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Letters, 1944-1975 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1753675
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Anderson, Edith, 1915-1999
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1944-1975 
10 cm. (4 folders + 1 bk.) 
Summary

Collection of letters received by Anderson in Berlin from Christina Stead (approximately 160) written mainly from London, but also from Switzerland, France and Belgium. Some of the letters are from Stead's husband, William Blake. There are a group of letters written during Stead and Blake's visit to Germany in 1957. Some of the letters are annotated by Anderson. Stead refers to her fondness for Anderson and explains why she values Anderson and her writing, and analyses her experience of life in Berlin as a foreigner. Stead refers to her own literary activity and that of her husband and Max Schroeder. Stead draws parallels between life in England and the United States, and relects on issues in post-war Europe. The letters include references to Ruth McKenney, Frank Hardy and Bertolt Brecht. The collection includes an envelope containing notes labelled, "Glossary, repetitions, acknowledgements". There is also a copy of "Love in exile: an American writer's memoir of life in divided Berlin" by Anderson (South Royalton, Vt. : Sreerforth Press, 1999).

Biography/History

Author. Anderson left America for Berlin in 1947 to join her German husband, Max Schroeder, a poet, political activist and editor-in-chief of Aufbau Press.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 9405

Subjects Anderson, Edith, 1915-1999 -- Correspondence.  |  Blake, William -- Correspondence.  |  Shroeder, Max.  |  Stead, Christina, 1902-1983 -- Correspondence.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Correspondence.  |  Women journalists -- Germany -- Berlin -- Correspondence.  |  Americans -- Germany -- Berlin -- Correspondence.  |  Women authors, Australian -- England -- London -- Correspondence.
Other authors/contributors Stead, Christina, 1902-1983  |  Anderson, Edith, 1915-1999. Love in exile

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