Jerome F. Klinkowitz. Papers, 1965-2012

Collection Overview

Title: Jerome F. Klinkowitz. Papers, 1965-2012

Record Series: 14/03/02/01

Creator: Jerome F. Klinkowitz

Date: 1965-2012

Extent: 15 linear feet, 12 boxes

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Except for one book owned by Dr. Klinkowitz, Archivia di Nuova Scrittura, this material is entirely in English.Except for one book owned by Dr. Klinkowitz, Archivia di Nuova Scrittura, this material is entirely in English.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Jerome F. Klinkowitz Papers, 1965-2014, Archives Record Series 14/03/11 [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note

Jerome Klinkowitz was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1943.  He earned his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin in 1970.  His dissertation, "The Significance of the Ending to The House of Seven Gables", is present in this collection. He taught at Northern Illinois University before coming to the University of Northern Iowa in 1972. Specializing in contemporary American literature and culture, he is currently a professor at UNI.  

Professor Klinkowitz has published extensively in many genres.  He is a leading scholar in the study of Kurt Vonnegut and other contemporary writers.  He has written or edited over forty books on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from World War II to baseball.  He has been an editor of the Norton Anthology of American Literature.  His articles have appeared in many scholarly journals.

Scope and Content

Professor Klinkowitz has donated his papers in batches to Special Collections and University Archives over the years, with the most recent material arriving in 2014.  Papers are arranged by type of material, and within each group, chronologically.  An alphabetical list can be found by clicking here:  

http://www.library.uni.edu/collections/special-collections/university-archives/jerome-klinkowitz-alphabetical-list

Inventory

Box 1 - Personal Material, 1965-1998; Correspondence, 1967-1981

Personal Material, 1965-1998

  • Folder 1: 1965-1969 – Material related to the military draft   
  • Folder 2: 1966-1972 – Research material about American authors not written by J. Klinkowitz  
  • Folder 3: 1968 – Working notes about Hawthorne dissertation  
  • Folder 4: 1968-1972 – Material about music of the late 1960s-early 1970s 
  • Folder 5: 1969 – Dissertation: “The Significance of the Ending to The House of the Seven Gables”  
  • Folder 6: 1970-1971 – Material from poetry group  
  • Folder 7: 1971 – “Donald Barthelme Answers Sixteen Questions” (interview)    
  • Folder 8: 1973 (ca.) – Material for black writers bibliography    
  • Folder 9: 1974-1986 – Personal records (faculty summaries, vitae, grant applications, book contracts, etc.)
  • Folder 10: 1984 – Penn/NEA award
  • Folder 11: 1985 – Robert Ward material
  • Folder 12: 1988 – “Structuring the Void” (plenary address)
  • Folder 13: 1989-1998 – Personal journal
  • Folder 14: Undated – Interview with J. Klinkowitz 

Correspondence, 1967-1981

Correspondence is filed in chronological order, without regard to sender or receiver.  No envelopes have been retained.  Each date or range of dates below represents an individual folder.  Undated letters are in Box 2, filed after the dated correspondence.

  • Folder 15: 1967-1969
  • Folder 16: 1970-1971
  • Folder 17: 1972
  • Folder 18: 1973
  • Folder 19: 1974
  • Folder 20: 1975
  • Folder 21: 1976
  • Folder 22: 1977
  • Folder 23: 1978-1979
  • Folder 24: 1980
  • Folder 25: 1981

 

Box 2 – Correspondence, 1982-2014; Essays, 1967-1983

Correspondence, 1982-2014

  • Folder 1: 1982
  • Folder 2: 1983-1989
  • Folder 3: 1990-1999
  • Folder 4: 2000-2014
  • Folder 5: Undated

Essays, 1967-1983

Most essays are in manuscript form, although a few are photocopies of the published versions. They are filed in chronological order.  An alphabetical listing may be found by clicking on this link:

http://www.library.uni.edu/collections/special-collections/university-archives/jerome-klinkowitz-alphabetical-list

1967

  • Folder 6: “Dialectic of Locksley Hall, The”
  • Folder 7: “Hawthorne’s Negative Definition of Humanity”

1968

  • Folder 8: “Awakening to Naturalism, The: Kate Chopin’s Novel”
  • Folder 9: “Detachment: The Cherry Orchard
  • Folder 10: “Organic Art of Smollett’s Humphrey Clinker, The”
  • Folder 11: “Outsider, The: The Thematic Unity of Faulkner’s Knight’s Gambit
  • Folder 12: “Philosophy of Life in Danton’s Death, The”

1969  

  • Folder 13:“Individual Freedom: Ibsen’s Universal Statement”
  • Folder 14: “Intellect, Wit, and Self”
  • Folder 15: “Ethic and Aesthetic: The Basil and Isabel March Stories of William Dean Howells”
  • Folder 16: “Frand Wedekind’s Spring’s Awakening
  • Folder 17: “Henri Becque’s The Vultures
  • Folder 18: “Samson in Captivity”
  • Folder 19: “Sex as Metaphor in King Lear

1970 (ca.)

  • Folder 20: “Student Revolt as Literature, The”

1971

  • Folder 21: “At Last the Imaginative Writers”
  • Folder 22: “Getting Real: Making It (Up) with Ronald Sukenick”
  • Folder 23: “In Defense of Holgrave”
  • Folder 24: “Kurt Vonnegut Checklist, A”
  • Folder 25: “Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. And the Crime of His Times”
  • Folder 26: “LeRoi Jones, Dutchman as Drama”
  • Folder 27: “Pieces of Peace”
  • Folder 28: “Why They Read Vonnegut”

1971-1973

  • Folder 29: “Hawthorne’s Sense of an Ending”

1972

  • Folder 30: “Ending the Seven Gables: Old Light on a New Problem”
  • Folder 31; “Dramatization of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The”
  • Folder 32: “Willard Motley Papers at the University of Wisconsin, The”

1973

  • Folder 33: “In Praise of Superfiction”
  • Folder 34: “Innovative Short Fiction: “Vile and Imaginative Things”
  • Folder 35: “Literary Career of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The”
  • Folder 36: “Literary Disruptions; or, What’s become of American Fiction?”
  • Folder 37: “Making and Unmaking of Knock on Any Door, The”
  • Folder 38: “New Black Writer and the Old Black Art, The”
  • Folder 39: “Not by Theme Alone”
  • Folder 40: “Novel Up to Now, The”
  • Folder 41: “Persuasive Account, A: Working It Out with Ronald Sukenich”
  • Folder 42: “Plus Twenty/Recycling the Novel”
  • Folder 43: “Reclaiming a (New) Black Experience: The Fiction of Clarence Major”
  • Folder 44: “Ronald Sukenick’s Super-Fiction”
  • Folder 45: “Vonnegut at Midpoint”

1974

  • Folder 46: “Black Superfiction”
  • Folder 47: “Dan Wakefield’s Superfiction”
  • Folder 48: “Final Word for Black Humor, A”
  • Folder 49: “Gilbert Sorrentino’s Superfiction”
  • Folder 50: “Hawthorne-Fields Letterbook, The: A Census and Description”
  • Folder 51: “How Fiction Survives the Seventies”
  • Folder 52: “Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., A Descriptive Bibliography”
  • Folder 53: “Two Bibliographical Questions in Kosinski’s The Painted Bird
  • Folder 54: Untitled Editorial
  • Folder 55: “Willard Motley”

1975

  • Folder 56: “American Fiction of the Past Eight Years”
  • Folder 57: “Clarence Major’s Superfiction”
  • Folder 58: “Donald Barthelme: A Checklist”
  • Folder 59: “Donald Barthelme’s Superfiction”
  • Folder 60: “Ideology or Art/Women Novelists in the 1970s”
  • Folder 61: “Michael Stephens’ Superfiction”
  • Folder 62: “Poetry in the Novel: American Fiction of the Last Eight Years”

1975-1976

  • Folder 63: North American Review, untitled essay

1976

  • Folder 64: “John Updike”
  • Folder 65: “Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s Superfiction”
  • Folder 66: “New Film/New Fiction//Peter Kubelka’s New Aesthetic”
  • Folder 67: “Now Playing at Canterbury”
  • Folder 68: “Steve Katz’s Superfiction”

1977

  • Folder 69: “Avante-Garde Novelists, an Endangered Species”
  • Folder 70: “Barthelme’s Fiction as the Art of Collage”
  • Folder 71: “Do-It-Yourself Kurt Vonnegut Anthology, A”
  • Folder 72: “Donald Barthelme”
  • Folder 73: “Literary Disruptions: The Making of a Post-Contemporary American Fiction”
  • Folder 74: “Novel as Artifact, The: Spatial Form in Contemporary Fiction”

1978

  • Folder 75: “Clarence Major: An Interview with a Post-Contemporary Author”
  • Folder 76: “Aspects of Handke: The Ficiton”
  • Folder 77: “Early Writers: Jupiter Hammon, Phillis Wheatley, and Benjamin Banneker”
  • Folder 78: Gil Orlovitz (untitled essay)
  • Folder 79: Richard Yates (untitled essay)
  • Folder 80: “Sex in the American Novel, 1958-1967”
  • Folder 81: “Words of Humor”

1978-1985

  • Folder 82: Foreign language translations of J. Klinkowitz essays

1979

  • Folder 83: “American 1970’s, The: Recent Intellectual Trends”
  • Folder 84: “Gilbert Sorrentino / The Life of the Novel”
  • Folder 85: “Hustling Literary Love in New York, New York”
  • Folder 86: Jackson Pollack (untitled essay)
  • Folder 87: “John Updike”
  • Folder 88: “John Updike Since ‘Midpoint’”
  • Folder 89: “John Updike’s America”
  • Folder 90: “PostModern Performance”

1980

  • Folder 91:“Avante-Garde and After”
  • Folder 92: "Contemporary Novelists”
  • Folder 93: “Effacement of Contemporary American Literarture, The”
  • Folder 94: “Fiction: The 1950s to the Present”
  • Folder 95: “John Barth: Writing Fiction in the Age of Criticism”
  • Folder 96: “John Updike’s America”
  • Folder 97: “Morning After the Decade After, The”
  • Folder 98: “Question of Character in Innovative Fiction, The”
  • Folder 99: “Raymond Federman’s Visual Fiction”
  • Folder 100: “Recovering John O’Hara”
  • Folder 101: “Stephen Dixon: Experimental Realism”

1981

  • Folder 102: Clarence Major (untitled essay)
  • Folder 103: “Bibliography”
  • Folder 104: “Contemporary Novelists”
  • Folder 105: “Critifiction, American Style”
  • Folder 106: “The Experimental Realism of Robley Wilson, Jr.”
  • Folder 107: “Jonathan Baumbach’s Superfiction”
  • Folder 108: “New American Fiction and Values”
  • Folder 109: “Novel as Artifact, The”
  • Folder 110: Richard Kostelantz (untitled essay)
  • Folder 111: “Walter Abish and the Surfaces of Life”

1982

  • Folder 112: “American 1960s, The: Imaginative Acts in a Decade of Change”
  • Folder 113: “Donald Barthelme”
  • Folder 114: “Grace Paley: The Sociology of Metafiction”
  • Folder 115: “The Great Jerzy Kosinski Press War”
  • Folder 116: “John Barth Reconsidered”
  • Folder 117: “Literary Criticism”
  • Folder 118: “The New American Novel of Manners”
  • Folder 119: “Postcards from Tom Glynn”

1983

  • Folder 120: “Barthelme”
  • Folder 121: “Betrayed by Jerzy Kosinski”
  • Folder 122: “Fiction: The 1950s to the Present”
  • Folder 123: “John Irving’s World According to Fiction”
  • Folder 124: “The Self-Apparent Word”
  • Folder 125: “Novel of Manners in a Post-Realistic Age, The”
  • Folder 126: “Richard Yates: The Power of Sadness”

 

Box 3 – Essays, 1984-2012; Reviews, 1972-2009; Short stories, Play, and Poetry, 1965-1986

Essays, 1984-2012

1984

  • Folder 1: “Adieu to a Parisian Friend”
  • Folder 2: “Extra Literary in Contemporary American Fiction, The”
  • Folder 3: “Max Apple and the Ritualizing of America”

1985

  • Folder 4: Donald Barthelme and Walter Abish (untitled essay)
  • Folder 5: “Form and Feature: Structure in Contemporary Baseball Stories”
  • Folder 6: “The Heedless, Needless Avante-Garde”

1985-1986

  • Folder 7: “Fiction: the 1950s to the Present”

1986

  • Folder 8: “Art as Life”
  • Folder 9: “Wilson Harris’ Intertextuality,” “Experimental Realism,” “Writing Under Fire”

1987

  • Folder 10: “The Extra Literary in Contemporary American Fiction”
  • Folder 11: “Richard Kostelanetz as a Breakthrough Fictioneer”
  • Folder 12: “Roland Barthes: Unsecret Codes”

1992

  • Folder 13: “Metafiction”

1994

  • Folder 14: Max Apple

1995

  • Folder 15: Donald Barthelme

1996

  • Folder 16: Encyclopedia of American Literature  
  • Folder 17: “Jerzy Kosinski in Fact”
  • Folder 18: "Yanks Over Europe"

1998

  • Folder 19: Kurt Vonnegut

1999

  • Folder 20: “John Hawkes”
  • Folder 21: “Reference Guide to American Literature”

2000  

  • Folder 22: Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century 

2001

  • Folder 23: “Kosinski Our Contemporary”
  • Folder 24: Kurt Vonnegut

2004

  • Folder 25: “Jazz Voicings in Ishmael reed’s Yellow-Back Radio

2005

  • Folder 26: “The Manners of Jazz in Ishmael Reed’s Fiction”

2006

  • Folder 27: “Kurt Vonnegut”

2007

  • Folder 28: “My Father, More or Less”
  • Folder 29: “Beckett and Beyond: Federman the Scholar”

2009

  • Folder 30: “Kurt Vonnegut’s Cast Party”

2010

  • Folder 31: “Calinescu’s Dialogue with Ihab Hassan”

2010

  • Folder 32: “Writing to Learn, Learning to Writie”

2012

  • Folder 33: “How to Die Laughing: Kurt Vonnegut’s Lessons in Humor”

Essays, Undated

  • Folder 34: “Access to Fiction”
  • Folder 35: “American Novel, World War II”
  • Folder 36: “Black Literature as Literature”
  • Folder 37: Contemporary American writers (untitled essay)
  • Folder 38: “Experimental Realism”
  • Folder 39: “Guy Davenport”
  • Folder 40: “Ishmael Reed”
  • Folder 41: “Literary Chronicle: Donald Phelps”
  • Folder 42: “Mild, Mild West, The”
  • Folder 43: “Nathaniel Hawthorne”
  • Folder 44: “A Persuasive Account: Working It Out with Ronald Sukenick”
  • Folder 45: Raymond Federman (untitled essay)
  • Folder 46: “Reconsideration: Donald Phelps”
  • Folder 47: “Science Fiction / Superfiction”
  • Folder 48: Susan Glaspell (untitled essay)
  • Folder 49: “Thomas McGuane: The Radicalized Novel of Manners”
  • Folder 50: “Walter Abish”
  • Folder 51: “Walter Abish: An Interview”

Reviews by Dr. Klinkowitz

Most reviews are in manuscript form, although some documents are photocopies of the published versions. An alphabetical list may be found by clicking here:

http://www.library.uni.edu/collections/special-collections/university-archives/jerome-klinkowitz-alphabetical-list

1972  

  • Folder 52: Being There, by Jerzy Kosinski

1973

  • Folder 53: Absolutely Nothing to Get Alarmed About, by Charles Wright
  • Folder 54: Between Time and Timbuktu, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
  • Folder 55: Blood Sport, by Robert F. Jones
  • Folder 56: Exterminator! By William S. Burroughs
  • Folder 57: Fairy Tale of New York, A, by J.P. Donleavy
  • Folder 58: “Insatiable Art and the Great American Quotidian” (Sadness by Donald Barthelme, and The Devil
  • Folder 59: Tree, by Jerzy Kosinski)
  • Folder 60: Ninety-Two in the Shade, by Thomas McGuane
  • Folder 61: Out, by Ronald Sukenic  10
  • Folder 62: Raw Material, by Alan Sillitoe

1974  

  • Folder 63: Extreme Unctions and Other Last Rites (review of Seems magazine #4)
  • Folder 64: Guilty Pleasures, by Donald Barrthelme
  • Folder 65: Indecent Exposure, by Susan Quist
  • Folder 66: Interviews with Black Writers, by John O’Brien
  • Folder 67: John O’Hara: A Checklist, by Matthew J. Bruccoli, and O’Hara: A Biography, by Finis Farr
  • Folder 68: Meekness of Issac, The, by William O’Rourke
  • Folder 69: Museum, by B.H. Friedman [with Reruns and Twiddledum, Twaddledum]
  • Folder 70: Reruns, by Jonathan Baumbach [with Twiddledum, Twaddledum and Museum]
  • Folder 71: Something Happened, by Joseph Heller
  • Folder 72: Tatlin! By Guy Davenport
  • Folder 73: Twiddledum, Twaddledum, by Peter Spielberg [with Reruns and Museum]
  • Folder 74: Welcome to the Monkey House

1975

  • Folder 75: At Swim-Two-Birds, by Flann O’Brien
  • Folder 76: Dead Father, The, by Donald Barthelme
  • Folder 77: Eden Express, The, by Mark Vonnegut 
  • Folder 78: Ragtime , by E. L. Doctorow
  • Folder 79: Ross and Tom, by John Leggett
  • Folder 80: Space, Time, and Structures in the Modern Novel, by Sharon Spencer

1976

  • Folder 81: All Her Children, by Dan Wakefield
  • Folder 82: Flight to Canada, by Ishmael Reed
  • Folder 83: Slapstick, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Folder 84: Structural Fabrication: An Essay on Fiction of the Future, by Robert Scholes
  • Folder 85: Genius and Lust, by Norman Mailer

1977

  • Folder 86: Black Fiction, by Roger Rosenblatt
  • Folder 87: Blind Date, by Jerzy Kosinski
  • Folder 88: I Never Told Anybody, by Kenneth Koch
  • Folder 89: Home Free, by Dan Wakefield
  • Folder 90: Kurt Vonnegut, by James Lundquist
  • Folder 91: “New Fiction: Ron Swigart”

1978

  • Folder 92: Carmen Miranda Memorial Flagpole, The, by Gerald Rosen
  • Folder 93: Grim Phoenix, The: Reconstructing Thomas Pynchon, by William M. Plater 
  • Folder 94: New Directions, by James Laughlin 
  • Folder 95: Panama, by Thomas McGuane
  • Folder 96: Literary Politicians, The, by Mitchell S. Ross
  • Folder 97: Still Life and Tangun Legend, by Michael Stephens

1979

  • Folder 98: Da Vinci’s Bicycle, by Guy Davenport
  • Folder 99: Emergency Exit, by Clarence Major
  • Folder 100: Great Days, by Donald Barthelme
  • Folder 101: Jailbird, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Folder 102: Legends of the Fall, by Jim Harrison
  • Folder 103: New Age Blues, by Michael Rossman
  • Folder 104: Passion Play, by Jerzy Kosinski
  • Folder 105: Quite Contrary, by Stephen Dixon
  • Folder 106: Recognizable Image: William Carlos Williams on Art and Artists, by Bram Dijkstra
  • Folder 107: Review of bibliographies of Henry Miller, William Styron, Karl Shapiro, and John Updike
  • Folder 108: Schultz, by J.P. Donleavy
  • Folder 109: Story of Identity, The, by Manfred Pütz
  • Folder 110: Walker Percy: An American Search, by Robert Coles

1980  

  • Folder 111: Book of Jamaica, The, by Russell Banks
  • Folder 112: Exploded Form, The: The Modernist Novel in America, by James M. Mellard
  • Folder 113: 14 Stories, by Stephen Dixon
  • Folder 114: Jack in the Box, by William Kotzwinkle and Still Life with Woodpecker, by Tom Robbins
  • Folder 115: Jailbird, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Folder 116: Little America, A.K.A.: A Cosmic Fable, and The Time Trip, by Rob Swigert
  • Folder 117: More Short Fictions, by Richard Kostelanetz
  • Folder 118:New fiction by Rob Swigart
  • Folder 119: Performance in Postmodern Culture, by Michel Benamou
  • Folder 120: Political Fable, A, by Robert Coover
  • Folder 121: Pynchon’s Fiction, by John Stark 
  • Folder 122: Walter Percy: An American Search, by Robert Coles

1981

  • Folder 123: Book of Revelations, The: A Novel, by Rob Swigart
  • Folder 124: In the Singer’s Temple, by Jack Hicks
  • Folder 125: Palm Sunday, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Folder 126: Review of Kenneth Gangemi books (Olt, Lydia, Pilote de Chasse, Corroboree, The Volcanoes from
  • Folder 127: Puebla, and The Interceptor Pilot)
  • Folder 128: “Robley Wilson, Jr.”

1982

  • Folder 129: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”
  • Folder 130: Donald Barthelme’s Fiction, by Charles Molesworth
  • Folder 131: Imagination on Trial, The  (a review of contemporary authors)
  • Folder 132: In the Singer’s Temple, by Jack Hicks
  • Folder 133: Grendel, by John Gardner
  • Folder 134: Mindscreen, by Bruce Kawin and Godard, by Colin MacCabe
  • Folder 135: Rhetoric of the Unreal, A, by Christine Brooke-Rose
  • Folder 136: Terrible Twos, The and God Made Alaska for the Indians, by Ishamel Reed

1983

  • Folder 137: First Person Singular, by Joyce Carol Oates, and Contemporary Authors, by Dedria Bryfonski
  • Folder 138: How Can You Defend Those People? By James S. Kunen
  • Folder 139: “How We Write, How We Live” (review of several works of literary criticism)
  • Folder 140: Nabokov’s Novels in English, by Lucy Maddox
  • Folder 141: Small Word, by David Lodge

1985

  • Folder 142: American Indian Novelists, by Tom Colonnese and Louis Owens
  • Folder 143: Chin Music, by James McManus

1986

  • Folder 144: Apples and Pears and Other Stories, by Guy Davenport
  • Folder 145: Rise and Fall, by Stephen Dixon
  • Folder 146: Words in Reflection, by Allen Thiher

1995

  • Folder 147: Robert James Waller’s works
  • Folder 148: The Vonnegut Encyclopedia, by Marc Leeds  

1997

  • Folder 149: From the Glittering World, by Irvin Morris
  • Folder 150: Leonardo’s Horse, by R.M. Berry

1998

  • Folder 151: Bill Evans: How My Heart Sings, by Peter Pettinger
  • Folder 152: City Codes, by Hana Wirth-Nesher
  • Folder 153: Indian Summers, by Eric Gansworth

2000

  • Folder 154: The Cambridge History of American Literature, v.7  

2001

  • Folder 155: Aunt Rachel’s Fur, by Raymond Federman
  • Folder 156: Clarence Major and His Art, by Bernard W. Bell  

2002

  • Folder 157: Conversations with Clarence Major, by Nancy Bunge
  • Folder 158: Conversations with Jerzy Kosinski, by Tom Teicholz
  • Folder 159: Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting in the Cold War Era, by Marcel Cornis-Pope
  • Folder 160: 1998.6, by Matthew Roberson
  • Folder 161: Objects and Empathy: Essays, by Arthur Saltzman

2003

  • Folder 162: Dave Smith: A Literary Archive, by Robert J. DeMott

2006  

  • Folder 163: The End of I, by Stephen Dixon
  • Folder 164: Inman’s War, by Jeffrey Copeland
  • Folder 165: Man Without a Country, A, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Folder 166: The Year of Henry James, by David Lodge

2008  

  • Folder 167: Baseball Magic, by Jay Martin

2009

  • Folder 168: Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction, by Kurt Vonnegut

Undated reviews

  • Folder 169: Building, The, by Thomas Glynn
  • Folder 170: Cosmic Fable, A, by Rob Swigart
  • Folder 171: Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies, The 
  • Folder 172: Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, Steelwork, and Splendide-Hôtel, by Gilbert Sorrentino 11
  • Folder 173: Me Again, by Stevie Smith
  • Folder 174: Moon in its Flight, The, by Gilbert Sorrentino
  • Folder 175: 98.6: A Novel, by Ronald Sukenick
  • Folder 176: Too Late, by Stephen Dixon   
  • Folder 177: The Weight of the World, by Peter Handke

Short stories

  • Folder 178: 1965 – “A Long Trip”
  • Folder 179: 1968 – “It Was Saturday Morning”
  • Folder 180: 1982 – “Eddie and the Niña”
  • Folder 181: 1984 – “Five Bad Hands, and the Wild Mouse Folds”
  • Folder 182: 1985 – “Ball Two”
  • Folder 183: 1986 – “Ambience”

Play

  • Folder 184: Undated – “This Is the House Where Gordy Dwells”

Poetry

  • Folder 185: 1967-1970
  • Folder 186: Undated

 

Boxes 4-8 – Books Written or Edited by Dr. Klinkowitz, 1971-2012

All of these titles are either in manuscript form or galleys from publishers.  No published versions of the books are represented in this collection.  An alphabetical list may be found by clicking here:

http://www.library.uni.edu/collections/special-collections/university-archives/jerome-klinkowitz-alphabetical-list

 

Box 4 – Books, 1971-1975

1971

  • Folder 1: Innovative Fiction: Stories for the Seventies

1972

  • Folder 2: Black Fiction, Experiments in Literary Art 
  • Folder 3: Inventory of Willard Motley’s papers (material for The Diaries of Willard Motley)
  • Folder 4: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: A Descriptive Bibliography  
  • Folder 5: Rare Vonnegut 

1973

  • Folder 6: Vietnam Illusions: Parawar and Metafiction  
  • Folder 7: Vonnegut Statement, The  

1974

  • Folder 8: Literary Disruptions  
  • Folder 9: Post-Contemporaries/Writers of the New Novella  

1975

  • Folder 10: Diaries of Willard Motley, The 

 

Box 5 – Books, 1975-1979

1975

  • Folder 1: “Lost in the Cathouse” (prospectus)
  • Folder 2: “PostModern American Fiction” (prospectus)
  • Folder 3: “Science Fiction/Superfiction” (prospectus)

1975-1976

  • Folder 4: Superfiction 

1976

  • Folder 5: Donald Barthelme: A Comprehensive Bibliography  
  • Folder 6: Kurt Vonnegut, a Complete Bibliography  

1976-1977

  • Folder 7: Life of Fiction, The  

1977

  • Folder 8: Donald Barthelme, A Comprehensive Bibliography  
  • Folder 9: Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five (preface and table of contents only)  
  • Folder 10: Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five  
  • Folder 11: Science Fiction: History – Science – Vision  
  • Folder 12: Vonnegut in America  

1978

  • Folder 13: Avante-Garde and After  
  • Folder 14: Hawthorne’s Day to the Present  
  • Folder 15: Practice of Fiction:, The American Writers from Hawthorne to the Present  
  • Folder 16: Writing Under Fire  

1979

  • Folder 17: Seems #10 (journal) 

 

Box 6 – Books, 1980-1988

1980

  • Folder 1: American 1960s, The 
  • Folder 2: Lost in the Cathouse  
  • Folder 3: Practice of Fiction in America, The  

1981

  • Folder 4: Kurt Vonnegut  
  • Folder 5: Structuring the Void  

1982

  • Folder 6: New American Novel of Manners, The  
  • Folder 7: Peter Handke 
  • Folder 8: Self-Apparent Word, The  

1983

  • Folder 9: American Literary Scholarship  
  • Folder 10: Short Season 

1984

  • Folder 11: Critical Angles    
  • Folder 12: Literary Disruptions        
  • Folder 13: Structuring the Void  

1985

  • Folder 14: Literary Subversions  

1987

  • Folder 15: Kurt Vonnegut: A Comprehensive Bibliography

1988

  • Folder 16: Rosenberg/Barthes/Hassan  

 

Box 7 – Books, 1989-1998

1989

  • Folder 1: Short Season  
  • Folder 2: Their Finest Hours  

1990

  • Folder 3: Slaughterhouse-Five

1991

  • Folder 4: Donald Barthelme: An Exhibition  
  • Folder 5: Listen: Gerry Mulligan, An Aural Narrative in Jazz  
  • Folder 6: Starting from the Sixties  
  • Folder 7: Writing Baseball  

1992 

  • Folder 8: Basepaths  

1996

  • Folder 9: War That Wasn’t First, The  

1997

  • Folder 10: Encyclopedia of the Novel

1998

  • Folder 11: Vonnegut in Fact  

 

Box 8 – Books, 1999-2012

1999

  • Folder 1: Diamonds in the Rough: Owning a Piece of the Minors  
  • Folder 2: With the Tigers Over China  
  • Folder 3: You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught  

2008

  • Folder 4: Civilizing America  

2009

  • Folder 5: Kurt Vonnegut’s America  

2011

  • Folder 6: Vonnegut Effect, The  

2012

  • Folder 7: Fiction: The 1960s to the Present 
  • Folder 8: Vonnegut in Fact  

Undated

  • Folder 9: On Donald Barthelme 
  • Folder 10: Ronald Sukenick: Collected Essays 

 

Box 9 - Reviews of Dr. Klinkowitz's Works; Articles and Stories Written by Other Writers; Book Manuscripts Written by Others, 1974-1984

Most of these are photocopies of the published reviews.

Reviews

1972-1985 –

  • Folder 1: Reviews of J. Klinkowitz’s works

1975

  • Folder 2: Literary Disruptions

1977

  • Folder 3: Reviews of J. Klinkowitz books

1984

  • Folder 4: Peter Handke and the Postmodern Transformation 

1985

  • Folder 5: New American Novel of Manners, The  

1986

  • Folder 6: New American Novel of Manners, The 

1988

  • Folder 7: Short Season 

1999

  • Folder 8: Owning a Piece of the Minors 

Articles and stories written by other writers

1970

  • Folder 9: “The Medium of Fiction,” by William H. Gass
  • Folder 10: “19 Necromancers from Now,” by Ishmael Reed

1971

  • Folder 11: Chicago Review (several stories by authors J. Klinkowitz wrote about) 

1974

  • Folder 12: “Formula or Freedom,” by Clarence Major

1974-1977

  • Folder 13: Five essays by Ronald Sukenick

1976

  • Folder 14: “Kurt Vonnegut as an American Dissident: His Popularity in the Soviet Union,” by Douglas Fiene

1982

  • Folder 15: “The Myth of the 20th Century,” by R.W. Johnson

1983

  • Folder 16: “Metamagical Themas, ” by Douglas Hofstader

Undated 

  • Folder 17: Eclogues by Alain Arias-Misson
  • Folder 18: “Fictions of New Realism” by M. Zavarzadeh
  • Folder 19: “How German Is It?” by Alain Arias-Misson
  • Folder 20: Short Stories by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Folder 21: “The Various Isolated”by Gilbert Sorrentino

Book manuscripts written by others, 1974-1984

Most of these are manuscripts sent to Dr. Klinkowitz as a gift or for review.

1974

  • Folder 22: Surfiction, by Raymond Federman

1977

  • Folder 23: Emergency Exit, by Clarence Major

1979

  • Folder 24: Fabulation and Metafiction, by R. Robert Scholes

1980

  • Folder 25: Dr. Ebenezer’s Book and Liquor Store, by Gerald Rosen

1982

  • Folder 26: Ronald Sukenick: The Experiential Performance, dissertation by Jerzy Kupnik

1984

  • Folder 27: In Form, by Ronald Sukenick
  • Folder 28: Out of Egypt, by Ihab Hassan
  • Folder 29: Theater of the American 1960s, by Zoltan Szilassy
  • Folder 30: Young Hearts Crying, by Richard Yates

 

Box 10 - Book Manuscripts Written by Others, 1985 and undated; Photocopy of the Diary of Willard Motley, ca. 1975

1985

  • Folder 1; Novel as Performance, by Jerzy Kutnik

Undated 

  • Folder 2: Dramaturgy of Style, The, by Michael Stephens
  • Folder 3: Movies, by Stephen Dixon

The diary of Willard Motley

Folder 4: Photocopies of the diary, made in approximately 1975. 

 

Box 11 - A Photocopy of the Diary of Willard Motley, ca. 1975 

Folder 1: A second photocopy of Mr. Motley’s diary, with Dr. Klinkowitz’s organizational notes for the book.

 

Box 12 – Published Versions of Books Written by Others, 1974-1993

1974

  • Folder 1: Confessions of a Murderer, Rapist, Fascist, Bomber, Thief, by Alain Arias-Misson

1985

  • Folder 2: Logomotives, featuring Alain Arias-Misson and signed by him

1989

  • Folder 3: Po (e/li) tical Object, by Estrella de Diego

1990

  • Folder 4: Archivia di Nuova Scrittura, featuring Alain Arias-Misson and signed by him

1993

  • Folder 5: Mind Crime of August Saint, The, by Alain Arias-Misson and signed by him

1993

  • Folder 6: Visio-Verbal Sins of a Literary Saint,The,  by Alain Arias-Misson and signed by him

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid created by Library Associate Dave Hoing; updated October 2017 and April 2018. Linear feet updated September 13, 2017.

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