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August Franza Collection

Type of Material: Manuscripts, correspondence, and published works.
Personal Name: August Franza
Collection ID: Collection 385
Creator: August Franza
Extent: 14 cubic ft.
Span Dates: 1952-2005

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Title
August Franza Collection
Collection 385

Description

Manuscripts, correspondence, and published works, 1952-2005.
14 cubic feet.
Donated in 2004.
Organization: manuscripts, novels, plays, poems, essays, clippings, and correspondence filed by material type and then chronologically.
August Franza, novelist, poet, and playwright lives on the south shore of Long Island with his wife, Amy. He is the author of The Events at Vista Bay and The Murder of Hitler as well as numerous novels, plays and books of poetry. He earned a Ph.D. in English in 1981 from Stony Brook University.

Processing and finding aid completed by Special Collections in July 2006. Updated in March 2014 by Kristen J. Nyitray.

Introduction
Biographical Note
Preservation Note
Inventory

Introduction

The August Franza Collection was deeded to Stony Brook University in the spring of 2004 and the processing of the archive was completed in the spring of 2006. It consists of 14 cubic feet of original manuscripts, novels, plays, poems, essays, clippings, and correspondence.

The collection is open to research without restrictions in accordance with general access principles and under the discretion of the Special Collections Department. In citing the collection, please credit it as follows: August Franza Collection, Special Collections Department, University Libraries, Stony Brook University. Material housed within this collection may be located by consulting the collection's finding aid in hardcopy and online through the University's Library web page.

Biographical Note

August Franza is a novelist, playwright, collagist, poet, and short story writer who has been steadily producing creative work for forty years. He earned degrees from Brooklyn College (B.A.), Columbia University (M.A.), and Stony Brook University (Ph.D.) His dissertation, The Fallen Idol, is about the relationship between the critic John Ruskin and the painter J.M.W. Turner.

Three of his one-act plays have been produced at Stony Brook University and at the Village Gate in New York City. His collages have been exhibited at Generator Gallery in the East Village of New York City, in a Sag Harbor Art Gallery and at the Islip Art Museum.

Dr. Franza's essays, short stories, and poems have appeared in such diverse publications as The New York Times, Newsday, Harvard Magazine, ETC: The Journal of Semantics, Commonweal, The English Journal, Harper’s Magazine, Long Island Quarterly and Hampton Shorts, annual Long Island anthology of stories, essays, and poetry.

15 chapbooks of poems have been published dealing with his side travels, and, most recently, two short stories have appeared in Hampton Shorts. "Eagle Eye," a short story drawn from an unpublished novel, was one six finalists in a Newsday historical short story contest, which had over 400 submissions. His novel The Events at Vista Bay was published by XOXOX Press in 2005.

Preservation Note

Items housed in acidic or metal housings have been removed from these housings for preservation reasons and have been placed in acid free folders and containers. All metal fasteners have been removed and replaced in accordance with accepted archival standards of preservation.

Rights and Permissions 

Stony Brook University Libraries' consent as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.

INVENTORY

BOX 1
MANUSCRIPTS

SAY YES! (musical), 1952 (2 folders)

Early Plays – JOURNEY TO ANACHRONIA OR CONVENTION AND TRADITION IN MILWAUKEE, 1955(?)

Early Plays – ONLY TWO YEARS, 1955

Early Plays - 1955(?)

Early Plays - SNAKESKIN, 1955(?)

Early Plays – THE BRIGHT YOUNG MEN, 1956 (2 folders)

THE SON
(TV play), 1958
A comedy-drama about the efforts of a seemingly helpless but tyrannical Italian-American father who thwarts his son’s struggle for independence

THE THIRST WE HAVE (novella), 1960
The domestic loves and professional struggles of a novice bent on fulfilling his destiny as a great teacher

THE VITAL CENTER (novel, satiric), 1962
Expressing multiple points of view from the superintendent down to teachers and students, this comic novel examines the ironies, complexities, contradictions and just plain bizarre behavior in a modern school district on Long Island. At the same time, the novel comments on world events, thereby making the local events seem even more absurd. A school year is a furious dance, but few people are aware of it.

BOX 2
MANUSCRIPTS

BOB, SON OF BATTLE: HIS CONFESSIONS (novella), 1963
Comedy in two parts about teacher Bob Stroonz (1) trying to make ends meet working a demanding second job and (2) getting hired to teach summer school at a posh Massachusetts private school full of neurotic affluent teenagers.

THE ADVENTURES OF MICHAL AMERICA (novel), 1964 (3 folders)
Influenced by his idealistic Italian immigrant father, Michal America launches himself into the education wars as an idealistic teacher, but there are deflating, quixotic results.

NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS (one-act-play, satiric), 1965
This absurdist play with film from the movies (the title referring to Kristalnacht in Germany in 1938) deals with narrator Kelly’s attempt to awaken the audience to the brute realities of the 20th century. The audience rebels as conflict in a school between Principal Herr Kleinemann and teacher Michael Mouse degenerates into a conflict with Nazis. The audience confused, the play self-destructs.

THE NAVIGATORS or INITIATIONS (novel), 1966 (2 folders)
The story of the troubles of two generations of an immigrant Italian family, the Del Vecchios. It begins in the 1900’s in a grim tenement in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, reveals the struggles of assimilation, and ends on a military base where Peter Del Vecchio, a conflicted air force officer, is serving during the Korea War.

THERE ARE NO SURVIVORS OF THE 30 YEARS' WAR (one-act play), 1967
(A one-act play that begins with picketing against the Vietnam War and ends with the theater manager promising the return of ticket money to an irate audience). In WW2, two hapless American soldiers in Germany take refuge in a library and discover a document which describes equally hapless German soldiers during the Thirty Years War of 1618-48. Two German soldiers from that period appear and compare war and combat with the American soldiers.

BLACK COFFEE (poems), 1967-1980 9 folders)
Poems in various styles on a wide range of concerns, interests, topics, and states consciousness.

BOX 3
MANUSCRIPTS

BLACK COFFEE (poems), 1967-1980 (9 folders)
Poem in various styles on a wide range of concerns, interests, topics, and states consciousness.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER (novel), 1967
Violent events at an isolated high school occur during a fierce blizzard which cuts the school off from the community. A student revolt, caused by administrative excesses and arrogance, results in the students taking charge and incarcerating faculty members in classrooms. Backed by weapons takes from the school’s rifle club, the students punish the administrators. When student’s excesses occur, some faculty members escape and a violent confrontation takes place. Order is restored but only after deaths occur on both sides.

BOX 4
MANUSCRIPTS

THE BAFFLED DINOSAUR (poems), 1969 (2 folders)
20 faculty and student members on Chanam high school on Long Island each speak their secret thoughts about what life in a high school is really like.

THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (one-act-play, satiric), 1970
When superintendent of Schools R. Winston Churchill Lincoln is told that an inspector general is going to inspect his school district and may already be teaching in the district in disguise, he undertakes an investigation that leads to utter chaos. So much so that the audience walks outs screaming, “I AM THE INSPECTOR GENERAL!”

VAIN BODIES or DEATH OF OUR FATHERS (novel), 1972-1973 (3 folders)
Hoping to benefit their marriage, Michael and Jo Villanova join an ecumenical religious group whose purpose is to improve marriages. As they become deeply involved, they discover that the group’s principles have changed from broadly ecumenical to narrowly Catholic. At the same time, Michael, reading history, becomes aware of the life of Michael Servetus aka Villanueva, a sixteenth century philosopher in a lethal conflict with John Calvin. Relating the 16th century clash of values to their own, Michael and Jo fight the changes but are defeated, as Servetus was.

PENIS ENVY (one-act-play, satiric), 1974
A rejected writer, who has failed his Ph.D. entrance exam, encounters resistance, absurdity, and hysteria among his students in his high school classes. He is also pursued by his superior and the Thirty-First Evaluator. To top off his miseries, all the books in his library collapse on his head, but he survives and arises to fight another day.

BOX 5
MANUSCRIPTS

AXE aka THE ASSAULT (novel), 1974-1975 (3 folders)

AXE aka THE ASSAULT (screenplay), 1974-1975
Jay Axelrod, a Queens’s resident teaching at a Manhattan college, commits an unpremeditated murder of a Latin American student who turns out not to be the person he appeared to be. This discovery drives Jay into a nightmare struggle to discover the true identity of his victim as well as his own true identity. As Jay searches for the truth on Long Island, Manhattan, and Peru, he discovers love and deadly conspiracy.

Arrows of Longing: BEHOLD THE MAN (Ecce Homo) - A Filmscript of the Life of Friedrich Nietzsche (play), 1974-1980 (2 folders)
Based on Nietzsche’s remark: “I love the great despisers for they are the great adorers and arrows of longing for the other shore”, these plays and scripts examine the careers and conflicts of six great overreachers.

Arrows of Longing: SPHINX - A Screenplay about Charles Darwin (screenplay), 1974-1980
Based on Nietzsche’s remark: “I love the great despisers for they are the great adorers and arrows of longing for the other shore”, these plays and scripts examine the careers and conflicts of six great overreachers.

BOX 6
MANUSCRIPTS

Arrows of Longing: KARL!!: THE MOOR OF SOHO – A musical play about Karl Marx (play), 1974-1980
Based on Nietzsche’s remark: “I love the great despisers for they are the great adorers and arrows of longing for the other shore”, these plays and scripts examine the careers and conflicts of six great overreachers.

Arrows of Longing: MUST A SONG ALWAYS BE A SONG! – A Play about Charles Ives (play), 1974-1980
Based on Nietzsche’s remark: “I love the great despisers for they are the great adorers and arrows of longing for the other shore”, these plays and scripts examine the careers and conflicts of six great overreachers.

Arrows of Longing: THE INK COLIEE – A play about The Ordeals of Stephane Mallarme (play), 1974-1980
Based on Nietzsche’s remark: “I love the great despisers for they are the great adorers and arrows of longing for the other shore”, these plays and scripts examine the careers and conflicts of six great overreachers.

Arrows of Longing: THE COMEDIAN AS THE LETTERS WS – A play about Wallace Stevens (play), 1974-1980 (2 folders)
Based on Nietzsche’s remark: “I love the great despisers for they are the great adorers and arrows of longing for the other shore”, these plays and scripts examine the careers and conflicts of six great overreaches.

BLOODSTREAM (novel), 1975-1976 (2 folders)
Based on the DeFeo family murders in Amityville, Long Island, this novel, seen from the point of view of Frankie Croce, the killer son, examines and explores the reasons why he murdered his father, mother, two brothers, and a sister.

AMERICA ARRIBA! (novel- satiric), 1976-1980 (1 of 4 folders)
In pursuit of a market for a new product called “Donquiburguers”, Eli Naches, President of Donquiburguers, Inc., resurrects Don Quijote and Sancho Panza from Cervantes’ novel, has them trained for 20th century society, then sends them to South America to promote Donquiburguers. As in Cervantes’ novel, all hell breaks loose.

BOX 7
MANUSCRIPTS

AMERICA ARRIBA! (novel- satiric), 1976-1980 (3 of 4 folders)
In pursuit of a market for a new product called “Donquiburguers”, Eli Naches, President of Donquiburguers, Inc., resurrects Don Quijote and Sancho Panza from Cervantes’ novel, has them trained for 20th century society, then sends them to South America to promote Donquiburguers. As in Cervantes’ novel, all hell breaks loose.

THE NAKED EYE aka THE MARRIAGE (one-act-play), 1977
In a monologue, a woman visits her deceased husband in a funeral home and, rejecting the usual platitudes, frankly explores the realities of their marriage, then bids him goodbye.

MEMORIES (one-act-play, satiric), 1977
When the lights go out on a suburban Long Island couple and they are unable to watch TV, they take out their picture albums and review their family experiences by candlelight. The surprise is their ‘family experiences’ amount to the sitcoms and soap operas they have watched all their lives. When their sons visit, they don’t know who they are.

STRIKING NOTES (journal of a strike), 1979
A personal journal of a teachers’ strike at the Miller Place Schools in 1979.

NAYBUZZ (one-act-play, satiric), 1979
A party attended by suburban Long Islanders, each of whom has the name of famous Hollywood, literary, and sarcastic celebrities. A banal conversation contrasts with their celebrated names and identities.

THE CURE, 1979 (incomplete)

HOUSE OF PAIN (long poem about Gerard Manley Hopkins - published), 1980
The personal ordeals of the great 19th century English Catholic poet and priest.

B.F. SKINNER’S PLANET (essay), 1981
A critique of B.F. Skinner’s behaviorism.

THAT MAN aka THE ONE HUDREDTH (novel), 1981
Based on the Norse legends, this story deals with a three contemporary Americans (Harry Krieger, Mark Nido, and a woman named Valerie) who, in contemporary situations, are brought together by chance and love. After a long period of testing during which their relationships deepen, they sent out to save the world from Ragnarok, the day of doom.

HERO OF OUR TIME (novel), 1980-1981 (1 of 2 folders)
J.J. Katharin, raised by his stern but loving grandfather, grows from his one-parent isolation into a world of complexity and riddles. Learning about envy, hatred, hypocrisy, sex, love, and friendship, he takes this difficult but useful knowledge and carries it tentatively into the future.

BOX 8
MANUSCRIPTS

HERO OF OUR TIME (novel), 1980-1981 (1 of 2 folders)
J.J. Katharin, raised by his stern but loving grandfather, grows from his one-parent isolation into a world of complexity and riddles. Learning about envy, hatred, hypocrisy, sex, love, and friendship, he takes this difficult but useful knowledge and carries it tentatively into the future.

THE FALLEN IDOL (Ph.D. dissertation on John Ruskin and J.M.W. Turner), 1982
The story of the complex relationship between young art critic John Ruskin and J.M.W. Turner, the elderly and famous British Romantic painter. Focuses equally on Ruskin’s writing and Turner’s paintings.

THE MURDER OF HITLER (novel 1983, published 2002)
A what-if novel describing the confrontation between Franz Kafka and Adolf Hitler in Prague in 1912. Kafka, driven by his disturbing dreams, pursues Hitler the young artist, not yet fired by the crisis of World War One.

WRITE AS YOU ARE (text), 1983
Published – J. Weston Walch, pubs – published. The contents are designed to help high school students master composition, the novel, and the mass media. A fourth on figurative language is about to be published.

MASTERING THE NOVEL (text), 1984
Published – J. Weston Walch, pubs – published. The contents are designed to help high school students master composition, the novel, and the mass media. A fourth on figurative language is about to be published.

SUBURBS OF ELLIGHTENMENT (essays on education), 1985

BOX 9
MANUSCRIPTS

PULLING A GAUGUIN (novel, incomplete), 1988
Without warning Caril Bridgewater, an amateur artist, leaves her husband, home and children, and disappears. Her husband, Paul, tracks her down in the Caribbean where they confront each other’s demons.

MADE IN BROOKLYN (novel), 1988-1989 (2 folders)
With the death of his mother, Michael Floretti plunges into a bitter conflict with his sister. On the surface, the conflict is about the disposition house; underneath, it is a bitter sibling rivalry about family identity, contrary views of the past, and who got trapped and who escaped.

ELEVEN ONE-ACT PLAYS (two performed), 1960-1987

POOR BASTARD (short stories in two volumes), 1960-1988

Brooklyn Plays: THE INCOGNITO MAN (play), 1988-1989
Two treatments of the same event: sibling rivalry that emerges after the death of the parents. BLUE CHAMPAGNE is written in the realistic mode; THE INCOGNITO MAN is surreal.

Brooklyn Plays: BLUE CHAMPAGNE (play), 1988-1989
Two treatments of the same event: sibling rivalry that emerges after the death of the parents. BLUE CHAMPAGNE is written in the realistic mode; THE INCOGNITO MAN is surreal.

LIZARD ON A WHITE WALL (novel: incomplete), 1989
Novel set in the Caribbean.

SAT FOLLIES OF 1985 (play), 1988-1989

YOU AND THE MASS MEDIA (text), 1989
Published – J. Weston Walch, pubs – published. The contents are designed to help high school students master composition, the novel, and the mass media. A fourth on figurative language is about to be published.

THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN (screenplay), 1991
Screenplay version of Thomas Mann’s 1924 novel about Hans Castorp’s experiences and discoveries at a Swiss tuberculosis sanatorium prior to World War One.

BOX 10
MANUSCRIPTS

THE LIFE I HAD IN MIND (novel: incomplete), 1990-1991
Vito Nuova, an obsessive writer, tries to purge his mind of his literary career, ambitions, failures, friends, and enemies.

MAN OF THE CENTURY (novel: incomplete), 1990-1991
An ironically titled story about Tom and Petra Amphibologies, an everyman and woman. Using an early English printing device (“f” for “s”) as well as some over-the-top chapter heading, the author tells a story of their loves, hates, joys, work, miseries and opinions as they try to find what is lasting in the transience of the present.

EVENTS AT VISTA BAY (novel in form of a journal), 1990 (4 folders)
After thirty years of owning their home, Roy and Julia Turner choose condo-living in an isolated “Adult Community” on Long Island. Roy, retired, is looking for peace and quiet as he enjoys each living day sketching and painting natural and bird life. Julia, still working, is under a great deal of pressure. All does not go well as domestic and social problems intrude on Roy’s search for tranquility.

CONFESSION (long poem), 1991
Long poem assessing life in the 20th century.

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN SCHOOL HANGED HERSEL
F (novel: incomplete), 1991

THE GRAND HIGHWAY
(novel), 1991-1992 (2 folders)
Youthful Mark Gamble goes on a nationwide search for his mother, who may or may not be the assassin of a world famous politician. Mark’s travels, and the people he meets, sometimes stupefy, but often enrich him. His life turns out to be richer than he could ever have imagined.

BOX 11
MANUSCRIPTS

THORN IN THE FLESH (novel), 1992-1993 (3 folders)
Severe crises occur in the Lawrence family when a naïve daughter marries a successful but shrewd, wily, and dangerous sociopath.

YOU CAN’T GET OFF THE ISLAND (play – performed at Stony Brook), 1992
Comedy-drama about the effect on a Long Island family of the effort to shut down the Shoreham Nuclear Plant.

ADRIANNA (one-act play), 1992
A declining 85 year old woman fantasizes about her life and family until her daughter appears to try to convince her about what is real. Screaming ensues.

THE MAN WHO WAITED FOR HIS WIFE (play performed at The Village Gate), 1992
Ray Joyce shows up at the book department of a department store fifteen minutes before opening time, causing suspicion and confusion. He says his wife has a job interview at personnel and he just wants to look at the books while he waits for her. Elsie, a saleswoman and Helen, the manager, react strongly to Ray since there has recently been some criminal behavior in the store. He tries to calm them, succeeding with Elsie but not with Helen. Ray seems to know how it will end because bad endings have been Ray’s fate. It turns out that Ray is only dangerous to himself.

A FLEA’S NOTEBOOK aka HOLOCAUST ON GLORY ROAD (novel), 1984-1992 (2 of 3 folders)
Jerry Floh (Flea in German), a married college teacher on Long Island, who has screenwriting ambitions, meets Buzzy Powers, a nasty childhood friend who is now a successful movie producer. He invites Jerry to Southampton mansion where movie people, passion, and desire come together in a fiery mix. Jerry is the only survivor.

BOX 12
MANUSCRIPTS

A FLEA’S NOTEBOOK aka HOLOCAUST ON GLORY ROAD (novel), 1984-1992 (1 of 3 folders)
Jerry Floh (Flea in German), a married college teacher on Long Island, who has screenwriting ambitions, meets Buzzy Powers, a nasty childhood friend who is now a successful movie producer. He invites Jerry to Southampton mansion where movie people, passion, and desire come together in a fiery mix. Jerry is the only survivor.

QUERDENKER’S WORLD (poems – published), 1993
Songs from the Island of Longing

FW (A play about James Joyce and his novel “Finnegans Wake”), 1993

AROMA OF MEATS (poems), 1993

TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN
(play, satiric), 1994
Because of the wars, corruption, and killing in the world, Obie refuses to attend a third millennium New Year’s party his wife Mary is giving. His friends beg him to change his mind, but he won’t. When he gets the chance he kills himself three times. To prove his point that the world is evil, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, and General Douglas Haig arrive to justify their slaughter of millions. By some strange feat good will triumphs in the end with everyone – the good and the evil – singing “Auld Lange Syne” in cozy company.

PUZZLED HEARTS: Men and Women of Long Island (poems), 1994
84 residents of Long island tell their stories in verse. The title comes from Thornton Wilder’s novel THE WOMAN OF
ANDROS
: “Lift every roof and you will find seven puzzled hearts.”

DUBLINERS
(screenplay of James Joyce’s short stories – in progress), 1994

SULTAN (screenplay), 1995
The story of the combative relationship between JJ Rosseau and David Hume, updated to the 20th century with flashbacks to the 18th.

FIBS – Fibrillations in Barren Spaghetti (short stories), 1996

BOX 13
MANUSCRIPTS

IMP! (comic novel), 1996 (2 folders)
Long Islander Wally Androsch has a pre-Viagra impotence problem which he tries to solve by going through one hilarious procedure after another. He almost loses his wife to an ex-priest friend, but when a golden-hearted prostitute comes to his aid on the Island of Alegre in the Caribbean, he and his marriage is saved.

TOO HOT FOR SOUP
(poems), 1996

BUGHOUSE (one-act-play, satiric), 1996

BOIL AND MONIA SEEK COMFORT (one-act-play, satiric), 1998

VOYAGER, 1998 (Dialogue)
When Sir Potential is about to be born, Mr.Guide describes the pleasures of living, But Sir Potential has heard bad things about life. Losing patience, Mr. Guide gives Sir Potential rose-colored glasses to wear.

LETTER TO HER HUSBAND
(one-act-play), 2000
In conflict with all the men in her life, Janet Zee tries to remake herself, but she fails, then drowns herself.

9/11 (poems), 2001

NO ROOM IN HEAVEN (poems), 2002

AMERICAN ECSTASY, V.1: The Man in the Middle (novel), 1997-2003 (1 of 3 folders)
Volume one of a 2,000 page trilogy about Luke Hall's confined life, work, and marriage and his attempt to escape through a transformation into a bald eagle. His escape is thwarted by the fact that the eagle's brain in contaminated by pollution. As a result, his journey into the American past (the revolutionary period) is disorienting while his human life grows more and more untenable.

BOX 14
MANUSCRIPTS

AMERICAN ECSTASY, V.1: The Man in the Middle (novel), 1997-2003 (2/3 of 3 folders)

AMERICAN ECSTASY, V.2: State of Light
(novel), 1997-2003 (3 folders)
Luke Hall's eagle journeys and human problems continue as he experiences disorienting events in the 19th century.

AMERICAN ECSTASY, V.3: Where is the Gold?
(novel), 1997, 2003 (1/2 of 4 folders)
Luke Hall's disorienting journeys continue into the 20th century where his eagle and human passions finally come to rest in found love.

BOX 15
MANUSCRIPTS

AMERICAN ECSTASY, V.3: Where is the Gold? (novel), 1997, 2003 (3/4 of 4 folders)

LA GUERRA CONTINUES (journal of the Iraq invasion), 2003

THE KITCHEN
(novella), 2003
Tom and Carole face marital crises when Carole has her kitchen redecorated. But it disappears instead.

WHO NEED EZRA POUND? (play), 2003-2004
A full-length play, with lyrics, about the controversial life of the great American poet, Ezra Pound.

THE BOOK CLUB (novel), 2004 (2 folders)
A comedy/drama about the members of the Belmont Long Island Library Book Club, their literary lives and their private griefs which are more complex than the books they read.

THE POETRY OF MARCUS VALERIUS SPAGHETTINIUS (satiric – in progress), 2004

LAND (E) SCAPE: POEMS FROM FLA-FLA (poetry), 2005

NOT DRUNK ENOUGH: INTERNAL COMBUSTION POEMS (poetry), 2005

BOX 16
MANUSCRIPTS

THE EVENTS AT VISTA BAY (novel - corrected galley proofs), 2005
Roy Turner, looking for peace and quiet in retirement in an adult community, finds himself in a battle between his affluent neighbors and the young and poor across the bay.

CATHOLICS (novel: a section of DEATH OF OUR FATHERS aka VAIN BODIES), N.D.

EXT. YANKE’S BACKYARD DAY
(play), N.D.

IF IT DIDN’T HAPPEN, IT WILL!! (play), N.D.

THE INTERVIEW
(play), N.D.

THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT IMPROVING WRITING (play), N.D.

THE NAME OF THE GAME (play), N.D.

PARADE OF MIDGETS (novel), N.D.

A VISIT TO THE TOMB (play), N.D.

AHHHHHHHHHHHH…HHH!! (play), N.D.

BOX 17
POEMS

POEMS / misc. (2 folders)
POEMS (1990) / A
POEMS (1990) / B
POEMS (1990) / C
POEMS (1990) / D - F
POEMS (1990) / G – H
POEMS (1990) / I - J
POEMS (1990) / K – O
POEMS (1990) / P
POEMS (1990) / Q - S
POEMS (1990) / T - Z
POEMS (n.d.) / A
POEMS (n.d.) / B (2 folders)
POEMS (n.d.) / C (2 folders)

BOX 18

POEMS

POEMS (n.d.) / D
POEMS (n.d.) / E
POEMS (n.d.) / F
POEMS (n.d.) / G
POEMS (n.d.) / H
POEMS (n.d.) / I
POEMS (n.d.) / J - K
POEMS (n.d.) / L
POEMS (n.d.) / M
POEMS (n.d.) / N
POEMS (n.d.) / O
POEMS (n.d.) / P
POEMS (n.d.) / Q - R
POEMS (n.d.) / S
POEMS (n.d.) / T
POEMS (n.d.) / U
POEMS (n.d.) / V
POEMS (n.d.) / W
POEMS (n.d.) / X - Z

BOX 19
POEMS

POEMS (2000’s) / A – D
POEMS (2000’s) / E – G
POEMS (2000’s) / H - J
POEMS (2000’s) / K – M
POEMS (2000’s) / N - P
POEMS (2000’s) / Q - Z

 

BOX 20
SHORT STORIES

THE ADVENTURES OF TWENTIETH CENTURY (short story)
AMONG THINGS TO REGRET ABOUT THE 20TH CENTURY (short story)
AMY VOSS (short story)
ARTIFICIAL LIGHT (short story)
AT THE RESTAURANT (short story)
THE BALLAD OF THE TEACHIN' DYNAMO (short story)
BUGS (short story)
THE CAGE (short story)
CAPTIVE AUDIENCE (short story)
CHANGE OF HEART (short story)
CHRIS GOES TO A PARTY (short story)
DAFFOLDILS (short story)
FIDELITY (short story)
FRUSTATION (short story)
GRIDLOCK DREAMS (short story)
HAMPTON SHORTS (short story)
THE HITCH-HICKER (short story)
HOW I GOT MY PH.D. IN TEN SHORT LESSONS (short story)
HOW TO GROW OLD DISGRACEFULLY (short story)
THE INTERVIEW (short story)
ISLAND OF BLISS (short story)
JACK-IN-THE-BOX (short story)
JOE NAMATH WAS NOT IN SCHOOL TODAY (short story)
LANGUISHING IN NEW JERSEY (short story)
LITTERAPHOBIA! IT CAN STRIKE YOU NEXT! (article)
A LONG WAY FROM HOME (short story)
MAN ALIVE (short story)
MISINFORMED ABOUT PARADISE (short story)
THE MOST BORING ELECTION OF MY LIFE (short story)
MR ORGANIC CARTOON (short story)
MY RECURRING DREAM (short story)
NED AND TIKKI or WHEN THE MOON COMES OVER THE MOUNTAIN (short story)
ON THE BEACH (short story)
1-25 (short story)
POOR BASTARD (short story)
THE POST GRADUATE (short story)
PSYCHOTIC AKIREMA (short story)
SIDNEY AND ME (short story)
THE SWEETEST BOY (short story)
TALE OF THE KOOBS (short story)
THAT MAN OR THE ONE HUNDREDTH (short story)
UNHAPPINESS AT SCHOOL (short story)
UNTITLED (short story)
WELCOME DARKNESS (short story)
WHAT DO WE REALLY UNDERSTAND ABOUT LOVE (short story)
WONDERFUL TOWN (short story)

BOX 21
ESSAYS AND ARTICLES

ABOLISH ADOLESCENTS (CE)!
AFTER THE ABOLITION OF ENGLISH, WHAT?
AMERICAN LITERATURE IN UN-AMERICAN
AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY
ARROWS OF LONGING
AS I SEE IT
ASIGNING, READING AND GRADING PAPERS
BELLOW PAPER (3 folders)
A BIG DIFFERENCE!!
BURNOUT!
THE CALL
THE CASE FOR REAL REJECTION LETTERS
THE CHILDRENS STUDY
COLLEGE SENTENCES
THE SCHOOLING EDUCATION
DID I HAVE YOUR KID?
DOES WRITING IMPROVE THINKING
DON QUIXOTE AND SANCHO PANZA HAVE A CONVERSATION ON THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
EDUCATION, OH, EDUCATION!
THE ENGLISH TEACHER AS GADFLY
OF FERRIES AND BUREAUCRACIES
THE FINAL BEAST
THE FIRST HOSTAGE INTERVIEW (uncensored)
FIVE SEENES FROM THE PERSIAN WOLF WAR – 1991
FLYING
THE “GENESIS” OF MODERNS
GILMORESQUE
GROWING UP WITH 1984
HAS DAVID DUKE ANYTHING TO TEACH MARIO CUOMO?
HIGH SCHOOL: BATTLE GROUND OR ARENA OF DISCOVERY
HOW TO KEEP ENGLISH FROM DYING ON THE ALREADY WILTING ACADEMIC VINE
HOW TO SPOT A PHONY
HUMANITY IS A SAD INDIVIDUAL
IDIOT’S DELIGHT
IS LIFE POSSIBLE WITHOUT TV
JOHNNY CARSON, PHILOSOPHER
JOURNEY TO ANACHRONIA
JOYCE, ISSISMO!!!
LENNON, RUBIN, DYLAN AND TOWNSHEND: CHANGES

BOX 22
ESSAYS AND ARTICLES

LITERMIKS, LITERICKS, POLIRICKS, EDURICKS, CONTEMPORICKS
LIT. 323: THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT IMPROVING WRITING
THE LONG RUN
MALPRACTIVE IN THE CLASSROOM
MIND-STRETCHING IN YOUR CLASSROOM
MISCELLANOUS
MY WRITING PROBLEM
THE NASA TEACHER IN SPACE PROJECT
NIETZSCHE CONTRA NIETZSCHE
NOTES OF THE SOVIET EXHIBITION
OF OUR OWN MAKING
THE OLD TRICK
THE ORDEAL OF ADMIRAL ABLEDOER
ORPHEUS IN THE CLASSROOM
OUR TOWN USA REVIEWS
THE PAIDEIA PROPOSAL A REBUTTAL AND A COUNTER PROPOSSAL
PLAYING SIMON’S GAME
PREPARING TO LEAVE THE PLANET
PROLEGOMENON TO “YOUR LAST GRAMMAR LESSON”
REFLECTIONS ON EDUCATION
RENATA PUNCTUATA
REVEALINGWORDSMATTER
A REVIEW OF NEIL POSTMAN’S TEACHING AS A CONSERVING ACTIVITY
SCHOOL’S OPEN: CHANCE OF A LIFETIME
THE SCHOOL YEAR SO FAR
SCOOP
THE SECRET THAT ENGLISH TEACHERS KNOW
SHOULD SCHOOLS SURVIVE
A SIMPLE PLAN
STRATEGIES
STUDENT VIOLENCE: 1360 STYLE
TALE OF THE KOOBS
A TEACHER MIGHT AFFECT ETERNITY
A TEACHER’S LAMENT
TEACHING ENGLISH WITH A DIFFERENCE
TEACHING NOT JUST SKILLS BUT THE WHOLE PERSON
THE YEARS TO CONTROL
TO CATCH A TITLE
“TOMMY” AND HIS MOMMY
THE VALUE OF PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION FOR MODERN AMERICA
THE VULNERABLE SEEKERS
THE WASTELAND
A WAY OUT OF DEFEATISM
WHAT HAS BECOME OF ENGLISH
WHO IS BIG BROTHER?
THE WINE FLEW

BOX 23
CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE (1960s)
CORRESPONDENCE (1971 – 1977)
CORRESPONDENCE (1978 – 1979)
CORRESPONDENCE (1980)
CORRESPONDENCE (1981 – 1982)
CORRESPONDENCE (1983)
CORRESPONDENCE (1984)

BOX 24
CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE (1985 – 1988)
CORRESPONDENCE (1990’s)
CORRESPONDENCE (N.D.)

BOX 25
SCRAPBOOKS AND DRAFTS

THE ALEX D. TOKEVILLE SCRAPBOOK
DODO (LEWIS CARROLL)
JOURNAL, SEPTEMBER 1968-69
JOURNAL – FORBIDDEN TERRITORY, 1979
NOTES FROM INSIDE
THE SWANS OF LETHE (2 folders)
JOURNAL ENTRY, 1996
POSTERS AND BROADSIDES

BOX 26
JOURNAL and MAGAZINE ARTICLES

THE ATLANTIC (Sept, 1979)
THE CHARGING HOUSE (Feb, 1986)
DUST (Fall, 1965)
THE EDUCATION DIGEST (Feb, 1987)
THE ENGLISH JOURNAL (Dec, 1958) (Nov, 1969)
THE ENGLISH JOURNAL (Sept, 1970) (Jan, 1975)
THE ENGLISH JOURNAL (Apr, 1975) (Oct, 1975)
THE ENGLISH JOURNAL (Dec, 1975) (Apr, 1976)
THE ENGLISH JOURNAL (Apr, 1977) (Sept, 1978)
THE ENGLISH JOURNAL (Feb, 1979) (March, 1979)
THE ENGLISH JOURNAL (Sept, 1979) (Dec, 1979)

BOX 27
JOURNAL and MAGAZINE ARTICLES

THE ENGLISH JOURNAL (Jan, 1980) (March, 1980)
THE ENGLISH JOURNAL (Dec, 1980) (March, 1982)
THE ENGLISH JOURNAL (Apr, 1982) (March, 1983)
THE ENGLISH JOURNAL (Apr, 1983) (Sept, 1983)
THE ENGLISH JOURNAL (Oct, 1983) (Jan, 1984)
THE ENGLISH JOURNAL (March, 1984) (Dec, 1984)
THE ENGLISH JOURNAL (Oct, 1985) (Sept, 1986)
ENTRE NOUES (spring, 1987)
ETC (winter, 1979) (2 copies)
FORTNIGHT (Sept, 1978)

BOX 28
JOURNAL and MAGAZINE ARTICLES

HARPER’S (July, 1973) (Feb, 1986)
HARVARD MAGAZINE (May, 1976)
LITERARY CAVALCADE (Feb, 1971)
MEDIA AND METHODS (Jan, 1980 ) (Jan, 1981) (March, 1989)
MILLER PLACE PUBLIC SCHOOLS NEWSLETTER (Oct, 1975)
MMI NEWSLETTER (Apr, 1971)
NEWSLETTER OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (June, 1975)
SOUNDINGS (1975)
SOUThWEST REGIONAL ENGLISH CONFERENCE (Oct, 1970)
THE TEACHER PAPER (Oct, 1972) (Dec, 1972) (Apr, 1974)

BOX 29
NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

February 12, 1968
March 9, 1967
May 13, 1967
November 14, 1967
May 28, 1970
September 5, 1970
June 1, 1971
June 10, 1971
June 19, 1971
October 30, 1971
December 27, 1971
June 14, 1972
March 18-24, 1973
November 7, 1974
June 12, 1975
September 7, 1975
September 13, 1975
August 26, 1976
September 5, 1976
September 9, 1976
September 16, 1976
November 15, 1976
November 25, 1976
December 2, 1976
December 16, 1976
January 6, 1977
January 13, 1977
January 20, 1977
January 27, 1977
February 3, 1977
February 10, 1977
February 17, 1977
February 24, 1977
October 4, 1978
September 14, 1980
September 16, 1982
October 10, 1984
October 11, 1984
May 26, 1985
June 26, 1985
September 8, 1985
November 7, 1986
March 26, 1989
December 3, 1989
June 2, 1991
October 30, 1991
November 21, 1996
April 10, 1997
October 2-8,1997
October 16, 1997
October 23-29, 1997
November 6-12, 1997
November 17 - December 3, 1997
N.D.

 


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