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Hungry Generation Archive

 Collection
Identifier: MS47

Scope and Contents

The term "Hungry Generation" refers to Indian poets of the 1960s and early 1970s. This collection consists mainly of correspondence between Indian poet and translator Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and Howard McCord, an American poet who edited the anthology Young Poets of India. Mehrotra helped McCord locate Indian poets for this and another anthology. The letters contain discussions of poetry in India and the United States and some include poems as well.

The collection also includes typescripts of poems by Mehrotra and Malay Roy Choudhury, several Indian periodicals which published poetry, and letters and poems by various Indian poets who submitted material for publication in McCord's anthology. This material was purchased from a California bookseller.

Dates

  • 1960-1979

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

1 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The term "Hungry Generation" refers to Indian poets of the 1960s and early 1970s. This collection consists mainly of correspondence between Indian poet and translator Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and Howard McCord, an American poet who edited the anthology Young Poets of India.

Arrangement

The Hungry Generation Archive is organized into: correspondence (in chronological order); original typescript poems by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra; reviews/announcements; periodicals (in alphabetical order by title); Malay Roy Choudhury; original material from Indian poets submitted to Howard McCord for inclusion in anthology (in alphabetical order by surname); miscellaneous.

Related Materials

See the Carl Weissner Archive for additional material. Special Collections also has Malay Roy Choudhury's translation The Hungryalist Manifesto on Poetry (Calcutta, H. Ohara, 19--; lnd/H936).
Title
Guide to the Hungry Generation Archive
Author
No author; transcribed by Nick Munagian, 2020-04-10.
Date
March 25, 1995
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635