Poetry at Beinecke Library

Gustaf Sobin Archive

Posted in Beinecke Collections, Poetry at Yale by beineckepoetry on December 18, 2006

The Yale Collection of American Literature has acquired the archive of poet and novelist Gustaf Sobin (1935-2005), an American who lived most of his adult life in Provence. Sobin was the author some 27 books, including primarily books of poetry and novels (some translated into several languages), but also collections of essays, children’s books, and works of translation.

The archive includes drafts, notebooks, manuscripts, correspondence, translation notes, research notes, and unpublished work. Key correspondents include Rene Char, Tina Jolas, James Laughlin, Eliot Weinberger, Clayton Eshleman, Charles Tomlinson, Nathaniel Mackey, Rachel DuPlessis, John Berger, Michael Palmer, Pierre Joris, Paul Hoover, and Dominique Fourcade. The archive also includes books and other printed materials that served as source or research material for 8 of Sobin’s books; much of this material is heavily annotated by Sobin. The archive will be open for research in the near future; for more information contact nancy.kuhl@yale.edu.


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