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Alden Nowlan reports : columns (Telegraph-Journal)

  • CA ACU SPC F0008-S0005-FL0383
  • File
  • 1977 January 1 - 1978 December 30
  • Part of Alden Nowlan fonds.

Typescript, typescript with holograph revisions, typescript (photocopy) and typescript (carbon copy). Rough draft fragments and good and clean copy drafts, as well as several newsclippings for use as research material. Columns filed chronologically with research material, notes, fragments and preliminary drafts clipped behind typescript (carbon copy) draft of published version of each column. Missing manuscripts for several columns, as well as two manuscripts of columns previously published and filed under original date of publication. Columns contain book reviews of John Edward Belliveau's The splendid life of Albert Smith and the women he left behind (1977 March 19); George Jonas and Barbara Amiel's By persons unknown (1977 June 11); Roger O'Toole's The precipitous path (1977 July 16); William M. Baker's Timothy Warren Anglin, 1822-96 (1977 September 10); Heather Robertson's A terrible beauty (1977 October 29); J. V. Andrew's Bilingual today, French tomorrow (1977 November 5); R. G. Moyles's The blood and fire in Canada (1978 January 21); David Adams Richards's Dancers at night (1978 June 24); Ted Eaton's Waste not, want not (1978 October 28); and Robert Gibbs's I've always felt sorry for decimals (1978 December 2). Fragment of short story DC-8 on verso of one page. Manuscripts untitled and undated until June 1978 when A. Nowlan began including holograph annotations of date written; however, manuscripts continue to be filed by date of publication to maintain consistency with arrangement of earlier undated column manuscripts. Repository annotations of published title and date of publication included with each manuscript. Published titles of individual columns not indexed. The column Alden Nowlan reports published weekly in the Telegraph-Journal from October 1968 to June 1983. Includes references to the following: DC-8; Alden Nowlan reports; Morning flight to Red Deer; Review of George Jonas and Barbara Amiel's By persons unknown; Review of William M. Baker's Timothy Warren Anglin, 1822-96; Review of John Edward Belliveau's The splendid life of Albert Smith and the women he left behind; Review of Roger O'Toole's The precipitous path; Review of Heather Robertson's A terrible beauty; Review of J. V. Andrew's Bilingual today, French tomorrow; Review of R. G. Moyles's The blood and fire in Canada; Review of David Adams Richards's Dancers at night; Review of Ted Eaton's Waste not, want not; Review of Robert Gibbs's I've always felt sorry for decimals.

Alden Nowlan reports : columns (Telegraph-Journal)

  • CA ACU SPC F0008-S0006-FL0429
  • File
  • 1978 January 7 - 1978 December 30
  • Part of Alden Nowlan fonds.

Scrapbook containing newsclippings of A. Nowlan's 1978 Telegraph-Journal weekly columns. Scrapbook title in Claudine Nowlan's handwriting. No column published April 1 or July 10. Columns contain book reviews of R. G. Moyles's The blood and fire in Canada (January 21); David Adams Richards's Dancers at night (June 24); Ted Eaton's Waste not, want not (October 28); and Robert Gibbs's I've always felt sorry for decimals (December 2). Scrapbook also contains newsclippings of letters to the editor from readers in response to columns; and articles relating to productions of The incredible murder of Cardinal Tosca, publication of Double exposure and A. Nowlan's being awarded the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award for poetry for the collection Smoked glass. Also includes review of Double exposure. Includes duplicate newsclippings of several columns. Most newsclippings have only holograph annotations of dates of publication, which have not been verified. Includes references to the following: Double exposure; Alden Nowlan reports; The incredible murder of Cardinal Tosca : stage play; Review of David Adams Richards's Dancers at night; Review of R. G. Moyles's The blood and fire in Canada; Review of Ted Eaton's Waste not, want not; Review of Robert Gibbs's I've always felt sorry for decimals; Speech, Walter Learning roast; Speech, Richard Hatfield, Walter Learning roast.

Cockburn, Robert.

  • Correspondence (n.d., 1967(?) - 1982 March?), between R. Cockburn and Alden and Claudine Nowlan.
  • Correspondence discussing A. Nowlan's and R. Cockburn's poetry and short stories, and relating to permission to publish poems in an anthology edited by R. Cockburn and Robert Gibbs, proofreading of Campobello : the outer island and to various other topics. Includes poetry and letter to the editor written by R. Cockburn; MsC 40.8.8.3a and verso of MsC 40.8.8.3b contains A. Nowlan's holograph notes. Includes references to the following: Bread, wine and salt; For Jean Vincent d'Abbadie, Baron St.-Castin; Homebrew; The jackers; Hitch hikers; Christ; Sailors; Dancer; The hand puppet's song; The iconotrophic instant; Five days in hospital; In memoriam : Claude Orser (1894-1968); Roots; Miracle at Indian River : short story collection; Various persons named Kevin O'Brien; Campobello : the outer island.

Correspondence relating to anthology 77 : best Canadian stories between co-editors, J. Metcalf and Joan Harcourt, and authors, periodical editors and broadcasters.

  • CA ACU SPC F0018-S0012-FL0007
  • File
  • 1976 June 10 - 1977 January 19
  • Part of John Metcalf fonds.

  • File consists of letters discussing short stories submitted by authors for publication consideration in anthology, relating to obtaining unsolicited stories from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation or periodicals for publication consideration, offering suggestions for improving radio program Anthology, and relating to requests for permission to publish short stories originally published in periodicals. Some letters contain J. Metcalf's holograph annotations commenting on stories submitted.
  • Typescript, signed; typescript (carbon copy); holograph, signed.
  • Includes references to the following: 77 : best Canadian stories.
  • Anthology co-edited by J. Metcalf and Joan Harcourt.

Correspondence relating to anthology Stories plus between J. Metcalf and authors.

  • CA ACU SPC F0018-S0012-FL0111
  • File
  • 1978 November 29 - 1979 November 14
  • Part of John Metcalf fonds.

  • File consists of letters relating to requests for permission to publish short stories in anthology and for authors' commentaries to accompany stories; discussing current literary projects and Oberon Press contracts; and relating personal news. Includes bio-bibliographical information for several authors.
  • Typescript (carbon copy); holograph, signed; typescript, signed; typescript (some photocopy).
  • Includes references to the following: Stories plus; Men in bowler hats; General Ludd; Sixteen by twelve; Girl in gingham; The estuary; 79 : best Canadian stories; Sixteen by twelve II; 16 X 12 (II).

Fiddlehead.

  • Correspondence (n.d., 1967 May 4 - 1983 April 27), between various representatives of Fiddlehead and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence relating to submission and publication of poetry and short stories in regular issues of Fiddlehead, to special issues including the Alden Nowlan special issue and Reflections on a hill behind a town and to a Fiddlehead short story anthology. Includes short biographies for A. Nowlan and Bhikku Bannister (pseudonym for A. Nowlan). (File should be read in conjunction with correspondence with the English Department at the University of New Brunswick.) Includes references to the following: Hide and seek (When my sister and I played...); Danse macabre; Miracle at Indian River : short story; Snapshot; Chance encounter; The salmon brought to gaff; Floating boxes; The Bhikku; The thin red line; Prudence; A black plastic button and a yellow yoyo : poem; A black plastic button and a yellow yoyo : poetry collection; On dreams of war; The last leper in Canada; Police beat; Provincial reformatory : 1947; Brandy of the damned; O'Sullivan's world; About memorials; "Look at the stars," they said; The golden apples of the sun; Dream of man, whale and tiger; Ypres : 1915; Another poem; The things which are; Wind in a rocky country; The rose and the puritan : poetry collection; A darkness in the earth; Under the ice; Bread, wine and salt; On the stairs; The Adam tree; Rumours of war; Alden Nowlan reports; Life and times; Four neo-sonic poems; Talkin boat; Amerika; Peein dews; Ah shung uv inn-oh-sense end uv ex-spear-ay-since; The explorer; Like Ray Milland; Another reunion; Anointed with oils; Hainesville is not the world; A friend for Margaret; True confession; Hartland, N.B., finds its future in the flames; Smoked glass; Double exposure; Between what matters and what seems to matter; He sits down on the floor of a school for the retarded; Star light, star bright; Hospital parking lot; When a man loves his son's bride; Heard the voices again last night; Helen's scar; I lift you up; Storm warnings; Guest spot; He; A bubble dancer and the wickedest man in Carleton Country; The writer-in-residence's poem; For Hans Christian Andersen; He gives himself good advice and does not take it; By Celestial Omnibus to the Twilight Zone.

Fiddlehead.

  • Form letter (1971 June 7), Fredericton, N.B., from Robert Gibbs, Editor, Fiddlehead, to Clark Blaise, Montreal, P.Q.
  • Typed letter(s) signed by the author regarding the publication of Eyes in Fiddlehead, no. 91, Fall 1971.

Fiddlehead.

  • Letter (n.d.), Fredericton, N.B., from Kent Thompson, Robert Gibbs and Jim Woodfield, Fiddlehead, to all conference participants.
  • Typed letter(s) lacking signature (photocopy) giving details and information about Conference of Canadian Prose Writers and Critics.

Fiddlehead.

  • Letter (1972 October 5), Fredericton, N.B., from Robert Gibbs, Editor, Fiddlehead, to Robert Kroetsch, Binghamton, N.Y.
  • Form letter accepting Dogteam race in Manitoba.

Gibbs, Robert.

  • Correspondence (n.d., 1971 January 28 - 1982 January 28), between R. Gibbs and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence discussing current literary projects, books read, Flat Earth Society, possibility of R. Gibbs acting as literary executor of A. Nowlan's estate and various other topics. Includes two Pompman-Hutchie stories written by R. Gibbs. A. Nowlan's holograph notes on politics on verso of MsC 40.13.32.8. Includes references to the following: Campobello : the outer island.
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