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Dennis Barone papers


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Dennis Barone -- educator, writer and editor -- was born in New Jersey and educated at Bard College and the Univ. of Pennsylvania, receiving his Ph.D. in 1984. He taught at various colleges and was appointed Asst. Prof. of English and American Studies at St. Joseph College in 1986. He founded Tamarisk Press in 1975 and edited it until 1985. He then served on the editorial board of Confrontation, 1985/86. Barone has published several volumes of poetry/fiction including Echo of the imperfect (1982); The house of land (1986) and Code (1989). He has also published essays on American literature in academic journals.

Personal papers of Pennsylvania writer/editor and the archives of the Tamarisk Press. Papers include both personal and professional letters as well as published and unpublished manuscripts of poems, stories, plays, and essays. Complete drafts of The emblem of form and The house of land. Drafts of essays for an anthology on Paul Auster which Barone edited. Numerous letters written to Barone from students, editors and colleagues/friends. Correspondents include Toby Olson, Susan Howe, Louis Cabri (ed. Hole mag), Charles Bernstein, Gilbert Sorrentino, Gil Ott, Larzer Ziff, John Burnett Payne, Barry Schwabsky and John Taggart. The archives of Tamarisk Press consist of letters from writers; submitted manuscripts; contract awards; Tamarisk reviews; ads; and listings. Records also include taped intervidws with various writers conducted by Baron, such as Gilbert Sorrentino, Robert Kelly and Daisy Aldan. Other material consists of photographs, collages, cover designs and some financial records.

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