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Basil Bunting, 1966-1984

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1-2

Scope and Contents

Folder 1:

13 carbon copies of typed letters from Cox to Bunting, 1966-1984; 14 typed letters from Bunting to Cox, 1966-1984; typed letter from Karl Müller Cox regarding Müller's writings on Bunting (1972); handwritten letter from Barney Holland to Cox (1970), and carbon copy of typed letter from Cox to Barney Holland (1971). Papers relating to Bunting's readings broadcast by the BBC, including Cox's "Introduction to Briggflatts" (published in Tuatara); BBC Talks announcement of "Basil Bunting reads Wordsworth: two poems read by a fellow-poet from the North of England," a recording for the BBC Transcription Services; "Transcribed from a Recording by Radio Direction – Telephone Unit"; "Introduction to the Poem," April 6, 1970, Bunting's intro to Wordsworth's "The Brothers," read on the BBC; and the text of the reading printed in The Listener vol. 84 no. 2167 (October 8, 1970).

Folder 2:

"A Commentary on Bunting's 'Villon'" (published in Stony Brook; a revised version published in Agenda): Handwritten and emended drafts, and typescript drafts with handwritten emendations; assorted photographs of Bunting; copies of Bunting's appearances in periodicals; carbon copy of typescript of Bunting's essay "Mr. Ezra Pound" dated May 26, 1932; "King Ida's Watch Chain #1"; copy of Agenda (Autumn 1966) with Cox's essay "The Aesthetic of Basil Bunting," with handwritten (post-publication) emendations; copy of Agenda (Spring 1978) with Cox's essay "A Commentary of Bunting's Villon," with handwritten (post-publication) emendations; handwritten notes on "An account of my hut" by Kamo no Chomei; handwritten and emended notes for an essay titled "Bunting," published in Agenda as "The Aesthetic of Basil Bunting"; photocopy of "Basil Bunting" published in Scripsi(?).


  • 1966-1984


Language of Materials

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Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Collection is primarily in English with Arabic, Celtic, Czech, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Magyar, Persian, Polish, Russian, Scandinavian Languages, Spanish, and Turkish.

Conditions Governing Access

The Kenneth Cox Collection, 1966-2004, undated is open for research.


2 Folder(s)

Repository Details

Part of the The Poetry Collection Repository

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