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Kenneth Burke letters, 1936-1978

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Call No.: MS#0169
Bib ID 4078411 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993
Title Kenneth Burke letters, 1936-1978
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .

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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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This collection is located on-site.

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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Kenneth Burke letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Letters Processed JL-W 07/--/86.

Subject Headings

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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Belitt, Ben, 1911-2003 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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.