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Finding-Aid for the Benjamin Taylor Papers (WTU00113)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Benjamin Taylor Papers
Creator: Taylor, Benjamin,1952- , American author
Call number: WTU00113
Language: English

Access and Use:
Source:

Unknown.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open to research.

Processing Information:

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff.


Biography

Benjamin Taylor was raised in Fort Worth, Texas. After graduating from Haverford College, he obtained his PhD from Columbia University. He has taught at The New School for Social Research, Columbia University, and Washington University in Saint Louis, where he taught modern literature. His essays and journalism have appeared in Salmagundi , Raritan , The Lost Angeles Times Book Review , and The New England Review .


Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

Collection includes correspondence with many American and European authors, as well as the manuscript version of his novel, Tales Out of School (1995) and his major work of nonfiction, Into the Open: Reflections on Genius and Modernity (1995). Also included is material towards the essay: “The Question of Jewishness and the Question of Writing: A Conversation with Edmond Jabès.”

Subject Terms

  • Albee, Edward, 1928-.
  • Barthes, Roland, 1915-1980.
  • Elkin, Stanley, 1930-1995.
  • Howard, Richard, 1929-
  • Jabès, Edmond, 1912-1991.
  • Kermode, Frank, 1919-
  • Moss, Howard, 1922-
  • Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
  • Sontag, Susan, 1933-
  • Taylor, Benjamin, 1952-
  • Wright, Jay, 1935-
Contents List
      Title
box-folder   -/-  
Papers 1978-1996 (150 items)   
Scope: Collection includes correspondence with many American and European authors, as well as the manuscript version of his novel, Tales Out of School (1995) and his major work of nonfiction, Into the Open: Reflections on Genius and Modernity (1995). Also included is material towards the essay: “The Question of Jewishness and the Question of Writing: A Conversation with Edmond Jabès.”