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Richard Poirier Collection, 1945-2007, bulk 1986-2007

Series II: Writings and Notes, Undated, 1986-1996

The Writings and Notes Series includes research notes and manuscript drafts of many of Poirier's scholarly articles, books, and book reviews as well as some copies of published articles. These files are arranged topically by the subject of a work according to Poirier's own organizational and naming schemes. Therefore, researchers seeking material related to the book The Renewal of Literature, should look under "Emerson, Ralph Waldo" rather than the title of the book.

This series also includes some lecture notes and teaching material, including student essays from a 1986 course Poirier taught at Rutgers. These student papers are restricted until 2056.

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Box 2 Unpublished or Uncollected Writings, undated, 1988-1996


Box 2 Aesthetics of Radicalism


Box 2 Balanchine, George


Box 2 Bellow, Saul


Box 2 Eliot, George


Box 2 Eliot, T.S.


Box 2 Emerson, Ralph Waldo


Box 2 Frost, Robert


Box 2 James, Henry



Box 3 Joyce, James


Box 3 London Review of Books, 1989


Box 3 Midler, Bette


Box 3 O'Connor, Flannery


Box 3 O'Hara, Frank


Box 3 Pynchon, Thomas


Box 3 Stein, Gertrude


Box 3 Technology and Literary Technique


Box 3 Vidal, Gore


Lecture Notes


Box 3 General


Box 3 Shakespeare


Box 3 Student Papers, 1986

[Restricted until 2056]


Box 3 Reviews of Poirier's Books