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John Hawkes Collection (VMF073)

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Hawkes to William Matheson, Chief of Rare Books Department, Washington University Libraries, commenting on the publishing history of Fiasco Hall, a brochure of Hawkes's early poems, which he had had privately printed

Poster, A Reading by John Hawkes. Moot Courtroom, Mudd Hall, Washington University in St. Louis



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John Hawkes Collection (VMF073), 1968-1983 | MSS Manuscripts

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Predominant Dates:1968-1983

ID: MSS/VMF/073

Primary Creator: Hawkes, John (1925-1998)

Extent: 2.0 Items

Date Acquired: 01/28/1968

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Correspondence from Hawkes to William Matheson and a poster advertising a reading by Hawkes.

Collection Historical Note

John Hawkes, born John Clendennin Talbot Burne Hawkes, Jr. (August 17, 1925 – May 15, 1998), was a postmodern American novelist, known for the intensity of his work, which suspended the traditional constraints of the narrative.  Born in Stamford, Connecticut, and educated at Harvard University, Hawkes taught at Brown University for thirty years. Although he published his first novel, The Cannibal, in 1949, it was The Lime Twig (1961) that first won him acclaim. His second novel, The Beetle Leg (1951), an intensely surrealistic western set in a Montana landscape came to be viewed by many critics as one of the landmark novels of 20th century American literature. Hawkes died in Providence, Rhode Island.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift of William Matheson

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 891

Provenance of poster unknown

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed July 1969


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[Item 1: Hawkes to William Matheson, Chief of Rare Books Department, Washington University Libraries, commenting on the publishing history of Fiasco Hall, a brochure of Hawkes's early poems, which he had had privately printed, 1968: January 18],
[Item 2: Poster, A Reading by John Hawkes. Moot Courtroom, Mudd Hall, Washington University in St. Louis, 1983: March 31],
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Item 1: Hawkes to William Matheson, Chief of Rare Books Department, Washington University Libraries, commenting on the publishing history of Fiasco Hall, a brochure of Hawkes's early poems, which he had had privately printed, 1968: January 18Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: Poster, A Reading by John Hawkes. Moot Courtroom, Mudd Hall, Washington University in St. Louis, 1983: March 31Add to your cart.


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