Contains correspondence, manuscript pages and clippings relating to his published work "The
Argument of Innocence". Included also is the transcript to "Miriam Patchen, an interview
with Peter Veres", 1974.
Peter Veres, author of The Argument of Innocence: A selection from the arts of Kenneth
Patchen" was born in 1938 in London. He was raised in Budapest by Hungarian - Jewish
parents. The family immigrated to United States in early 1949 and settled in New York City
where he attended public school and received a BA from Columbia College. In 1961 he married
Ruth and moved to Cambridge. After receiving a Harvard master's degree the couple moved to
Berkeley in 1963 where they raised their two children. In the Bay Area he's taught art
history at Lone Mountain College, San Francisco and currently is making name as an mosaic
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