Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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Box 2 Unpublished or Uncollected Writings, undated, 1988-1996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