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The Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald 1951

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The collection consists of related correspondence, typescripts, editorial notes, and galley proofs for The Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, A Selection of 28 Stores, published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1951, which Cowley edited and introduced. There are typescripts (some carbon copies), mostly with autograph corrections and additions, of the outline, table of contents, and editorial notes for each of the four chapters of the book, and galley proofs of the introduction, the editorial notes, and the epilogue.The correspondence is chiefly with publisher Charles Scribner and editor Wallace Meyer. In a letter dated October 7, 1949, Scribner proposes the idea of the book to Cowley after having discussed it with Cowley's agent, Harold Ober. There is also a letter from Meyer dated October 10, 1950, on planning the dust jacket and the title of the book. (The original title was "A Selection of 27 Short Stories.") The rest of the correspondence is between Cowley and Fitzgerald biographer Arthur Mizener, who was also preparing a book on Fitzgerald"s unpublished short stories.

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