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Beinecke Top Tens: Modernist Manuscripts

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Hart Crane, “The Bridge”
The Dial/Scofield Thayer Papers, YCAL MSS 34

H.D., Trilogy
H. D. Papers, YCAL MSS 24

T. S. Eliot, "The Waste Land"
The Dial/Scofield Thayer Papers, YCAL MSS 34

Langston Hughes, Montage of a Dream Deferred
Langston Hughes Papers, JWJ MSS 26

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston Collection, JWJ MSS 9

James Weldon Johnson, "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
James Weldon and Grace Nail Johnson Papers, JWJ MSS 49

Marianne Moore, “An Octopus”
The Dial/Scofield Thayer Papers, YCAL MSS 34

Ezra Pound, The Pisan Cantos

Gertrude Stein, Making of Americans
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Papers, YCAL MSS 76

Wallace Stevens, “Bantams in Pine-Woods”
The Dial/Scofield Thayer Papers, YCAL MSS 34

William Carlos Williams, Paterson
Williams Carlos Williams Papers, YCAL MSS 116

Richard Wright, Native Son
Richard Wright Papers, JWJ MSS 3

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Beinecke Top Tens gather (approximately) ten related items to give an at-a-glance look at some of the Library's interesting, important, strange, compelling, beautiful holdings. To see more lists, click here: Beinecke Top Tens. To suggest a list subject, contact us: Top Ten Ideas.


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