Literary Archive of the Australian scholar, academic, poet and editor. A collection of lectures, articles, essays and verse, all originally in the possession of the bibliophile Walter Stone



Publisher: Sydney & Capetown, 1950s & 1960s

Born in Tenterfield, NSW, Howarth was a scholar of international repute, mostly for his work in 17th century literature. He taught at the University of Sydney, and from 1955 to 1971 was the Arderne Professor of English Literature at the University of Cape Town where his students included J. M. Coetzee. Howarth was a co-editor of the important Penguin Book of Australian Verse (1958) and published several volumes of poetry himself during the 1940s and 1950s. As well as offprints of published articles, this collection includes unpublished scholarly papers and articles, and his inaugural lecture ‘The Life of Literature’ . Most interestingly it contains seven annual collections of otherwise unpublished epigrammatic verse from the 1960s, all gestetner-printed and stapled and inscribed `to Wal[ter Stone] from Guy’. Also included are 3 ANZA Newsletters, published by the Australian & New Zealand Association (Capetown), Sept. ’57, July ’59, Feb. ’60, plus President’s Report 1958 (Howarth’s wife Lilian was the Hon. Secretary.)

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