Edward Upward: Papers relating to the private printing of No Home but the Struggle

Scope and Content

After Heinemann Ltd. declined to publish No Home But the Struggle, the third volume of The Spiral Ascent, Upward explored privately printing an edition, using the services of Vectis Lithographics Ltd. This folder contains the following related papers:

1. Original folder front, with Upward's description (in pencil) of the contents.

2. Letter to Upward from H. H. Sibbick (18 December 1975) referring to 'examples of Century typesetting'. With lists of corrections to text in Upward's hand, sample pages and various notes on layout, and a booklet entitled 'IBM Selectric Composer Typefaces'.

3. Chapters 1-4 (word-processed) of No Home but the Struggle.

4. Perhaps unrelated: a single typed sheet entitled 'Alterations to Script of E.G.'s Conversation with E.U.' There are two transcribed paragraphs of Upward's contribution to the conversation. The first extract refers to the abrupt departure of a housemaster: 'If it hadn't been for the war I doubt whether my own housemaster would have allowed himself to go so far as to interfere sexually with some of the younger boys in his house'. The second paragraph refers to 'the beating of younger boys (the fags) by older boys'.

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