Louis Kronengerger (1904–80) was an American critic, novelist and biographer; he was drama critic for Time magazine from 1938–61. The heart of this remarkable archive is over 300 items from his files of personal correspendence. These include: W. H. Auden. 11 ALSs, 2 TLSs, typed poems and several pamphlets — Saul Bellow. 7 TLSs, 1 ALS — John Cheever. 10 TLSs — Malcolm Cowley. 1 ALS, 5 TLSs — E. M. Forster. 1 TLS — Graham Greene. 2 TLSs — Joseph Heller. 2 TLSs — Lillian Hellman. 2 ALS, 15 TLS and post cards — Irving Howe. 20 TLSs — Alfred Kazin. 8 TLSs —Bernard Malamud. 8 ALSs, 9 TLSs — Marianne Moore. 6 ALSs, 2 TLSs, 2 post cards — V. S. Pritchett. 6 ALSs, 2 TLSs, 1 post card — Stephen Spender. 5 ALSs, 1 telegram — Eudora Welty. 2 ALSs, 2 TLSs, 2 Christmas cards — Edmund Wilson. 7 ALSs, 2 TLSs. Also included are letters from Leonie Adams, A. Alvarez, Newton Arvin, Louis Auchincloss, Donald Barthelme, S. N. Behrman, Elizabeth Bowen, Van Wyck Brooks, Truman Capote, Nigel Denis, Leon Edel, Walker Evans, James T. Farrell, Randall Jarrell, Lincoln Kirstein, Alfred A. Knopf, Mary McCarthy, Dwight MacDonald, Archibald MacLeish, Ogden Nash, Howard Nemerov, Reinhold Niebuhr, Norman Podhoretz, Harold Rosenberg, Francis Steegmuller, Wallace Stegner, Virgil Thomson, Lionel Trilling, Kenneth Tynan, John Updike, Carl Van Vechten, Robert Penn Warren, Glenway Westcott, Stark Young, and others.
The archive also includes business letters and editorial requests sent to Kronenberger from 1954 to 1977. In addition therre are four archive boxes of various typescript drafts of Kronenberger's own writings from 1958 to 1974, including Company Manners, Animal, Vegetable Mineral, Oscar Wilde and The Extraordinary Mr. Wilkes.
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