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Quest of the gole : galley proofs

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0959

Content Description

This first proof of American poet John Hollander's poetic fable, The Quest of the Gole, consists of 69 sheets of uncorrected proofs and a detached front cover.


  • Creation: 1966


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

John Hollander (1929-2013)

American poet and editor John Hollander (1929-2013) was a professor of English at Yale University from 1977 to 1986.

John Hollander authored more than thirty books of poetry, including his first poetry collection, A Crackling of Thorns, which W. H. Auden chose for publication in the Yale Series of Younger Poets in 1958. Hollander also edited numerous anthologies of poetry and contributed verse and prose to New Yorker, Partisan Review, Kenyon Review, Esquire and other contemporary popular and scholarly journals and magazines.

John Hollander's distinguished lifetime of service to American poetry was honored in 2007, when the Poetry Society of America presented him with the Frost Medal.

"John Hollander." Contemporary Authors Online. Biography in Context . (accessed March 10, 2014)


1 item (69 pages)


One "first proof" galley proofs for John Hollander's "Quest of the Gole," with detached blank front cover.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2014.

Related Materials

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

Box 66, F0959: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, March 2014. Further encoded by George Apodaca, November 2015.

Finding aid for Quest of the gole : galley proofs
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2015 November 18
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