Rejection Letter of James Baldwin's "Giovanni's Room" from Knopf Publishing Co.

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Title

Rejection Letter of James Baldwin's "Giovanni's Room" from Knopf Publishing Co.

Subject

Publishing
Literature
Rejected Manuscript
Race
Baldwin, James. 1924-1987
Homosexuality
Black Queer Movement

Description

The correspondence letter notifies Baldwin and his agent that selected reviewers and editors at Knopf Publishing Co. have decided to reject Baldwin's manuscript for "Giovanni's Room," and outlines the reasoning for their decision.

Creator

John "Henry" Carlisle

Date

1955-10-05

Language

English

Type

Text

Format

Fax copy of correspondence letter

Publisher

Harry Ransom Center

Rights

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Source

Carlisle, John. Correspondence letter to James Baldwin, October 5, 1955. Box 986, Folder 4, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records 1873-1996, Subseries D. Reject Files: 1955. Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin.

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Original Format

Letter

Citation

John "Henry" Carlisle, “Rejection Letter of James Baldwin's "Giovanni's Room" from Knopf Publishing Co.,” Community Narratives: Uncovering Hidden Perspectives, accessed January 20, 2022, https://givingvoicetohiddenhistories.omeka.net/items/show/134.

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