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Guide to the Eugene Walter Papers, RG 36


Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: June 2003

Date Span:
1962-1998

Size:
3.7 cubic feet

Number of Boxes:
6 Letter Doc Boxes & Oversized Box

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Eugene Walter, a novelist and poet, was a born in Mobile, Alabama in 1922. During the Second World War he served as a military cryptographer in Alaska. Shortly after the war, he worked for the New York Public Library and designed sets for Broadway shows. In 1956, he moved to Italy where he traslated movie scripts and became friends with Italian director Federico Fellini. He returned to Mobile in 1976 where continued to write ballads and cookbooks, and translated other screenplays, books, and poems from French, Italian, and German into English. He was the winner of the Lippincott Award, Sewanee Rockerfeller fellowship, and the O. Henry Citation for his short stories. He was also the founding contributor to The Paris Review. Walter died on March 29, 1998 at age 76 of liver cancer in Mobile.

Scope and Content:
Contains Eugene Walter's translations of Federico Fellini's movie scripts. Includes sketches, short stories, clippings, correspondence and radio scripts written by Walter for WHIL of Mobile, Alabama.


Item list:
Box 1

Box 2 Box 3 Box 4 5 box Box 6 Box 7

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