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Sawyer-Lauçanno (Christopher) literary papers
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Description
Papers of American biographer, translator, critic, and poet Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno (1951- ). The bulk of the material dates to the 1990s and includes manuscript drafts, galley proofs, correspondence, and research and interview notes.
Background
Best known for his biographies of E.E. Cummings and Paul Bowles, Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno (1951- ) began his career as a staff writer for Time-Life Educational Sytems in Tokyo, Japan from 1980-1982. While producing English language instruction text, Sawyer-Lauçanno transitioned to literary biography, beginning with his biography of Paul Bowles, An invisible spectator: a biography of Paul Bowles (1990). Other works by Sawyer-Lauçanno have included more biographies, including E.E Cummings: a biography (2004), translations of works in Spanish and French, poems, librettos, and articles in numerous periodicals.
Extent
4 linear feet (4 cartons, 1 audiocassette, 1 CD)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research.