Desmond Meiring papers
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
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Desmond Meiring, born in 1924, is the pen name of Desmond Charles Rice, a Kenyan-born British author of more than a dozen works. During his active career, he worked as a policeman, journalist, and oil company executive, as well as an author. Some of his best-known works include The Brinksman, A Talk with the Angels and The Man with No Shadow. Topics addressed in Meiring's novels include world tension concentrated in Laos from 1959 to 1960, Middle Eastern politics, the Arab-Israeli conflict, terrorists, and Islam, to name only a few.
The collection contains manuscripts for four of Meiring's works, as well as a letter to Richard Simon of Simon & Schuster containing revisions to The Wall of Glass. Manuscripts included are: The Brinkman, Dasturi, A Square Called Silence, and The Wall of Glass. All manuscripts are typed, and both The Brinkman and A Square Called Silence are annotated, presumably with Meiring's notes and corrections. The material is arranged alphabetically by title of novel.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Justin A. Bortnick
- Finding Aid Date
- 2014 June 24
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
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