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Houghton Mifflin Company.

  • Letters (1969 September 29-1973 March 20), Boston, Mass., from representatives of Houghton Mifflin Company to Bharati Mukherjee and royalty statements (1971 March 22-1979 June 15).
  • Letters regarding legal matters, contracts and Canadian rights for B. Mukherjee's novels and articles and royalty statements regarding sales of Tara, bowing, The tiger's daughter and Wife.

Russell & Volkening, Inc.

  • CA ACU SPC F0018-S0011-FL0316
  • Pasta/Processo
  • 1977 February 7 - 1984 April 4
  • Parte de John Metcalf fonds.

  • Correspondence between representatives of Russell & Volkening, Inc., New York, N.Y., and John Metcalf.
  • File consists of letters discussing possibility of Russell & Volkening, Inc. acting as literary agent for J. Metcalf.
  • Typescript (carbon copy); typescript, signed.

Lunar attractions : novel

Typescript (photocopy) and typescript with holograph revisions. Identified by C. Blaise in holograph annotation as "Penultimate copy-minor revisions". Includes letter (1978 March 5), from C. Blaise to his editors and agent regarding "a few syntactical corrections" which are listed in the letter with page references; all corrections are included as holograph revisions in this draft. Letter also includes an explanation of the new pagination (from previous draft) involving cuts and inserts which begins at page 304 and continues to end.

Russell & Volkening, Inc.

  • Letters (1971 June 2-1985 December 5), New York, N.Y., from various representatives of Russell & Volkening, Inc., to Bharati Mukherjee and royalty statements.
  • Correspondence regarding contracts, publication and sales, including royalty statements, of various B. Mukherjee novels, short stories and story collections as well as the submission of short stories to various magazines.
  • Includes reference to the following: The tiger's daughter; Wife; Pinching; Days and nights in Calcutta; Hindus; Loose ends; Nostalgia; Island of ecstacy; The middleman; Orbiting; Jasmine.

Doubleday & Company, Inc.

  • Correspondence (n.d., 1971 July 19-1985 October 29), between representatives of Doubleday & Company, Inc., chiefly Kate Medina, and Clark Blaise.
  • Correspondence about the publication, promotion, sales, reviews and foreign language publications of various C. Blaise works. Includes miscellaneous newsclippings, mainly about India, and invoices for books sent to the Blaises by K. Medina.
  • Includes references to the following: The salesman's son grows older; Days and nights in Calcutta; A North American education : short story collection; Tribal justice; Grids and doglegs : short story; Notes beyond a history; The seizure; He raises me up; Among the dead; Lunar attractions; The march; I'm dreaming of Rocket Richard; Words for the winter; The swollen and the crisp; The book that changed my life; To begin, to begin; Extractions and contractions; A class of new Canadians; Lusts; Review of Ved Mehta's Mamaji; Man and his world; The birth of the blues; Resident alien; South; Memories of unhousement; Identity; Cut, Print; Partial renovations; Pursuit; North-South/East-West.

Russell & Volkening, Inc.

  • Contracts, royalty statements and letters (1972 August 28 - 1985 September 17), from representatives of Russell & Volkening, Inc. to Clark Blaise.
  • Typed document(s) signed indicating terms of agreement, royalty statements and letters regarding financial details relating to the publication and sales of various C. Blaise works.
  • Includes references to the following: Days and nights in Calcutta; A North American education : short story collection; Tribal justice; Lunar attractions; Lusts.

I, gazeteer : article

Photocopy of C. Blaise's portion of Sandra Martin's article The book that changed my life published in Saturday Night, v. 91, no. 3, May 1976, pages 31-39; holograph fragments of revised article written on verso of two additional photocopies of Saturday night version of article; typescript (photocopy) letter (1982 February 26), Iowa City, Iowa, from C. Blaise to Timothy Seldes, Russell & Volkening, Inc., requesting the changed and retitled article be submitted to Ted Solotaroff for an anthology he is editing; typescript (photocopy) revised and retitled article. Includes duplicate copy of item four.

Doubleday & Company, Inc.

  • Contracts, royalty statments and letters (1972 July 12-1983 July 11), New York, N.Y., from representatives of Doubleday & Company, Inc., to Clark Blaise.
  • Letters regarding financial details, contract amendments regarding terms of agreement and royalty statements, all relating to the publication and sales of various C. Blaise works.

Russell & Volkening, Inc.

  • Correspondence (1969 May 20-1985 December 5), between representatives of Russell & Volkening, Inc. and Clark Blaise.
  • Correspondence regarding the submission of various C. Blaise short stories, novels, non-fiction works and film treatments to magazines, editors, publishers and producers, and publication details of various C. Blaise and Bharati Mukherjee works. Includes copies of letters from editors commenting on C. Blaise's work. Letters from C. Blaise include an extensive explanation of Resident alien and a six page proposal for Death on the Kanishka written in collaboration with B. Mukherjee and published as The sorrow and the terror in 1987.
  • Includes references to the following: North America; Going to India; Notebook March 25-November 4, 1971; A North American education : short story collection; Tribal justice; The seizure; Days and nights in Calcutta; The sense of an ending; Lunar attractions; Lusts; Man and his world; At the lake; Identity; Loose ends; South; The voice of the mastodon; Influences; I, gazeteer; The consolations of melancholy; North; Resident alien; Prying; Memories of unhousement; Translation; Tenants of unhousement; Voice of unhousement; Brothers and sisters; Embassy; La justice tribale; Snake in flight over Pittsburgh; Death on the Kanishka; The sorrow and the terror; The middle-aged orphan.