|Title:||James Purdy sketchpad|
|Quantity:||0.08 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 809 to MS 813 housed together in 1 document box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a sketch pad bearing the inscription, "For Frank Daniel, James Purdy, Drawingsm 1971." The pad is filled with felt-tip pen drawings. To note, these are abstract line sketches.|
James Purdy was born July 17, 1923 in Ohio. He was an American novelist and short-story writer whose works explored the American way of life and presented a vision of human alienation, indifference, and cruelty. Purdy, who grew up in small Ohio towns, was educated at the Universities of Chicago and Puebla (Mexico). He served as an interpreter and taught for a few years before turning to writing full-time. His first two works - Don't Call Me by My Right Name and Other Stories and 63: Dream Palace, a novella (both 1956) - were rejected by a number of American publishing houses and were first published by Purdy through a subsidy publisher. These books won support of Dame Edith Sitwell and, following their publication in England, met with critical acclaim in America as well .--- Encyclopedia Britannica Online http://search.eb.com/eb/article-9061943 (Retrieved November 4, 2008)
Arranged in chronological order.
Related collections held by the University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library: The Running Sun; On the Rebound; Eventicle and Other Stories by James Purdy (4 records); 63: Dream Palace by James Purdy (4 records).
James Purdy collection. MS 811. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.