Philip Whalen Collection, 1950-1960

Title: Philip Whalen Collection, 1950-1960
ID: MS/VMF/vmf184
Extent: 3.0 Items
Predominant Dates: 1950-1960
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Detailed Description
Item 1: Autograph notebook containing two rhymes, several addresses, proposed menu, several lines of untitled poetry, and description of a hike with Locke around Mt. Tamalpais on April 18, 1959. Also, contains impressions of San Francisco, written during a walk on February 27, 1960. 17 pages. Brief dialogue-play, written March 12, 1969, based on traditional Prometheus legend. 10 pages, 1958: October 11 - 1960: February 27
Item 2: Autograph notebook containing addresses, notes on behavior of teenagers, etc, 1956: August 31
Item 3: Autograph notebook containing draft of untitled prose work in four sequential chapter installments, beginning “At the age of thirty I decided to learn all about love.” Relates, in first person narrative, the antics of an unnamed character in pursuit of knowledge about love. Other characters included Gordon, Irene, Andrea. Includes character’s description of certain adolescent experiences, family relations, proposals to improve the texture of life in the world. Dream (drug?) sequence involving transformation of body and perceptions. Possibly early draft of unpublished novel titled Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Other prose title possibilities are: Invisible Idylls and The Diamond Noodle