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Guide to the Albert J. Guérard's Research Materials on John Hawkes, 1959-1994
Special Collections M0898  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Albert J. Guérard's Research Materials on John Hawkes,
    Date (inclusive): 1959-1994
    Collection number: Special Collections M0898
    Creator: Guérard, Albert J (Albert Joseph), 1914-
    Extent: 2 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

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    [Identification of item] Albert J. Guérard's Research Materials on John Hawkes, M0898, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Albert Joseph Guérard (1914- ) is an emeritus professor of English at Stanford University and a novelist. John Hawkes (1925- ), a former student of Guérard's in his advanced writing class at Harvard, 1947-49, is a professor of literature at Brown University. John Hawkes and his wife Sophie are friends of Albert and Maclin Guérard. Guérard notes that "Although John Hakes is not a household name in the world of commercial best sellers, he has a very high literary reputation in the United States and in France, where he has been called the heir of Faulkner. I regard him, together with Gil Sorrentino, as the most important avant-garde novelist writing in English and possibly the best stylist of any novelist writing in English."

    Scope and Content

    The Albert J. Guérard Research Materials on John Hawkes consists of 1.5 manuscript boxes. The collection contains 19 letters and the photocopies of over 200 letters written by Hawkes to Albert and Maclin Guérard between 1959 and 1994. The originals of the photocopied letters are held by the Harvard Libraries. Also included are several folders of original letters from Sophie Hawkes, primarily to Maclin Guérard. The collection also contains 6 folders of John Hawkes' scholarly works, including page proofs, rare periodical publications, and a copy of The VOICE PROJECT.

    Access Terms

    Hawkes, John, 1925-
    Hawkes, Sophie.
    American literature--20th century.
    Authors, American.
    America--Intellectual life--20th century.
    Hawkes, John, 1925- . John Hawkes Reading at Stanford. Phonodisc.
    Hawkes, John, 1925- . Voice Project.
    Hawkes, John, 1925- . Travesty.
    Hawkes, John, 1925- . Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade.
    Hawkes, John, 1925- . Second Skin.
    Hawkes, John, 1925- . "Notes on Violence."
    Hawkes, John, 1925- . "Peau neuve."
    Hawkes, John, 1925- . The Blood Oranges.
    Hawkes, John, 1925- . "The Nearest Cemetery."
    The Personal Voice; a contemporary prose reader, edited by Albert J. Guérard et. al.