Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


Norse mss. II, ca. 1948–1949, consist mainly of correspondence between poet Harold Norse, 1916–2009, and Michael Fraenkel of the Carrefour Press, a former associate of Henry Miller. Norse was born in New York City, received his BA from Brooklyn College in 1938, and his M.A. from New York University in 1951. At age 22, he became a member of W.H. Auden's inner circle and remained in the vanguard of literary and homosexual cultures for nearly fifty years. With the publication of "Carnivorous Saint: Gay Poems 1941–1976", Norse became the leading gay liberation poet.

Acquired: 2009

Collection size: 31 items

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Related manuscripts: Norse mss.

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