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Finding Aid for the Collection of Materials Relating to Frederic Prokosch, ca. 1929-1965
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Description
Frederic Prokosch (1908-1989) published novels and books of poetry, including The Asiatics (1935), The assassins (1936), The seven who fled (1937, winner of the Harper Prize), Chosen poems (1944), The Missolonghi manuscript (1968), and Voices: a memoir (1983). The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and a bibliography of Prokosch compiled at UCLA for a course in bibliography. Manuscripts consist of The lonely unicorn, Death in autumn (1929), and Cupid's whirligig, and Hecate's house (1930).
Background
Prokosch was born on May 17, 1908 in Madison, Wisconsin; BA (1926), MA (1928), Haverford College; MA, King's College, Cambridge University, 1930; Ph.D, Yale University, 1932; after teaching English at Yale University, he began publishing novels and books of poetry, including The Asiatics (1935), The assassins (1936), The seven who fled (1937, winner of the Harper Prize), The carnival (1938), Chosen poems (1944), The Missolonghi manuscript (1968), America, my wilderness (1972), and Voices: a memoir (1983); he became an expert squash player, winning the French championship in 1939 and the Swiss championship in 1944; he died on June 2, 1989 in Plan de Grasse, France.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.