Green, Alan (1906-1975)
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The Alan Green collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, scrapbooks, and other items.
The collection includes manuscripts for books, short stories, book reviews, and other items.
Collected book manuscripts include Mother of Her Country, Life of the Party, Pocket Guide to Burma, All Thumbs on Deck, The Voice (unfinished), The Trouble with Truth, The Guest (unfinished), As Good as Married, and Ever After. Collected short story manuscripts include "Sea Scrape" and "Hocus Focus."
The collection also includes manuscripts for Green’s reviews of James Brough’s The Prince and the Lily, Burton Bernstein’s Thurber: A Biography, Scott Meredith’s George S. Kaufman and His Friends, John Irving’s The 158-Pound Marriage, Joseph Joffo’s A Bag of Marbles, Margaret Drabble’s Arnold Bennett, Peter DeVries’ The Glory of the Hummingbird, Fawn M. Brodie’s Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate Biography, Francis A.J. Ianni’s Black Mafia, Michael Frayn’s Sweet Dreams, and Paul Lewis’ The Man Who Lost America. Reviews appeared in publications such as The Providence Sunday Journal, The National Observer, and Saturday Review, among others.
Other manuscripts include Greenwillow (a play) and "Hugger-Mugger at the Louvre" (an essay).
The collection includes many letters to and from Green’s agent, Yvonne McManus, between 1971 and 1975. Other notables include Cass Canfield, Midge Decter, Clifton Fadiman, Eliot Fremont-Smith, The Gordons (Gordon and Mildred), and Rex Stout.
The collection’s printed materials consist of items both by and about Green. Publications containing Green’s writing include Cosmopolitan, Colliers, World Government News, Saturday Review, The Providence Sunday Journal, and World. Also present are publicity brochures, newspaper clippings, and Letters to the Editor.
Scrapbooked items include printed material that Green composed for The Berkeley-Irving Bulletin, as well as early ad copy, essays, and short stories.
The collection also includes various materials concerning the Writers’ Board for World Government and Americans United for World Organization: manuscripts, notes, printed materials, and related correspondence. Additional miscellany includes contracts, briefcase contents, date books, and a ledger book.
|1. Green, Alan, 1906-1975|
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|3. Authors, American|
|4. American literature--20th century|