Collection SC396 - Hugo Manning collection

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Hugo Manning collection

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  • 1969 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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Hugo Manning was a poet, journalist and occasional artist. He was born In London of Jewish/Polish parents and in 1943 changed his name from Lazarus Perkoff. He was a journalist in places as diverse as Vienna and Buenos Aires. Manning was in the British intelligence corps during WWII and later was an editor and writer for Reuters. In 1948 he became the poetry editor for the New Statesman. From 1968 until his death, he produced much of his poetry and literary works. He made a number of literary friends in his life including Henry Miller, Alfred Perles, Lawrence Durrell and Jorge Luis Borges.

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The collection consists of one red ink drawing of Henry Miller "drawn from life, in London," 36 x 23 cm signed and dated 1969, and a charcoal sketch by Vernon Watkins 34 x 25 cm, signed with no date.

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The Hugo Manning papers are held at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas.

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Revised by JF, July 12, 2013.

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  • English

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