Molinaro, Ursule (1916-2000)
NOTE: All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Several days' advance notice is required for retrieval.
The Ursule Molinaro collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other material.
Manuscripts in the collection include the novels Bumble Beast and Bashful Bear and the Two Little People; Memoirs of a Parrot; The Prison Architects; Sounds of a Drunken Summer (1969); The Zodiac Lovers (1969); Green Lights are Blue (1967); The Borrower (1970); Life by the Numbers (1971); The Autobiography of Cassandra, Princess and Prophetess of Troy (1979); and Nightschool for Saints (1981). Over thirty short stories are included, such as "The Big Pot" (1958); "Dark with Excessive Bright" (1965); and "A Spray of Lilacs" (1959). Miscellaneous poetry includes Mirrors for Small Beasts (1960). Also included are thirteen plays, twelve translations, Molinaro’s lyrics for popular songs, short articles and fiction in French, and many other publications dated between 1957 and 1968.
Correspondence in the collection includes many postcards and letters dated between 1946 and 1965. Notable correspondents include Albert Camus, John Dos Passos, Francois Mauriac, Marianne Moore, and Edith Piaf. Also included are many other business and personal letters, mostly from the 1970s.
Printed material in the collection includes flyers, playbills, publicity pieces about Molinaro, and journals containing pieces by Molinaro.
Other materials in the collection include memorabilia, financial and royalty statements, and tape recordings.