'Letters Jan-March 1992'

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers from a box file labelled by EF 'Letters Jan-March 1992'. The file contains material from outside of this date range, including one item dating back to 1979. Correspondents represented include: Martin Feinstein; Liu Hongbin; Olwyn [Hughes]; Thomas Koazo (writing in French); Sorley Maclean; Anne Stevenson; Emma Tennant; and Daniel Weissbort.

Topics of correspondence include: general publishing matters; invitations to contribute to anthologies; an invitation to EF to join the Cholmondeley Awards Committee; events and talks; EF's novels Loving Brecht and The Border; EF's poetry collection City Music; the nomination for the Independent's Foreign Fiction Prize in 1991; the contract for a work by EF called On the Line; the death of Masha Enzensberger in October 1991 and a planned Memorial Meeting for her in January 1992; and general personal matters.

The file also includes: TS article, 'Poets and Politics in Russia', faxed by EF to Helen Oldfield; TS review by EF of works by Anthony Rudolf, faxed by EF to Robert Winder; some loose pages from a diary/filofax; an issue of China Now (1988) which includes a poem by Liu Hongbin; printed Christmas card displaying Anne Stevenson's poem, 'Snow', sent to EF and her husband by the author; word-processed printout listing EF's publications; a printed booklet relating to the composer Alexey Rybnikov; and a TS letter to the Editors of the Sunday Times (19 February 1991) deploring the recent treatment of Ted Hughes in the British press, forwarded to EF by Anne Stevenson who asks whether she wishes to add her name to the list of signatories.

Former reference: Box 24.

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