Poetry at Beinecke Library
Several new accessions to the David Gascoyne Collection are now processed and available for use. The new accessions, acquired by gift and purchase from various sources, comprise a substantial literary archive documenting Gascoyne's writings and longstanding relationship with Enitharmon Press.
August 31, 2007
Montgomery Hare (1911-1998) was a playwright, theater producer, and poet. Born in New York City, Hare graduated from the Groton School in 1929 and from Yale University in 1933 with honors in literature.
August 17, 2007
The Yale English Department and the Whitney Humanities Center invite scholars and students to attend "What is Close Reading? A Symposium on Cleanth Brooks and the New Criticism" on September 29, 2007, at the Whitney Humanities Center Lecture Hall, 53 Wall Street, New Haven.
August 7, 2007
A new addition to the Marcia Nardi Papers is now processed and available for use. The addition, which the Beinecke acquired in 2004, contains correspondence and drafts reflecting Nardi’s work with John Edmunds between 1972 and 1983 and provides insight into the later years of Nardi’s life.
July 24, 2007
Spencer Brown was born in 1909 in Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from Harvard University with an A.B in 1930 and an A.M. in 1932, and he taught at the Loomis School (1930-1931), Taft School (1932-1934), and Fieldston School (1938-1971), where he also served as principal (1965-1971). Brown died in Croton-on-Hudson, New York in 1989.His published collections of poetry include: My Father’s Business and Other Poems (1956), Looking into the Fire (1967), and Child’s Game, On a Journey (1979).
June 23, 2007