Michael Anthony papers,

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Michael Anthony papers, 1957-1984.
Author
Anthony, Michael, 1930-
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23 boxes (9.8 lin. ft.)
Donor/Sponsor
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Genre/Form
Manuscripts.
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  • Photographs have been transferred to the Prints and Photographs Divis ion.
Source (note)
  • Michael Anthony
Biography (note)
  • Trinidadian journalist, novelist and short story writer.
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  • Processed
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Sc MG 264
Author
Anthony, Michael, 1930-
Title
Michael Anthony papers, 1957-1984.
Summary
The papers document Anthony's personal and professional life, primarily from his departure from England in 1968 up to 1984, and have been organized into two series, Personal Papers and Professional Papers.
The Personal Papers (1957-1980) consist of correspondence between Anthony and his family and in-laws and also with friends such as the Caribbean literary critic Kenneth Ramchand. The correspondence with family and friends from 1968-1971, in particular, discusses the social, political and racial climates in the Caribbean, Brazil and England. Included in this series is a diary kept by Anthony in 1968 as he travelled from England to Brazil. There are also financial records included in this series.
The Professional Papers consist of correspondence to and from Anthony during his employment (1972-1984) with the National Cultural Council of Trinidad and Tobago. Correspondents during this perioad include Eric Williams, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. There is also correspondence with publishers which both document Anthony's writing career as well as the evolution of the book publishing industry between 1967 and 1984. As the primary publisher of Anthony's work, the correspondence with Andre Deutsch, Ltd. is particularly important; it includes correspondence between Anthony and his editor, Diana Athill.
Also in this series are contracts, royalty statements, criticism and reviews of Anthony's work, holograph manuscripts in the form of notebooks, and typewritten working drafts with handwritten corrections, of Anthony's fiction and non-fiction writings.
Biography
Trinidadian journalist, novelist and short story writer. Michael Anthony was born in the rural village of Mayaro and later moved to San Fernando where he received his higher education and technical training. His literary career began as a poet with the publication of his poems in the "Trinidad Guardian," (1952-1954). In 1954 he emigrated to England where he held various jobs while continuing to further his writing career. From 1955-1959 over thirty of his stories were broadcast over the BBC's "Caribbean Voices" radio program. Many of these stories are in "Cricket in the road." During this period British publisher Andre Deutsch encouraged Anthony to concentrate on writing longer works of fiction, which resulted in the publication of his first novel "The Games Were Coming" (1963). Two additional novels were published by Deutsch in 1965 & 1967.
Anthony went to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1968 to teach and work for the Trinidadian Embassy there. The Brazilian student riots of 1969 provided much of the material for the novel "Streets of Conflict." (1976). In 1970 Anthony returned to Trinidad and was employed as a writer/researcher with the National Cultural Council of Trinidad and Tobago while also working as a local columnist, radio script writer and novelist. He has published several histories of the island of Trinidad for use in schools. These include "Glimpses of Trinidad and Tobago" (1974) and "Bright Road to El Dorado." (1981).
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Anthony, Michael, 1930-
Williams, Eric Eustace, 1911-1981.
Athill, Diana.
Ramchand, Kenneth.
Deutsch, Andre.
Macmillan Educational Ltd.
Heinemann (Firm)
André Deutsch (Firm)
Longman (Firm)
National Cultural Council of Trinidad and Tobago.
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Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 264
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