DeMaria, Robert (1928- )
Scope:
The Robert DeMaria collection consists of manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, and printed material.

Manuscripts by DeMaria include From Bulwer-Lytton to George Orwell: The Utopian Novel in England, 1870-1950, his Ph.D. thesis (1959); Carnival of Angels (novel, McMillan, 1961); Subjects and Sources in Research Writing (editor, with Raymond W. Short; Norton, 1961); Don Juan in Lourdes (novel, St. Martin’s, 1966); Clodia (novel, St. Martin’s, 1966); The Satyr (novel, Bobbs-Merrill, 1972); The Decline and Fall of America (novel, Saturday Review Press, 1973); To Be a King (novel, Bobbs-Merrill, 1976); Empress (Harcourt, 1978); Outbreak (Harcourt, 1978); Blowout (novel, Harcourt, 1979); Secret Places (Jove, 1980); A Passion for Power (Ballantine Books, 1983); Sons and Brothers (Ballantine Books, 1985); Stone of Destiny (Ballantine Books, 1985); The College Handbook of Creative Writing (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1991); That Kennedy Girl (Vineyard Press, 1999); Escape from Paradise (screenplay, unproduced); and several unpublished novels, as well as three plays.  In addition, the collection includes some manuscripts written by various authors, submitted to the Mediterranean Review for publication.

Notebooks in the collection primarily consist of translations of works in Anglo-Saxon to modern English, done by DeMaria, including a translation of Beowulf.  Also present is a notebook regarding the New School for Social Research, containing lecture notes, research notes, rough sketches of stories and dialogue, and writings on language; and a notebook containing poetry and various notes.

Correspondence in the collection consists of several letters from Robert Graves to Robert DeMaria, dating from 1967 to 1970.

Printed material in the collection consists of several issues of the Mediterranean Review, dating from 1970 to 1975.  Also included is the “Bulletin of the Mediterranean Institute of Dowland College,” 1969-1970; and The New York Times from January 3, 2005.
Notable Figures
1. DeMaria, Robert, 1928-
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide