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Collection Details


Collection Name: W. D. Snodgrass Correspondence with Daniela Gioseffi
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/snodgios.htm
Dates Spanned: 1977-1984
Description: This collection consists of correspondence between W. D. Snodgrass and Daniela Gioseffi between 1978 and 1984. Consisting of Snodgrass’s original letters and the drafts or copies of Gioseffi’s responses, the correspondence explores their personal relationship, as well as discusses their mutual interest in Middle Eastern music and instruments. As poets they also discuss their poetry and how their poetry readings could be combined with musical instruments. The letters mention Snodgrass’s work on the poems for The Führer Bunker, which he was reworking for the stage. The letters also discuss Snodgrass’s move from Norfolk, Virginia, to the University of Delaware and his life at his summer residence in Erieville, New York. The drafts of Gioseffi’s letters convey her writing, personal life, and poetry readings.
Broad Subjects: Music; Intellectual life
ASP Subjects: Friendship; Letters; Middle East--Music; Musical instruments; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004919