Corman, Cid, 1924-2004
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Cid Corman Papers consist of correspondence to the poet/publisher from friends and family, exclusively from the year 1963. The collection also has the manuscripts for the unpublished Year One, a book of excerpts from Corman’s 1963 letters. The materials represent “a year in the life” of Cid Corman while in Japan, a year in which, Corman observes, “time becomes confused, seasons bury themselves in one another, children adults and the dead merge. The past becomes a future in terms of a...
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 32 letters written by George Oppen to various recipients (including Cid Corman and Paul Auster) between 1960 and 1980. No return correspondence is included. The collection includes both typescript and holograph letters, most of which discuss literary matters, with some mentions of Oppen's personal life and his experiences running To Publishers in France. One letter to Paul Auster was dictated by Oppen to his wife near the end of his life and discusses the effect that...
Scope and Contents Materials are largely from the mid-1950s, including letters and poems that reveal the poet’s life, work and travels in Europe, Toulouse, Banyalbufar in Majorca, Vienna, Frankfurt, and Perugia are among the places from which the poet writes. Some correspondence and work from later years. Robert Buckeye’s research and correspondence in preparation of and the article for Credences itself gives considerable useful comment on the poet’s work.
Dates: 1953 - 1984