The Albert J. Guérard Research Materials on John Hawkes consists of 1.5 manuscript boxes. The collection contains 19 letters
and the photocopies of over 200 letters written by Hawkes to Albert and Maclin Guérard between 1959 and 1994. The originals
of the photocopied letters are held by the Harvard Libraries. Also included are several folders of original letters from Sophie
Hawkes, primarily to Maclin Guérard. The collection also contains 6 folders of John Hawkes' scholarly works, including page
proofs, rare periodical publications, and a copy of The VOICE PROJECT.
Albert Joseph Guérard (1914- ) is an emeritus professor of English at Stanford University and a novelist. John Hawkes (1925-
), a former student of Guérard's in his advanced writing class at Harvard, 1947-49, is a professor of literature at Brown
University. John Hawkes and his wife Sophie are friends of Albert and Maclin Guérard. Guérard notes that "Although John Hakes
is not a household name in the world of commercial best sellers, he has a very high literary reputation in the United States
and in France, where he has been called the heir of Faulkner. I regard him, together with Gil Sorrentino, as the most important
avant-garde novelist writing in English and possibly the best stylist of any novelist writing in English."
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