Bundle of papers which had previously been misfiled in another book file (CPA/1/2/1/5). These papers represent the earlier development of the book and include: correspondence between G. Singh and both Schmidt and Wells relating to the manuscript and proofs; various notes on the proofs made by Wells; typescript notes compiled by Singh for inclusion in the volume which were not ultimately published; holograph drafts and typescripts of the translations by Singh which formed the appendix; cuttings relating to Montale and to Singh; some pages of heavily revised text which were retyped for inclusion in the main manuscript; earlier copies of the essays on Guido Gozzano and Dino Campana, on which Schmidt comments in a letter; a bundle of typescript essays which were obviously included in an earlier version of the book but later removed ('Alessandro Manzoni', 'The Fortunes of Pascoli', 'Cardarelli', 'Elio Vittorini', 'Calvino', and 'The Moon and Poetry'); and folios 142-143 from the main manuscript (consisting of an essay on 'The New Men') which were obviously removed from the manuscript at a later date than the other essays listed above.
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- ReferenceGB 133 CPA/1/2/1/33/2
- Dates of Creation18 Apr 1977-15 Mar 1978 & n.d.
- Physical Description106 sheets
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