Five fragments of ALS by Huxley; all pieces with evidence of burning; burned sections cut away, resulting in loss of text and fragmentation of letters, as is not unusual for material from the Rodman archive. extant pages clean and flat; dates and locations uncertain; all hand-written by Huxley; letters discuss travel in southern France and Italy; RW consignment; shelved Case 0.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
All are from the archive of Selden Rodman, a prolific American writer of poetry, plays and prose, political commentary, art criticism, Latin American and Caribbean history, biography and travel writing. Publishing more than 40 books, he also founded The Harkness Hoot at Yale in the early 1930's before traveling to Europe and integrating himself with the literary giants there, including Pound, Joyce, and Mann. Upon his return to New York, he co-edited Common Sense magazine, which Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. stated became "the most lively and interesting forum of radical discussion in the country." He is known for the conversations and letters he had with some of the premiere literary and art figures of his time, many of which are housed at Yale, as well as his love and promotion of Haitian and other folk art.;