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Susan Swan fonds
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Susan Swan fonds

  • F0113
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2017

Fonds consists of records documenting Susan Swan's personal life and professional activities as a writer, university professor, journalist and advocate for the arts, including correspondence, notebooks, day planners, research materials, photographs, lecture notes, sound recordings, promotional materials and manuscript drafts pertaining to Swan's novels and other writing projects.

Swan, Susan

Old Cas drafts

Contents of the disc are drafts of Swan's novel What Casanova Told Me as well as a summary of the novel and a letter from her editor detailing suggested changes to the text.

"Black Ships" : from March 2008

Item is a short excerpt from a manuscript of what would become Swan's novel The Western Light, accompanied by research material.

"Death at the Hotel Chelsea" : draft manuscripts

File also includes e-mail exchanged with one of Swan's students, Emiko Hsuen, pertaining to Swan's questions about Japanese culture for this story, e-mail regarding research about the Chelsea Hotel, a copy of a paper entitled "Thomas Wolfe's German girlfriend: some further thoughts on Thea Voelcker" by Lawrence D. Stokes, and Thomas Wolfe Society publications entitled "Thomas Wolfe's friendship with Henry Volkening: the documents" and "The proceedings and membership list of the Thomas Wolfe Society: the twenty-seventh annual meeting, Portland, Maine, May 27-29, 2005".

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