Alexander Trocchi Papers
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Series IV. Essays, 1950-1963. [series]: (31 items.)
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"Bradley's View of the Relation between Thought and Reality." (Ts., 11 pp., with reader's marks and comments.)
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"Censorship." (Ms., 5 pp., marked `Notes for talk Southamption University.')
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"The Development of Ideas in Keats's Poetry." (Ts. (mim), 4 pp., on verso of biology handouts on parasitical infections.)
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"Don't Ask Your Grannie." (2 items: Ts. (x), 7 pp. + title page, dated 5 June 1963, with auto. note `Final typescript + earlier versions of essay for Scotsman (?) published July 1963'; the `earlier versions' consist of 18 loose Ts. pages, all numbered between 2 and 5 inclusive, but in no particular order.)
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"Drugs and Creativity." (Ts., 3 pp., with ms. notes, one of which states that the piece was intended for a projected anthology with William Burroughs.)
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"Dryden created the character he destroyed: Can the same be said of Pope?" (Ts., 5 pp., with reader's marginalia.)
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"Dryden's Satire: Theory and Practice." (Ts. (mim) with corrections, 5 pp.)
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"The Future of the Novel." (Ms. of speech written for Edinburgh Festival, August 1962, 7 pp.)
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"General Theory of Literary Criticism." Less a coherent work than a 73-page (Ts. accumulation of possible sections thereof, with excerpts from and comment on a variety of literary theorists, aestheticians, and poets. Subjects include I.A. Richards, T.S. Eliot, Aristotle, Herbert Read, Benedetto Croce, Shelley, and Keats.)
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"John Donne and the Baroque Doubt." (2 items: Ts., 8 pp.; autograph ms. of principal section of same, 4 pp. This essay, which includes an appended section on `Metaphysical Poetry: Examples and Comments,' appears in fact to be a misplaced portion of the "General Theory of Literary Criticism" (q.v. above) rather than a separate effort.)
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"`Judgment' in Bradley's Logic." (Ts., 6 pp.)
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"Knowledge and Perception." (Ts. (mim), 11 pp., with reader's comments. On verso of biology handouts on bacterial infections.)
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[Letter from Paris]. (Ts. (x) with corrections, 2 pp. The letter ("To X") is dated 5.2.51 and deals largely with communism on the French intellectual scene. Unsigned.)
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"Marlowe: Jonson." (Ts., 6 pp., with corrections and reader's annotations and comments.)
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[Milton's poetry]. (Ts., 11 pp. Verso of last page in inscribed "Mr. Rilke" (?) (perhaps an instructor's name).)
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"The Nature and the Validity of the Allegory in Spenser's `Faerie Queene'." (Ts., 13 pp., with reader's annotations.)
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"[Notes for a final] Manifesto." (Ms., 6 pp., dated August 1961.)
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"Notes for an Essay on Imagination and Fancy." (Ts., 8 pp., with reader's comments.)
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"The Problem of Dangerous Drugs." (Ts., 1 pp., unfinished; the last third of the page is handwritten.)
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[Refer the Canterbury Tales...]. (Ts., 6 pp., with reader's comments; for same instructor as the Milton essay above (and probably several others).)
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[Shakespeare essays]. (4 items: [Fragment on the tragedies], Ts., 2 pp. [incomplete], with partial draft of same, Ts., 1 p.; "Shakespeare's Comic Method," Ts., 4 pp. [incomplete: pp. 1, 2, 5, & 6 of a longer essay], with partial draft or later version of same titled "A Note on Shakespearian Comedy," Ts., 1 p.)
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[Shakespeare's last plays]. (Ts., 5 pp., with reader's comment.)
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"The Technique of the Coup du Monde." (Ts. with extensive autograph corrections, revisions, and insertions, 31 pp. + cover sheet. The last page of revisions is dated October 1962. The cover sheet contains a handwritten note: "Alexander TROCCHI / Oct. 1962 / Article probably to be published in Encounter. Trocchi disliked the first version & produced the final form by amending this TS of it.")
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"Value and Valuation." (Ts. (mim), 29 pp., with reader's comments. A handwritten note on p. 1 reads "essay by AT at Glasgow U.")
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"What is Pope trying to do in `Eloisa and Abelard'?" (Ts., 10 pp., with cover sheet. The latter is marked "Alexander TROCCHI / Ordinary English Essay" and contains an instructor's comment.)
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"Wordsworth." (Ts., 4 pp., with AN on p. 4 verso.)