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Plante, David, 1940-



David Robert Plante is an American novelist, diarist, and memoirist. The son of Albina Bisson and Aniclet Plante, he is of both French-Canadian and North American Indian descent. He is a graduate of Boston College and the Université catholique de Louvain.

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Agreement, 1978-05

Identifier: 2020.041.1.5
Scope and Contents

Agreement between The New Fiction Society Ltd. and Victor Gollancz Ltd. regarding the publication of an edition of The Family. The document bears redacted text and is initialled and signed.

Dates: 1978-05

Author's proposal, 1975

Identifier: 2020.041.1.8
Scope and Contents

Plante's handwritten draft proposal and synopsis for Figures in Bright Air. Includes two carbon copy typescripts of same, one a clean copy, the other with handwritten revisions.

Dates: 1975

Book reviews, 1978

Identifier: 2020.041.1.7
Scope and Contents

Proposed dust jacket blurbs including comments by Jean Rhys and Frank Kermode; dust jackets for the Gollancz and Giroux editions; photocopied press cuttings.

Dates: 1978

Correspondence, memos, 1976 - 1986

Identifier: 2020.041.1.6
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, notes and memos regarding the publication of The Family between various publishers. Includes personal notes from Iris Murdoch, Frank Kermode and others.

Dates: 1976 - 1986

Correspondence, memos, 1975 - 1980

Identifier: 2020.041.1.9
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, notes and memos regarding the publication of Figures in Bright Air. Includes letters regarding Plante's candidacy for University of East Anglia's Henfield Writing Fellowship.

Dates: 1975 - 1980

Correspondence, memos, 1979 - 1984

Identifier: 2020.041.1.11
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Plante, his agent and various publishers regarding the publication of his novel The Woods.

Dates: 1979 - 1984

David Plante - Gollancz publisher files

Identifier: 2020-041
Content Description

Collection of publisher's files relating to American novelist David Plante and four of his novels: Figures in Bright Air, The Family, The Country and The Woods and a memoir he wrote on his relationships with women and his life as a young writer in London in the late 1970s, Difficult Women, a memoir of three: Jean Rhys, Sonia Orwell, Germaine Greer. Also includes material regarding a proposed novel titled "The Secret".

Dates: 1975 - 1989

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