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Brandt & Brandt.

  • Letters (1965 December 15-1969 February 25), New York, N.Y., chiefly from Carl Brandt, Brandt & Brandt, to Clark Blaise.
  • Letters about the submission of various short stories, particularly from the collection Grids and doglegs, and the novel North America to various magazines and publishers.
  • Includes references to the following: Grids and doglegs : short story collection; A fish like a buzzard; Before sundown; Continent of strangers; Grids and doglegs : short story; In the trade; How I became a Jew; The all-time, all-star baseball; Early to marry; The examination; North America; Burning man; Giant turtles, gliding in the dark.

Cassill, R. Verlin.

  • Letters (1964 December 9-1972 October 2), from R.V. Cassill to Clark Blaise.
  • Letters about C. Blaise's work, R. V. Cassill's work and possible job opportunities for C. Blaise. Includes a quotation about A North American education sent to Doubleday by R. V. Cassill.

Days and nights in Calcutta, part one : journal : fragments

Holograph fragments written in a three-ring spiral notebook labelled "Calcutta Journals Concluding Sections". Includes an outline of the journal and fragments of sections 9 to 13 of II including the section (II, 12) describing the charity première of Raj Kapoor's film Bobby and descriptions of the Blaise's hectic social life in Calcutta. Also includes a fragment of the epilogue and a letter (n.d.), on a page detached from the notebook, from C. Blaise to Kate Medina, Doubleday & Company, Inc., regarding excerptable parts of the journal.

Doubleday & Company, Inc.

  • Letters (1977 March 7-1978 October 31), New York, N.Y., from representatives of Doubleday & Company, Inc. to Bharati Mukherjee and royalty statements.
  • Letters regarding promotion, sales and reviews of Days and nights in Calcutta, B. Mukherjee's travel plans, and forwarding articles of interest and royalty statements for the journal.

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.

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.

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.

Lunar attractions : novel : setting copy

Typescript (photocopy) with printer's holograph annotations. Includes memorandum (1978 December 2), from James A. Brenner, Hanover Plant, Doubleday & Company, Inc., to Kate Medina forwarding this and following two items. 1 p.

Lusts : novel : galleys

Reader's set of foundry proofs, with printer's holograph annotations. Includes memoranda (1983 March 2) and (1983 March 8), from Paula Walls, Doubleday & Company, Inc., to Sara Scheeley forwarding new material for the copyright page and for the Canadian edition. 4 p.

Lusts : novel : setting copy

Typescript (photocopy) with printer's holograph annotations. Includes memorandum (1983 August 19), to Kate Medina, Doubleday & Company, Inc., forwarding this and following two files. 1 p. Also includes memoranda (1982 December 11), from Mark Hurst, Copy Editing, Doubleday & Company, Inc. to the Plant and Designer regarding spelling and style sheets. 18 p.

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