American and European Literature
Frontispiece to Howell, James. Epistolæ Ho-Elianæ: Familiar Letters, Domestic and Forren. London: H. Mosley, 1655.
f the 38,000 volumes in Rare Books, more than half are literary in nature. The in-print collection of Joseph Conrad is perhaps the strongest and most complete in the world. Other authors with significant representation include John Donne, Rudyard Kipling, W. H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, Kay Boyle, Arthur Schnitzler and James Dickey. Many of the collections include first and signed editions as well as letters, diaries and other manuscript materials. The 405 uniformly bound volumes of the Teatro Español Collection contain over 3,700 separate Spanish plays ranging in date from the early 1800’s to the mid 1900’s.
American authors collected in strength include:
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot
European authors collected in strength include:
W. B. (William Butler) Yeats
A. E. (Alfred Edgar) Coppard
W. H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden
John E. Gardner
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