||This collection of William Gaddis material comes from the archive of Steven Moore,
editor of the Review of Contemporary Fiction and Dalkey Archive
Press, who has written and co-edited three books on Gaddis. With interest in Gaddis
in his college years, Moore sought to assemble a complete body of work by and about
providing a wealth of bio/bibliographic information and material for this collection.
Included are bound galleys of Gaddis's books, as well as articles, and writings for
Harvard Lampoon. Also present are numerous articles,
critical essays, typescript drafts of books about Gaddis, typescripts of Moore's works
Gaddis, as well as reviews, interviews, and correspondence.
||The collection is divided into four series: Works by Gaddis, Works about Gaddis,
Correspondence (Steven Moore), and Gaddis, Personal. The first series contains bound
of Gaddis's books: Carpenter's Gothic, A Frolic of His Own, J R, The Recognitions, along with
source materials. Additional works by Gaddis exist, including speeches, and writings
||The second series, Works about Gaddis, contains printed and typescript essays by numerous
authors, including typescripts of Moore's writings. These works compare and contrast
nature and importance of Gaddis's writing in contemporary literature. Also included
reviews of Gaddis's books, proofs of Gaddis's daughter Sarah's novel Swallow Hard, typescript of Jack Green's Fire the Bastards, and other book-length works on Gaddis.
||Steven Moore's correspondence appears in the third series. Included is correspondence
between Moore and William Gaddis, Vincente Livelli, Robert Minkoff, Tomasz Mirkowicz,
Charles Monaghan, and Helen Parker, publishers, and authors and reviewers of Gaddis's
||Biographical and bibliographical material is contained in the fourth series Gaddis,
Personal, along with interviews, including a videotaped segment with Malcolm Bradbury
the "Writers in Conversation" series, and informal
photographs of Gaddis.
||A large collection of books received with this collection was transferred to the HRC
collection. Included are various versions of Gaddis's works, books used as source
for his writings, dissertations, other critical works, and a recording, "Songs of the 1940's," featuring Stella Brooks and Greta Keller.