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Letters to his long-time friend, Ben Belitt, a creative poet and translator and critic of Spanish poets, particularly Garcia Lorca and Pablo Neruda. 7 of the letters are from 1936-37, 4 from 1952-1964, and 5 from 1970-78. They are of a personal nature, primarily concerning the authors' writings of the time. The latest group also has carbons of Belitt's replies.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Kenneth Burke letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Letters: Source of acquisition--293. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--07/08/86. Accession number--M-86-07-24.
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Letters Processed JL-W 07/--/86.
History / Biographical Note
Kenneth Burke (Columbia student, 1916-17), author of poems, short stories, literary and music criticism, and books in the behavioral sciences. Teacher of literary criticism at Bennington College for over 15 years, he later settled in New Jersey to dedicate his time to writing and to lecturing at different educational intitutions.