

Book Reviews, 1979. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Four typescript reviews, some with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

Cambridge University English Faculty Crisis, 1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

One photograph, correspondence, and magazine and newspaper clippings regarding the case of Dr. Colin MacCabe.

Physical Description

1 folder

Canon, 1978-1983. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Book review (photocopy of a proof) and typescript pages from various writings on the subject of the canon. Also includes a TL dated 20 August 1983 (unsigned) to Kermode titled "References on Biblical Canon," a clipping of a published book review published in The New York Review (June 29, 1978), and miscellaneous notes.

Physical Description

1 folder

Consequences in Canonicity, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

One typescript with autograph corrections, one photocopy of an earlier version, and loose pages from other writings on the topic.

Physical Description

1 folder

Draft of 'Commentary' on Wallace Stevens' Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction, 1959. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript draft with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

T.S. Eliot, 1972-1987. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript about Eliot with autograph corrections, TLS dated in 1974, correspondence dated 1987 relating to an Eliot film project, photocopy of Kermode's review of three Eliot books published in the New York Times Book Review (March 26, 1972).

Physical Description

1 folder

Freud and Interpretation, 1982. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections (Ernest Jones Lecture, 1982).

Physical Description

1 folder

Gauss Seminars in Criticism, 1970. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript (incomplete) with autograph corrections on the subject of Caleb Williams.

Physical Description

1 folder

Hermeneutics, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Untitled typescript, with autograph corrections, of a talk on the topic of hermeneutics; Typescript with autograph corrections titled On Interpretation and Historicity; Typescript draft regarding Ricoeur on parables; and miscellaneous notes.

Physical Description

1 folder

Interpretative Continuities and the New Testament, 1982. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Offprint of an article by Kermode that was published in Raritan, a quarterly review (Spring 1982), pp. 33-49.

Physical Description

1 folder

Interviews, 1974. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Clippings of two interviews with Kermode.

Physical Description

1 folder

Israel Visit, 1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript notes with autograph corrections for a lecture on W. H. Auden (Jerusalem, 24 Dec. 1981) and for seminars at Hebrew University (13-27 Dec. 1981).

Physical Description

1 folder

Lectures on 20th Century Novels, 1974-1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript and autograph notes with autograph corrections for lectures on Joseph Conrad's Under Western Eyes, Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier, Henry Green's Loving, D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love, and Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust. Also includes a carbon typescript of a book review by Kermode of The Diaries of Evelyn Waugh edited by Michael Davie.

Physical Description

1 folder

London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement, 1973-1979. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript (1979) and various clippings (1973-1979).

Physical Description

1 folder

Midrash, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Various typescript pages and miscellaneous autograph notes on the topic of Midrash.

Physical Description

1 folder

New York Review of Books, 1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Kermode and Robert Silvers about a specific book review by Kermode, including typescript drafts.

Physical Description

1 folder

Northrop Frye and the Bible, 1987. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript photocopy of a lecture with autograph corrections (May 1987, Rome).

Physical Description

1 folder

Notes on Otello and Othello, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

'Opinion' in Troilus and Cressida, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

Outline of a paper on psychoanalysis and literary analysis, 1978. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections (University of Arizona, April 8, 1978).

Physical Description

1 folder

The Plain Sense of Things, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

Poems by Frank Kermode, 1945. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two typescripts with autograph corrections and additions of "The Behavior of Clay; or the Brutus of Michelangelo"; Typescript, untitled: "Well, the road turns and a sharp devil lies who lives / In my (decaying) teeth..."; Typescript titled "Indian Ocean – Aircraft Returning at Sunset"; Autograph manuscript of "Cabaret Song"; Typescript with autograph corrections of "Seven Variations on a Theme of John Donne"; Typescripts of five separate poems clipped together and dated 1945; Typescript, untitled, with autograph corrections: "The smell of blood in the heat of battle... "; Typescript of two poems with autograph corrections: titled "Love and Crossword Puzzles" on one side and "Dying" on the other.

Physical Description

1 folder

Poetry and History, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

Radical Elements in Modernist Literature, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript (photocopy) with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

Sketches for an Autobiography, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Carbon typescript and a typescript (photocopy) excerpt.

Physical Description

1 folder

To Keep the Road Open: Reflection on a Theme of Lionel Trilling, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Three typescripts (provisional text) of the Trilling Memorial lecture, one complete, with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

The University and the Literary Public, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

Untitled Lectures and Miscellaneous pages, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Various typescripts of untitled lectures and miscellaneous pages with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

Untitled Writings, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Various untitled writings by Kermode.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Case of Edward Upward by Stephen Spender, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript photocopy of an essay draft by Stephen Spender.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Corporal by Stephen Spender, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript photocopy of a play by Stephen Spender that includes a TLS (copy) to Christopher Isherwood.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

This series consists of the remaining archive of Kermode, including correspondence, writings, documents, ephemera, and audiovisual materials.

Arrangement

The series is organized into four subseries: 7A. Correspondence; 7B. Writings; 7C. Miscellaneous Subject Files; and 7D. Audio-Visual Materials.

Physical Description

17 boxes

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of correspondence that has been sent to Kermode by friends, academic colleagues, and individuals and firms involved in his publishing his writings.

Arrangement

Some correspondence has been integrated into pre-existing folders by the sender's name in Series 2; the rest has been organized in archival boxes alphabetically under General Correspondence by letter and/or last name, with a few subject files at the end. The publishing correspondence is organized separately by subject.

Physical Description

5 boxes

Physical Description

2 boxes

A, 1982-2007. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

B, 1982-2008. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

C, 1988-2009. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

D, 1970-2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

E-F, 1967-2009. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

G, 1983-2010. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

H, 1968-2010. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

I-K, 1957-2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

L, 1987-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

M, 1960-2010. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

N-O, 1953-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

P, 1989-2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Q, 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

R, 1963-2008. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

S, 1970-2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

T, 1990-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

U-V, 1987-2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

W-Z, 1989-2010. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Yeats Exhibition in Manchester, England (subject file), 1960-1962. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

This correspondence file consists of letters between Kermode and those involved in planning and/or attending the May 1961 exhibition on W. B. Yeats, including D. J. Gordon, Richard Ellman, Ian Fletcher, The British Council, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, the representative of the Irish Ambassador, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Misc. Draft and Incomplete Letters by Kermode, 1956-2008. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Academic Reference Requests, 1980s-2000s. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Physical Description

4 boxes

Early Years, 1959-1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

A-Z Miscellaneous, 1982-2008. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

A. D. Peters & Co. Ltd, 1973-1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Peters Fraser & Dunlop, 1988-2009. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Daily Telegraph / World of Books, 1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

London Review of Books, 1982-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Harvard University Press, 1977-1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Collins / HarperCollins, 1989-2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Penguin, 1993-2008. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Copyrights regarding E. M. Forster, 1996-2008. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oxford University Press, 1980-2003. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Oxford Anthology of English Literature, 1996-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of the writings of Kermode divided into the categories of books, essays/lectures, reviews, academic materials and miscellaneous notes/notebooks.

Arrangement

This subseries has been arranged chronologically by publication date, where known.

Physical Description

8 boxes

Physical Description

5 boxes

Aaron Hill and his Plays, 1940. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Kermode called this work, a bound carbon typescript copy, his first book.

Physical Description

1 folder

Some Aspects of Seventeenth Century Learning as Exhibited in the Davideis of Abraham Cowley, 1947. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

This is a bound, mimeograph copy of Kermode's University of Liverpool M.A. dissertation.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Tempest (Arden Shakespeare edition, 1954), 1951-1960. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence (from Harold Brooks and J.B. Trapp, among others), AMs and TMs notes, sheet music, and galley proofs.

Physical Description

3 folders

The Romantic Image (1957), circa 1955-2001. 8 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes both AMs and TMs drafts, many with autograph corrections, printed page proofs, and a printed copy of a 2001 epilogue.

Physical Description

8 folders

The Living Milton (1960), 1959-1960. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence to Kermode, the editor, and a TMs with autograph corrections of Kermode's Preface.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wallace Stevens (1961), 1961. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Contains 2 TMss with autograph corrections and a Xeroxed proof.

Physical Description

3 folders

Puzzles and Epiphanies: Essays and Reviews 1958-1961 (1962), 1962. 5 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes notes, research, correspondence, and an essay drafts about the dancer, Loie Fuller, a TMs draft with autograph corrections, and printed page proofs of the book.

Physical Description

5 folders

Spenser Anthology (Notes, Intro, etc.), 1962. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Contains a TMs with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

On Shakespeare's Learning (1965), 1963-1965. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes various drafts, TMss and carbon copies, notes, and galley proofs.

Physical Description

1 folder

Donne's Poems (1967), 1967. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes TMs drafts of the Introduction, with autograph corrections, and related correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction (1967), 1967-1999. 9 folders.
Scope and Contents

Many TMss, including some carbons, with autograph corrections and notes, plus early drafts. There is also a copy of the Preface, dated 1999, for the revised edition of the book.

Physical Description

9 folders

D. H. Lawrence (1973), 1973. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Contains a TMs with autograph corrections (Fontana Modern Masters series book).

Physical Description

1 folder

The Classic: Literary Images of Permanence and Change (1975), 1975. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes various TMs drafts with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

2 folders

The Genesis of Secrecy: On the Interpretation of Narrative (1979), 1975-1979. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes notes and many TMs drafts, with autograph corrections.

Physical Description

3 folders

The Art of Telling: Essays on Fiction (1983), 1983. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Bound proof with some autograph corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

History and Value: The Clarendon Lectures and the Northcliffe Lectures 1987 (1988), 1987. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Bound, uncorrected proof.

Physical Description

1 folder

Poetry, Narrative, History: The Andrew Mellon Lectures in Literary Theory (1990), 1990. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Xerox, unbound copy with some corrections.

Physical Description

1 folder

Anthony Trollope's He Knew He Was Right (1994), 1993. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Draft versions with some autograph notes; TLS to Kermode.

Physical Description

1 folder

Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now (1994), undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Not Entitled: A Memoir (1995), 1995. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes AMs and TMs drafts, some with autograph corrections, and proofs

Physical Description

2 folders

Not Entitled: A Memoir (1995), 1995. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

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T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Other Poems (1998), 1997-1998. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Xerox copy of the corrected page proofs and TLS to Kermode.

Physical Description

1 folder

Tribute to A. Alvarez (1999), 1999. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes a copy of Kermode's essay, "Alvarez on John Donne," later published as a tribute volume titled The mind has mountains: a.alvarez@lxx.

Physical Description

1 folder

Shakespeare's Language (2000), 2000. 5 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes Xerox and printed drafts with autograph corrections, master proofs, and rough page proofs.

Physical Description

5 folders

Shakespeare's Language (2000), 2000. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Concerning E. M. Forster (2009), 2007-2009. 10 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes drafts of "Aspects of Aspects"; "Beethoven, Wagner, Vinteuil"; "Krishna" from Kermode's 2007 Clark Lectures at Trinity College, Cambridge University, on Forster, and some manuscript notes.

Physical Description

10 folders

Unpublished Revisions of the Oxford Anthology, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

By Year, 1945-2010. 21 folders.
Physical Description

21 folders

undated, undated. 10 folders.
Physical Description

10 folders

Physical Description

1 box

University of Durham King's College material, 1946-1949. 4 folders.
Scope and Contents

Subjects of these folders include Cowley, Elizabethan and Jacobean Poetry, and "Two Lectures on Modern Criticism" (18-25 May, 1949).

Physical Description

4 folders

Various Notes of 1950s, 1950s. 7 folders.
Scope and Contents

Subjects include Wordsworth, Jacobean Drama, Swift, Arnold, Coleridge, Golding, and Gray.

Physical Description

7 folders

Notes on Elizabethan Stagecraft, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Shakespeare, 1950s-1990s. 7 folders.
Physical Description

7 folders

Milton and Marvell, undated. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Spenser, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Keats and Shelley, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous English Poets and Poetry, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes Auden, Blake, Browning, Morris, Tennyson, Vaughan, Wordsworth.

Physical Description

1 folder

George Eliot, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Virginia Woolf, 1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

E. M. Forster, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

British Novel, undated. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Wallace Stevens, 1984-1985. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Reader's Reports, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Colin MacCabe and Controversy, 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Notes, 2010. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

Notebooks, 2010. 10 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes approximately 25 notebooks of varying sizes.

Physical Description

10 folders

Reprints and Printed Matter, 1952-1995. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes the writings of people other than Kermode as well as a variety of subject files.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by topic.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Physical Description

2 boxes

Items sent to Kermode (offprints, etc.), 1950-2010. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

The Influence of the Courtly Romance Drama on the Professional Playwrights from 1633 to 1642 by Peter Ure, 1940. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Shakespearean International Yearbook, undated. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

No Lewisham Concerto, A Memoir: 1929-59 by Bernard Bergonzi, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wallace Stevens Across the Atlantic edited by Bart Eeckhout and Edward Ragg, 2008. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stephen Spender: A Literary Life by John Rutherford (draft), circa 2004. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Reviews of Kermode's books, 1968-2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous, 2006-2008. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Everyman's Millennium Library Trust project files, 1996-2008. 5 folders.
Physical Description

5 folders

Personal Documents and Records, 1950-2010. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Interviews and Articles about Kermode, 1961-2009. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Radio Broadcast transcripts, 1953-1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Transcript of Kermode's interview with Angus Wilson (includes TV camera script), 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Testimony in Last Exit to Brooklyn Obscenity Trial, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Materials related to Donald J. Gordon, 1977-1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Materials relating to I. A. Richards, 1979-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Items from Japan Trip, 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hamlet (Marquis Films Limited), 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kermode's Knighthood, 1990-1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Illustrations for "The Banquet of Sense" (never used), undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Items, 1952-1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Subseries 7D: Audio-Visual Materials, 1992-2005. 1 box.
Arrangement

No apparent arrangement scheme.

Scope and Contents

Includes audiocassettes, videotapes, CDs, DVDs featuring Kermode in various programs or graduation ceremonies.

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Notebook from Kermode's time working at Harvard University as Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry (1977-78)

Arrangement

No arrangement

Physical Description

1 box

Notebook from Time at Harvard, 1978. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Notes run to around 40 pages with a lengthy passage on the Saul Friedlander seminar (April 17, 1978) detailing the Jewish scholar's thinking about Hiroshima and the application of "millennial imagery" with the need to "imagine nuclear destruction." There are careful reading notes to Colin Roberts' Manuscript Society and Belief and Charles H. Talbert's What is a Gospel. Notes also touch on Ovid, florilegia, Augustan poetry, Shakespeare, Dilthey and Carnac with book lists, phone numbers, and occasional calculations.

Physical Description

1 folder

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