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Fonds F0103 - John Marlyn fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0103
John Marlyn fonds.
- 194u-1985 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
1.7 m of textual records.
Name of creator
Canadian author John Marlyn was born in Hungary on April 2, 1912. Came to Canada as an infant and grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Worked as a script reader for a film studio in England during the depression-era 1930s. Returned to Canada before World War II and worked as a writer for the Canadian government in Ottawa. From 1963-1967 he taught creative writing at Carleton University. His first novel, Under the Ribs of Death (1957), won a Beta Sigma Phi award. Wrote science fiction under the pseudonym Vincent Reid. Died in the Canary Islands on November 16, 2005. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 742-743.
Acquired in 1987.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscripts, ranging from rough preliminary work to final drafts, of novels, stage play, short stories and book reviews; interviews; and articles about the author and his work.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
Text in English.
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File level inventory available at repository.
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