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F. W. (Frederick Wilcox) Dupee papers, 1778-2003, bulk 1933-1979

Series IV: Collected books, 1778-1983, bulk 1920s-1979

Series IV provides access to over 100 items from Dupee's library. Most of the items are annotated and/or signed, and could be used in tracking Dupee's work processes as well as his literary relationships. This series is divided into two subseries: one of library books, the other highlighting Dupee's collection of socialist literature, most of which were published in New York in the 1930s.

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Subseries IV.1: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama, annotated and/or signed, 1778-1983 [Bulk dates: 1920s-1979], 1778-1983

Subseries 1 includes books from Dupee's library. Their interest for researchers lies in the fact that most are annotated by Dupee, and many are signed by the authors. The titles range from classical nineteenth century novels to twentieth century poetry and prose, memoirs by colleagues, and literary and cultural criticism. The oldest item, a collection of fifteenth century poetry, dates to 1778, but most of the books were published in the twentieth century.



Box 7 Vladimir Nabokov Lolita, 1955

(annotated, includes a clipping of "The Devil and Lolita" by Gary Willis, The New York Review of Books, 1974 February 21)


Box 7 John Keats Selected Poems and Letters, 1959

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 D. H. Lawrence The Rainbow, 1915

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 D. H. Lawrence Sons and Lovers, 1927

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 The Cantos of Ezra Pound , 1948

(annotated, includes various clippings and a leaflet "Guide au Temple Malatestiano" by Giuseppe Pecci, 1958 with a postcard from Temple Malatestiano from "Brian" -- perhaps Brian Sullivan)


Box 7 The Works of Thoreau, edited by Henry S. Canby, 1937

(annotated, includes a sheet with notes)


Box 7 Thomas Hardy Selected Poems, with introduction by G. M. Young, 1953

(annotated)


Box 7 Northrop Frye T. S. Eliot, 1963

(annotated)


Box 7 Harold Nicolson Tennyson, 1962

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 J. Hillis Miller Poets of Reality: Six Twentieth-Century Writers, 1965

(annotated, includes a sheet with notes)


Box 7 William James The Varieties of the Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, 1902

(annotated, includes sheets with notes and a clipping of "Mussorgsky Minus Rimsky-Korsakov" by Hibbard James, The New Leader, 1957 October 28)


Box 7 John Donne Complete Poetry and Selected Prose, edited by John Hayward, 1929

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 William Carlos Williams Paterson, 1963

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 William O'Neill The Last Romantic: The Life of Max Eastman, 1978

(annotated)


Box 7 Norman Podhoretz Doings and Undoings: The Fifties and After in American Writing, 1964

(annotated)


Box 7 Mark Van Doren Introduction to Poetry, 1963

(annotated)


Box 7 The Southern Review volume VII, number 3, Winter, 1944


Box 7 Poems, Supposed to have been written at Bristol, by Thomas Rowley, and others, in the fifteenth century (Third Edition with appendix on Thomas Chatterton), 1778

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 Blaise Pascal, Pensées and The Provincial Letters, 1941

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 7 The Journals of André Gide, translated and edited by Justin O'brien, volume I, 1947

(annotated, includes sheets with notes and clippings on Gide)


Box 7 Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour, translated and edited by Francis Steegmuller, 1972

(annotated, includes sheets with notes and a clipping of "Unsentimental Education" by Anatole Broyard, The New York Times, 1973 March 22)


Box 7 The Letters of Anton Chekhov, edited and translated by Avraham Yarmolinsky, 1973

(a proofing copy with a letter from the publisher,1972 December 14)


Box 7 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra El Ingenioso Hidalgo: Don Quijote de la Mancha, year not indicated

(annotated "Iguala 1934" and notes throughout the book; includes a list of translated Spanish verbs)



Box 8 Isaac Babel,  Lyubka the Cossack and Other Stories, translated by Andrew R. MacAndrew, 1963

(annotated, includes clippings and sheets with notes)


Box 8 Selected Poems of Ezra Pound , 1957

(annotated, includes many sheets with notes)


Box 8 The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats , 1942

(annotated, includes clippings and many sheets with notes)


Box 8 T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets, 1943

(annotated, includes a clipping of "The Meaning of Eliot's Rose-Garden" by Robert D. Wagner and sheets with notes)


Box 8 The Complete Poems and Plays of T. S. Eliot , 1952

(annotated, includes clippings, "The Waste Land" by Harry Levin, and many sheets with notes)


Box 8 Northrop Frye,  A Natural Perspective: The Development of Shakespearean Comedy and Romance, 1965

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 8 Fyodor Dostoevsky,  The Possessed, 1923

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 8 Walt Whitman, Complete Poetry and Selected Prose, 1959

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 8 Molière, The Misanthrope & Tartuffe, translated by Richard Wilbur, 1965

(includes sheets with notes)


Box 8 The Poetical Works of William Cowper, edited by William Benham, 1889

(annotated, includes sheets with notes)


Box 8 Delmore Schwartz, In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, 1938

(annotated, includes clippings)


Box 8 William Faulkner: The Critical Heritage, edited by John Bassett, 1975

(includes note from publisher and reference to FWD piece)


Box 8 Max Beerbohm,  Zuleika Dobson, with an afterword by F. W. Dupee, 1966

(afterword is missing)


Box 8 The Song of Roland, translated by Jessie Crosland, 1926

(annotated, includes clippings)


Box 8 Jane Harrison,  Myths of Greece and Rome, 1928

(annotated)


Box 8 James T. Farrell Olive & Mary Anne, 1977

(signed)


Box 8 George Santayana,  Platonism and the Spiritual Life, 1927

(with inscription by "Jenks-Yale roomie")


Box 8 James D. Hart American Images of Spanish California, 1960

(signed, includes sheets with notes)



Box 10 Meyer Schapiro, "The Apples of Cézanne: An Essay on the Meaning of Still-life" in The Avant-Garde, 1965

(foldered with note: "With the compliments of the writer")


Box 10 David Shapiro,  January , 1965

(signed)


Box 10 The Autobiography of Mark Van Doren , 1958

(signed)


Box 10 Richard Wollheim, A Family Romance, 1969

(signed)


Box 10 Maurice Valency, The Flower and the Castle: An Introduction to Modern Drama, 1963

(signed)


Box 10 Mark Van Doren,  Introduction to Poetry: Commentaries on Thirty Poems, 1968

(signed)


Box 10 Philip Rahv,  Image and Idea: Twenty Essays on Literary Themes, 1957

(signed)


Box 10 Leonard Michaels Going Places, 1969

(signed)


Box 10 James Schuyler The Crystal Lithium, 1972

(signed)


Box 10 Edward W. Said Beginnings: Intention and Method, 1975

(signed and annotated)


Box 10 Richard H. Rovere The American Establishment and Other Reports, Opinions, and Speculations, 1962

(signed)


Box 10 John Ashbery Rivers and Mountains, 1966

(signed and annotated, includes illustrated invitation to Ashbery reading in New York)


Box 10 John Thompson The Talking Girl and Other Poems, 1968

(signed)


Box 10 Herbert A. Leibowitz Hart Crane: An Introduction to the Poetry, 1968

(signed)


Box 10 Lionel Trilling E. M. Forster, 1943

(signed)


Box 10 Lionel Trilling The Liberal Imagination, 1950

(signed, includes a clipping of signed article by Trilling: "Commitment to the Modern: The Problem of Perspective in Literature", Harvard Alumni Bulletin, 1962 July 7)


Box 10 Lionel Trilling The Opposing Self, 1955

(signed)


Box 10 Lionel Trilling A Gathering of Fugitives, 1956

(signed)


Box 10 Mary McCarthy The Company She Keeps, 1942

(signed)


Box 10 Richard Poirier The Performing Self, 1971

(signed)


Box 10 John Ashbery The Tennis Court Oath, 1962

(signed)


Box 10 Leon Edel The Texts of Henry James's Unpublished Plays, 1949

(signed)


Box 10 Leon Edel Hugh Walpole and Henry James: The Fantasy of the 'Killer and the Slain', 1951

(signed)


Box 10 "A Tragedy of Error": James's First Story, with note by Leon Edel, 1956

(signed by Edel)


Box 10 Ron Padgett Crazy Compositions, 1974

(signed)


Box 10 Mark Schorer Lawrence in the War Years, 1968

(signed)


Box 10 Paul Zweig Opera for Newspapers, 1959

(signed)


Box 10 Robert Cantwell, Laugh and Die Down, 1931

(signed and annotated)


Box 10 National Institute of Arts and Letters, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1952

(signed)


Box 10 Kenneth Koch Ko, or A Season on Earth, 1959

(signed)


Box 10 Kenneth Koch Thank You and Other Poems, 1962

(signed)


Box 10 George Stade, Robert Graves, 1967

(signed)


Box 10 Ron Padgett Toujours L'amour, 1976

(signed)


Box 10 Victor Wolfson Excursion, 1937

(signed)


Box 10 Victor Wolfson Pastoral, 1938

(signed)


Box 10 Victor Wolfson The Lonely Steeple, 1945

(signed)


Box 10 Victor Wolfson The Eagle on the Plain, 1947

(signed)


Box 10 George Plimpton Paper Lion, 1966

(signed)


Box 10 Dwight Macdonald Memoirs of a Revolutionist, 1958

(signed)


Box 10 Leo Tolstoy Twenty-Three Tales, 1927

(with inscription by "Dwight")


Box 10 Michael Wood Stendhal, 1971

(signed)


Box 10 Richard Chase Walt Whitman Reconsidered, 1955

(signed and annotated)



Box 11 Gore Vidal Rocking the Boat, 1962

(signed and annotated)


Box 11 Gore Vidal Julian, 1964

(signed )


Box 11 Gore Vidal Myra Breckinridge, 1968

(signed )


Box 11 Truman Capote, In Cold Blood, 1965

(signed )


Box 11 Jason Epstein The Great Conspiracy Trial, 1970

(signed)


Box 11 Morris Dickstein Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties, 1977

(signed)


Box 11 Morris Dickstein Keats and His Poetry, 1971

(signed)


Box 11 Anton Chekhov The Party and Other Stories, translated by Constance Garnett, 1921

(with inscription by "Dwight")


Box 11 William Humphrey A Time and a Place, 1968

(signed)


Box 11 William Humphrey Farther Off from Heaven, 1977

(signed)


Box 11 Elizabeth Hardwick Bartleby in Manhattan and Other Essays, 1983

(signed)


Box 11 William Hellman Pentimento, 1973

(signed)


Box 11 Charles Jackson A Second-Hand Life, 1967

(signed)


Box 11 Phaedra and Figaro, translated by Robert Lowell and Jacques Barzun, 1961

(signed)


Subseries IV.2: Socialist Literature, 1932-1959

Subseries 2 includes dozens of socialist titles collected by Dupee, among them volumes ofThe New Internationaland theNew Massesfrom 1937-1939, annotated copies ofSocialismby Frederick Engels and Leon Trotsky'sThe Russian Revolution(edited by Dupee), and various publications on Trotskyism, the Moscow Trials, and socialism and the labor movement in the United States. Alongside some classical titles, this subseries provides a glance into a vivid scene of independent socialist publishers in 1930s New York.


Box 11 The New International , October 1939-November 1939


Box 11 The New Masses , January -June 1937


Box 11 The Suppressed Statement of Lenin, with two explanatory articles by Leon Trotsky, 1935


Box 11 Why Did They "Confess"? A Study of the Radek-Piatakov Trial , 1937


Box 11 Alex Bittelman Trotsky the Traitor, 1937


Box 11 Fenner Brockway The Truth about Barcelona, 1937


Box 11 Earl Browder Trotskyism against World Peace, 1937

(annotated)


Box 11 Georgi Dimitroff The United Front against War and Fascism, 1936

(annotated, includes a sheet with notes)


Box 11 William F. Dunne The Great San Francisco General Strike, 1934

(annotated)


Box 11 Frederick Engels Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, translated by Edward Aveling, 1935

(annotated)


Box 11 Howard Kester Revolt among the Sharecroppers, 1936


Box 11 Lambda The Truth about the Barcelona Events, with introduction by Bertram D. Wolfe, 1937


Box 11 P. Lang Trotskyism and Fascism, 1937


Box 11 The League for Cultural Freedom and Socialism Statement to American Writers and Artists (date unspecified)


Box 11 League of Professional Groups for Foster and Ford Culture and the Crisis, 1932


Box 11 Lecture Notes, "First Anniversary of Spanish People's Front", 1937 February 18, 1937


Box 11 Dwight Macdonald Fascism and the American Scene, 1938


Box 11 Dwight Macdonald The Root Is Man, 1953


Box 11 M. J. Olgin Trotskyism: Counter-Revolution in Disguise, 1935

(includes clippings)


Box 11 M. J. Olgin Why Communism? Plain Talks on Vital Problems, 1935


Box 11 Dennis N. Pritt, K.C, M. P. At the Moscow Trial, 1937


Box 11 M. Simons Class Struggles in America, 1906

(annotated)


Box 11 Alexander Trachtenberg History of May Day, 1937


Box 11 Leon Trotsky,  The Russian Revolution: The Overthrow of Tzarism & The Triumph of the Soviets, edited by F. W. Dupee, 1959

(includes sheets with notes)


Box 11 Leon Trotsky,  The Kirov Assassination, translated by J. G. Wright, 1935

(annotated)


Box 11 John West War and the Workers, 1936.