Works on Ian Hamilton & His Writing
Round at the Pillars, edited by David Harsent
1999. 151 pp.
From the Jacket: For
his sixtieth birthday friends of the distinguished poet, critic
and biographer Ian Hamilton, have gathered to offer an international
festschrift to honour his writings and the remarkable influence
he has exerted on his generation. The result is an unrivalled portrait
of literary London for the last thirty years, a Who's Who? of Britain's
best poets, novelists, and playwrights resulting in a unique document
filled with wit and humour ... a must.
Contributors: A Alvarez,
Barnes, Peter Dale, Douglas Dunn, Colin
Falck, Michael Fried, John Fuller, Simon
Gray, Dan Jacobson, Clive James, Alan Jenkins, Ian
McEwan, Karl Miller, Blake Morrison, Andrew Motion, Charles
Osborne, Harold Pinter, Peter Porter, Craig
Raine, Christopher Reid, and Hugo Williams.
Ian Hamilton: A Writing Life.
BBC 4, April 2002.
(see also Interviews)
Williams, Hugo. 'Mr. Write'. Esquire,
May 1998: 192-193.
Dale, Peter. 'Oxford Poetry: Ian
Hamilton'. Oxford Today, Michaelmas Issue, 2001: 54.
Jensen, Morten Høi. 'Failing
Better: Ian Hamilton and The New Review.' The Millions,
7 June 2012.
Obituaries & Memorial Articles
Morrison, Blake. 'Obituary: Ian Hamilton'. Guardian,
29 December 2001: 18.
'Ian Hamilton: Poet, Biographer'.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 December 2001: 5B.
'Ian Hamilton, 61, Noted Biographer,
Poet, Critic'. Newsday (New York), 30 December 2001:
'Deaths Elsewhere'. Baltimore
Sun, 31 December 2001: 4B.
'Ian Hamilton'. Times, 31
'Ian Hamilton Poet and Editor of
The Review and The New Review Who Wrote Biographies
of Robert Lowell and J.D.
Salinger'. Daily Telegraph, 31 December 2001: 23.
'Obituaries: Ian Hamilton'. Scotsman,
31 December 2001: 14.
Oliver, Myrna. 'Obituaries: Ian
Hamilton, 63'. Los Angeles Times, 31 December 2001: 9.
Sexton, David. 'Literary Critic
Hamilton Dies at 63'. Evening Standard, 31 December 2001.
Cambridge, Gerry. 'Ian Hamilton:
Poet, Biographer, Editor, and Critic'. Herald (Glasgow),
Josyane, Savigneau. 'Ian Hamilton;
le Biographe du Mythique J. D. Salinger'. Le Monde, 1 January
Miller, Karl. 'The Gaffer'. Independent,
1 January 2002: 10.
'Dichter en Schrijver Hamilton Overleden'.
De Standaard, 2 January 2002: 11.
'Das Spiel ist Aus'. Suddeutsche
Zeitung, 3 January 2002: 17.
Dennehy, Luke. 'Author Fought to
Publish'. Herald Sun, 3 January 2002: 72.
'Mort de Ian Hamilton'. Liberation,
3 January 2002: 4.
Pearce, Edward. 'Obituary: Ian Hamilton'.
Independent, 4 January 2002: 6.
'Distinguished Biographer, Critic,
Poet and Editor'. Irish Times, 5 January 2002: 16.
Martin, Douglas. 'Ian Hamilton,
63, Whose Salinger Book Caused a Stir, Dies'. New York Times,
7 January 2002: 6. [A correction to information given in this obituary
was printed on 11 January 2002: 2].
McEwan, Ian. 'Poetry and Pillar
Talk'. Guardian, 8 January 2002: 8-9.
Porter, Peter. 'Remembering Ian
Hamilton, 1938-2001'. Times Literary Supplement, 5155, 18
January 2002: 19.
Poetry About Hamilton
John Fuller. 'To
Ian Hamilton'. Collected Poems. London: Chatto &
Windus, 2002. 108-12.
Clive James. 'At
Ian Hamilton's Funeral'. CliveJames.com.
Silverberg, Mark. ' "A Bouquet
of Empty Brackets": Author-Function and The Search for J.
D. Salinger.' Dalhousie Review 75.2 (Summer-Fall 1995):
Wall, Stephen. 'Ian Hamilton and
the Poet's Life.' Essays in Criticism: A Quarterly Journal of
Literary Criticism 52.3 (July 2002): 209-21.
Reviews of Ian Hamilton's Works
For a list of reviews of Ian Hamilton's
work, please visit the Reviews
Archives Containing Materials Related to
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY,
DEPARTMENT OF RARE AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY,
COLLECTION No. C0714
Working Papers for J.D. Salinger: A Writing Life. There are
three boxes of material, containing writings, legal papers and correspondence
relating to this book, a listing of which is to be found on the
university's website, at: http://diglib.princeton.edu/ead/getEad?eadid=C0714&kw=
BRITISH LIBRARY, ST PANCRAS,
General correspondence from the 1960s to the late 1980s; research,
manuscript and typescript material, as well as some correspondence
relating to A Gift Imprisoned: The Poetic Life of Matthew Arnold,
Gazza Agonistes, Keepers of the Flame, In Search
of J. D. Salinger, Writers in Hollywood, Robert Lowell:
A Biography, The Little Magazines, The Oxford Companion
to Twentieth Century Poetry, The Review, The New Review.
This archive is still being catalogued, and is not yet open, although
the library says that access can be granted in special cases.
NATIONAL SOUND ARCHIVE, BRITISH
LIBRARY, ST PANCRAS, LONDON
COLLECTION No. C393
The holding comprises open reel tapes and audio cassettes, featuring
IH in conversation with various figures. The open reel tapes contain
rushes for a 'Lively Arts' programme on Robert Lowell, involving
William Alfred, Seamus Heaney, Caroline Lowell, Eugene McCarthy,
Frank Parker and Peter Taylor. The audio cassettes contain (a) discussions
of Robert Lowell with Frank Bidart, Lillian Heilman, Cleanth Brooks,
Gertrude Buckman, Blair Clark, Martha Ritter, Ann Dick, Grey Gowrie,
Xandra Gowrie, Elizabeth Hardwick, Caroline Lowell, M. Heymann,
William Meredith, Robert Penn Warren, Charles Monteith, Frank Parker,
Lesley Parker, Jonathan Raban, Robert Silvers, Peter Taylor, John
Thompson and Helen Vendler, and (b) interviews with Peter Ackroyd
Gillon Aitken, Liz Calder, Anita Desai, Clarissa Luard, Pauline
Melville, Sameen Momen, Vs. Naipaul, Keith Ravenscroft, Avril Ravenscroft,
Philip Roth, and (c) BBC's 'Bookmark' programme on Salman Rushdie
and BBC's 'Arena' programme on the life of Zola. This collection
has yet to be catalogued, but it is open to the public. Details
of the archive's listening service are to be found on its website:
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, BROTHERTON
Letters from IH to Michael Hamburger, Alan Ross and others; manuscript
and typescript material as well as correspondence relating to The
Review. An itemised list of this correspondence - letters from
some eighty correspondents to IH - can be found on the Brotherton
UNIVERSITY OF HULL, BRYNMOR
JONES LIBRARY, ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Typescript, proof, illustrations and correspondence relating to
The New Review. A brief description of the collection is
to be found on the university's website: http://www.hull.ac.uk/arc/collection/literarymanuscripts/newreview.html
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN,
HARRY RANSOM HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTER
ROBERT LOWELL COLLECTION, 1938-1983
Correspondence between IH and Blair Clark, as well as correspondence
of others relating to Robert Lowell: A Biography. Further
details can be found on the archive's website: