Mark Harris letters to Arthur Mizener

Mark Harris letters to Arthur Mizener

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Harris, Mark, 1922-2007
Title: Mark Harris letters to Arthur Mizener
Dates: 1962, 1966, 1976
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms1315

Biographical/Historical Note

Mark Harris (1922-2007) was an author and an educator born in New York. His works include The Southpaw, Bang the Drum Slowly, and several other novels as well as the autobiographical work, The Best Father Ever Invented.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence of Mark Harris to literary critic Arthur Mizener from 1962, 1966, and 1976. Harris discusses his teaching of F. Scott Fitzgerald works, his own writings and abilities, and comments on Mizener's criticism of Twenty-one Twice, Harris' autobiography. The collection also includes one letter from Mizener to Harris in which Mizener defends his criticisms of Harris' autobiography, as well as printed bibliographies, and biographies of Harris.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

American literature.
Authors, American--New York (State)
Literature--History and criticism.
Mizener, Arthur

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mark Harris letters to Arthur Mizener. MS 1315. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Mark Harris letter to Arthur Mizener, ms 321 and Hargrett Rare Books for the galley proofs to Best Father Ever Invented, PS3515 .A757 Z52 1976b

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1962, 1966, 1976