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Subseries 2.2b
Essays, 1962-2004
Box 91-100

Scope and Content Note

The section consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of prose written by Anthony Hecht from 1962-2004 including published and unpublished essays. Some drafts may include related notes and correspondence.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two sections: unpublished essays which are arranged alphabetically by title and and published essays arranged chronologically by publication date.

Essays-Publication unknown
Box Folder Content
100 4 "Alexander Pope," [for publication in Literary Genius: Reflections on Twenty-five Great English and American Writers], TS [two drafts], notes, related correspondence
100 5 "The Critic as Responsible Dreamer,"TS
100 6 "De Gustibus," MS and TS notes
100 7 "De-May 13," Essay on DeWitt Snodgrass, 2002, TS
100 8 "Emily Dickinson," TS, correspondence
100 9 "For the Tribute to Henry Taylor," 2 drafts, TS
100 10 " The Hidden Law Reconsidered," draft 1, TS
100 11 " The Hidden Law Reconsidered," draft 2, TS
100 12 "Introduction," to Poets at Work: the Paris Review interviews [solicited but unpublished], draft TS 1, 2, correspondence, photocopy
100 13 "Isaiah 11:1-10," TS draft 1, 2
100 14 "I Kings 17:8-16 and Mark 12:38-44," TS draft, notes
100 15 "The Man-Moth," essay on Elizabeth Bishop's poetry, TS
100 16 "A Note on the Relations of Prose to Poetry," drafts 1, 2, 3 TS
100 17 "Now the leaves are Falling fast," analysis of W.H. Auden poem, "Autumn Song," TS
100 18 "Obiter Scripta: An Industrial Waste of a Writer's Life," draft TS
100 19 "On The Book of Yolek," TS, correspondence
100 20 "On Jacques Maritain's Creative Intuition in Art & Poetry" TS
100 1 "Perspectives in Lyric Poetry" drafts 1, 2 TS, notes
100 22 "Reflections on Auden," drafts 1, 2, 3 TS
100 23 Response to editorial by Norman Podhoretz ("Should Writers Rule the World?" December 31, 1987) TS draft
100 24 "A Response to Your Inquiry," TS draft
100 25 Review of several books on Shelley, TS
100 26 Review of The Continuous Life, by Mark Strand, draft 1, 2 TS
100 27 Review of Elizabeth Bishop: Life and the Memory of It, by Brett C. Miller, TS, correspondence, draft
100 28 Review of Lectures On Shakespeare, by W.H. Auden, edited by Arthur Kirsch, notes, TS
100 29 Review of Sylvia Plath: a literary life, by Linda Wagner-Martin, and Manic Power: Robert Lowell and His Circle, by Jeffrey Meyers, drafts 1, 2 TS, correspondence, notes Manic Power: Robert Lowell and His Circle, by Jeffrey Meyers, drafts 1, 2 TS, correspondence, notes
100 30 Review of The Teaching Legacy of O.B. Hardison, Jr., with Selected Writings on Education by Dennis f. Brestensky, draft TS with notes
100 31 Review of Time Will Darken It, by William Maxwell, draft TS
100 32 Richard Wilbur, [dated October 14, 2001], TS
100 33 "Robert Frost," TS
100 34 "A Seventieth Birthday Salute," [Jon Stallworthy], three drafts, TS
100 35 "Shakespeare Guild; Everyman Shakespeare," TS
100 36 "A Song from 'The Princess,'" TS
100 37 "Styles: Plain, Fancy and Mixed," TS, photocopy
100 38 Untitled essay about how Hecht became a poet, TS draft 1,2
100 39 Untitled essay on children's poetry, TS draft
100 40 Untitled essay on "Lagoon" by Joseph Brodsky, TS, undated
100 41 Untitled essay on the writing of poetry and the preservation of sanity, TS, draft
100 42 [ The Venetian Vespers] TS
100 43 "'The Waste Land': A Note on a Note," TS, drafts 1,2
100 44 "W.H. Auden," drafts 1, 2 TS
100 45 A Writer's Guide to Great Books, 1998, Hecht's contribution, TS drafts 1, 2, correspondence, contract
Essays-Publication known
101 1 "Shades of Keats and Marvell," The Hudson Review, Spring 1962, draft 1, TS and MS
101 2 "Shades of Keats and Marvell," The Hudson Review, Spring 1962, draft 2, TS
101 3 Review of Wilbur's The Mind Reader, Times Literary Supplement, May 20, 1977, drafts 1, 2 TS
101 4 Review of Bishop's Geography III, Times Literary Supplement, August 26, 1977, TS and correspondence
101 5 "The Riddles of Emily Dickinson," New England Review, Autumn 1978, draft 1, TS
101 6 "The Riddles of Emily Dickinson," New England Review, Autumn 1978, draft 2, TS
101 7 "The Riddles of Emily Dickinson," New England Review, Autumn 1978, draft 3, TS
101 8 "The Riddles of Emily Dickinson," New England Review, Autumn 1978, draft 4, TS
101 9 "The Riddles of Emily Dickinson," New England Review, Autumn 1978, proof
101 10 "On W. H. Auden's 'In Praise of Limestone'," New England Review, Spring 1979, draft 1, TS
101 11 "On W. H. Auden's 'In Praise of Limestone'," New England Review, Spring 1979, draft 2, TS
101 12 "On W. H. Auden's 'In Praise of Limestone'," New England Review, Spring 1979, draft 3, TS
101 13 Response to "On W. H. Auden's 'In Praise of Limestone'," TS
101 14 "John Crowe Ransom," American Scholar, Summer 1980, notes, related correspondence
101 15 "John Crowe Ransom," American Scholar, Summer 1980, draft 1, TS
101 16 "John Crowe Ransom," American Scholar, Summer 1980, draft 2, TS
101 17 "John Crowe Ransom," American Scholar, Summer 1980, correspondence
101 18 "Masters of Unpleasantness," The New York Times, February 7, 1982, TS
101 19 "Elbert Weinburg," Arts Magazine, 57:4, November 1982, TS
101 20 "Le Byron de nos Jours," review of Hamilton's Robert Lowell: A Biography, Grand Street, Spring 1983, notes
101 21 "Le Byron de nos Jours," review of Hamilton's Robert Lowell: A Biography, Grand Street, Spring 1983, draft 1, TS
101 22 "Le Byron de nos Jours," review of Hamilton's Robert Lowell: A Biography, Grand Street, Spring 1983, draft 2, TS
101 23 "Le Byron de nos Jours," review of Hamilton's Robert Lowell: A Biography, Grand Street, Spring 1983, TS draft 3
101 24 "Le Byron de nos Jours," review of Hamilton's Robert Lowell: A Biography, Grand Street, Spring 1983, galley
101 25 "Symposium of Poets on T. S. Eliot: Permanent Surprise," Southern Review, Fall 1985, TS, copy
101 26 Review of Peter Ackroyd's T.S. Eliot: A Biography, The Washington Post, Book World, 16, November 23, 1986, notes, TS draft 1, 2 The Washington Post, Book World, 16, November 23, 1986, notes, TS draft 1, 2
101 27 "A Passion to Write: Three American Women," review of Willis's The Complete Prose of Marianne Moore, Washington Post Book World, November 23, 1986, TS Washington Post Book World, November 23, 1986, TS
101 28 "Marie Bullock," Poets & Writers, March 1987, corrected TS, correspondence
101 29 "Portraits by Robert Lowell," review of Robert Lowell: Collected Prose, New York Review of Books, March 3, 1988, TS, proofs New York Review of Books, March 3, 1988, TS, proofs
101 30 Review of Richard Wilbur's New and Collected Poems, The New Republic, May 16, 1988, notes, TS draft 1, 2, edited proofs The New Republic, May 16, 1988, notes, TS draft 1, 2, edited proofs
101 31 Review of Walter Sullivan's Allen Tate: A Recollection, The Washington Times, January 23, 1989, notes, draft, correspondence The Washington Times, January 23, 1989, notes, draft, correspondence
101 32 Review of Richard Ellmann's a long the riverrun, "A Map of Modernist Reading," Washington Post Book World, March 26, 1989 Washington Post Book World, March 26, 1989
101 33 "The First Eighteen Lines of 'The Waste Land,'" The Yale Review, 78:2, The T.S. Eliot Memorial Issue, September 1989, 202-209, TS draft, photocopy, correspondence
101 34 "The Case of the Dizzy Detective," review of Rowse's The Poet Auden: A Personal Memoir, The New York Review of Books, December 21, 1989, TS draft, proofs A, B, notes, correspondence The New York Review of Books, December 21, 1989, TS draft, proofs A, B, notes, correspondence
101 35 Review of Richard H. Prit chard's Randall Jarrell: A Literary Life, Washington Times, April 16, 1990, TS draft Washington Times, April 16, 1990, TS draft
101 36 Essay on the Epistle to the Galatians, in Incarnation: Contemporary Writers on the New Testament, 1990, TS, correspondence, notes, galley proof Incarnation: Contemporary Writers on the New Testament, 1990, TS, correspondence, notes, galley proof
101 37 Essay on Leonard Baskin's Horned Beetles and Other Insects, in Caprices, Grotesques & Homages: Leonard Baskin and the Gehanna Press, 1994, proof, correspondence, TS, draft Caprices, Grotesques & Homages: Leonard Baskin and the Gehanna Press, 1994, proof, correspondence, TS, draft
101 38 "John Crowe Ransom," Wilson Quarterly Spring 1994, TS draft 1, 2, proofs
102 1 "L. E. Sissman," The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1995, TS
102 2 "Ben Jonson," Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1995, TS
102 3 "Ben Jonson," Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1995, proofs
102 4 "Ben Jonson," Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1995, correspondence
102 5 "George Starbuck," Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1995, April 5 proofs
102 6 "George Starbuck," Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1995, April 20 proofs
102 7 "George Starbuck," Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1995, April 24 proofs
102 8 "George Starbuck," Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1995, final proofs
102 9 "George Starbuck," Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1995, correspondence
102 10 "Carl Dennis," Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1996, TS
102 11 "Carl Dennis," Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1996, proofs, related correspondence
102 12 "In Appreciation of Joseph Brodsky 1940-1996," Poetry Review, Spring 1996, TS drafts, related correspondence-
102 13 "In Appreciation of Joseph Brodsky 1940-1996," Poetry Review, Spring 1996, proofs
102 14 "Joseph Brodsky," Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1996, TS drafts, correspondence
102 15 "Joseph Brodsky," Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1996, proofs
102 16 "How to Tell a Hawk from a Handsaw," Review of Richard Davenport-Hine's Auden, The Yale Review, 84:3, July 1996, notes The Yale Review, 84:3, July 1996, notes
102 17 "How To Tell a Hawk From a Handsaw," Review of Richard Davenport-Hine's Auden, The Yale Review, 84:3, July 1996, draft 1, TS The Yale Review, 84:3, July 1996, draft 1, TS
102 18 "How To Tell a Hawk From a Handsaw," Review of Richard Davenport-Hine's Auden, The Yale Review, 84:3, July 1996, draft 2 TS The Yale Review, 84:3, July 1996, draft 2 TS
102 19 "At War With His Memories," review of Paul Fussell's Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic, Washington Post Book World, September 29, 1996, draft TS, notes Washington Post Book World, September 29, 1996, draft TS, notes
102 20 "At War With His Memories," review of Paul Fussell's Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic, Washington Post Book World, September 29, 1996, correspondence, draft TS, contract Washington Post Book World, September 29, 1996, correspondence, draft TS, contract
102 21 "May Swenson," Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1997, TS
102 22 "May Swenson," Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1997, proofs
102 23 "The Sonnet: Ruminations on Form, Sex and History," The Antioch Review, Spring 1997, draft 1, TS
102 24 "The Sonnet: Ruminations on Form, Sex and History," The Antioch Review, Spring 1997, draft 2, TS
102 25 "Walter de la Mare," Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1997, TS, draft
102 26 "Eugenio Montale," Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1998, TS, draft, notes
102 27 "Eugenio Montale," Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1998, proofs
102 28 "Eugenio Montale," Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1998, correspondence
102 29 "Horace," Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1998, TS
102 30 "Horace," Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1998, selected poems
102 31 "Horace," Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1998, correspondence
102 32 "Missing the Boat," Night Errands: How Poets Use Dreams, edited by Roderick Townley, 1998, computer edited TS with correspondence
102 33 "On Rhyme," The Yale Review, 87:2, April 1999, draft TS, proofs, correspondence, notes
102 34 "Technique in Housman," The Yale Review, 87:8, October 1999, TS draft, correspondence, proofs
102 35 "The Browning-Howard Connection," Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1999, TS drafts 1, 2
102 36 "The Browning-Howard Connection," Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1999, selected poems
102 37 "The Browning-Howard Connection," Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1999, correspondence
102 38 "The Browning-Howard Connection," Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1999, fax proof, correspondence
102 39 "Anthony Hecht on Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge," First Loves: Poets Introduce the Essential Poems that Captivated and Inspired Them, edited by Carmela Ciuraru, 2000, TS
102 40 "Tennyson's Homer," The Paris Review, 42:154, Spring 2000, notes, correspondence, proof
102 41 Review of Open Closed Open by Yehuda Amachai, The New York Review of Books, November 2, 2000, TS, proofs, and related materials The New York Review of Books, November 2, 2000, TS, proofs, and related materials
103 1 "Bard on Bard," The Yale Review, volume 89, number 3, July 2001, proofs with related correspondence
103 2 Review of Night Picnic and A Fly in the Soup by Charles Simic, The New York Review of Books, October 18, 2001, corrected proofs with related correspondence The New York Review of Books, October 18, 2001, corrected proofs with related correspondence
103 3 "Blank Verse," An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art, edited by Annie Finch and Kathrine Varnes, 2002, page proofs
103 4 "On Jacuqes Maritain's Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry," The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the fine arts: fifty years, 2002, notes The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the fine arts: fifty years, 2002, notes
103 5 "On Jacques Maritain's Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry," The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the fine arts: fifty years, 2002, drafts 1, 2, 3 TS, correspondence The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the fine arts: fifty years, 2002, drafts 1, 2, 3 TS, correspondence
103 6 "Sidney and the Sestina," Green Thoughts, Green Shades, edited by Jonathan Post, 2002, TS with related correspondence [see also: Writings by Hecht /Prose/ Book-Length works/ Melodies Unheard] Melodies Unheard]
103 7 Review of Finders Keepers by Seamus Heaney, The New York Review of Books, December 2, 2002, proofs, TS notes, MS notes The New York Review of Books, December 2, 2002, proofs, TS notes, MS notes
103 8 Introduction to Someone Else's Name by Joseph Harrison, 2003, TS, two drafts
103 9 Foreword to Words Brushed by Music edited by John T. Irwin, 2004, 3 drafts, TS
103 10 "Keats's Appetite," Keats-Shelly Review 2004, five drafts, with additional pages and related correspondence
103 11 "Keats's Appetite," Keats-Shelly Review 2004, TS with related correspondence
103 12 "Keats's Appetite," Keats-Shelly Review, 2004, proofs
103 13 " Time Will Darken It.," written for A William Maxwell Portrait: Memories and Appreciations, 2004, two drafts, proofs and related material A William Maxwell Portrait: Memories and Appreciations, 2004, two drafts, proofs and related material
103 14 "Frederick Morgan," ["An Immense Generosity"], The New York Sun, March 24, 2004, TS
103 15 Keats's Appetite," The Yale Review, volume 92, number 5, July 2004, corrected proofs with related correspondence
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