Fonds 08-021 - Charles Foran fonds

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Charles Foran fonds

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08-021

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  • 1975-2008 (Creation)
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    Charles Foran

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1.5 m of textual records

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Charles Foran (1960- ) was born in Toronto, Ontario but has lived in Ireland, New York and China at various times. He was educated at St. Michaels College, University of Toronto and holds a Master's Degree from University College, Dublin. He is a novelist and non-fiction writer of international renown. He has been a regular contributor to Time, GQ, Saturday Night, Toronto Life, the Utne Reader, Canadian Geographic, Walrus, Globe and Mail, Rough Guide to World Music. His journalism pieces deal with sports, travel and literature. His novels include Sketches in Winter (1992), Kitchen Music (1994), The Last House of Ulster (1995), Butterfly Lovers (1997), The Story of My Life (So Far) (1998), House on Fire (2001), Carolan's Farewell (2005), Join the Revolution Comrade (2008), Mordecai: The Life and Times (2010). Foran won the Charles Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction for Mordecai in 2011. See also http://www.charlesforan.com.

Custodial history

Fonds was created by and in the hands of Charles Foran until donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence, research materials and drafts of Charles Foran's books and articles. Correspondents include other novelists, journalists, poets and various publishers. Included in the fonds is professional correspondence, personal correspondence, research regarding Foran's M.A. thesis and publishing records.

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Fonds was donated by Charles Foran in 2008.

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The fonds has been arranged in the following series: Correspondence (personal), Correspondence (Professional), Literary Works: essays, newspaper pieces, journal articles, book reviews, unpublished manuscripts. Finally, each published novel has been arranged as a separate series.

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Series "C" is restricted. Permission of the University Archives and of Charles Foran is required to view this series (boxes 16, 17 and 18).

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Series A: Books: Manuscripts, Reviews and Drafts

Boxes 1-2

"House on Fire"

Box 3

"Sketches in Winter"

Boxes 4-5

"Kitchen Music"

Boxes 6-7

"Last House of Ulster"

Boxes 8-9

"Butterfly Lovers"

Box 10

"The Story of My Life (So Far)"

Series B: Literary Works, Stories, Articles, Poems

Box 11

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1 - 5: "Blind Mary"
6: "Esther Delisle"
7: "Chapel: Collection of Stories"
8: Early Stories and Poems, 1984-1987
9: Jameson - Gasman, Drafts 3
10: Jameson - Gasman Draft 2
11: Herbert Aquin project
12: "Bicycling in Beijing," "White Noise," "Rose Red: A Play by the Foran Family," and "Broken Glass."

Box 12

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  1. World Music
  2. Wild Cat; Bridge in the Rain; In Search of Tashi Dawa; Book reviews
  3. Carolan: A Window into 18th Century Ireland. 1983 essay; Guiness; Her Cousin Elizabeth; Dinner in Beijing
  4. Unpublished play: "Pure" 1998

Box 13

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  1. Articles 1998, 1999, 2000 for "Enroute"
  2. Lennox Lewis project, 1997
  3. Lise Bissonnette project, 1993
  4. Roddy Doyle project 1996 (Saturday Night)

Box 14

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  1. Book Reviews for Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire or Saturday Night.
  2. Robert Sawyer project, 1997. (Toronto Life).
  3. Montreal Series Workshop (Foran was a participant) 1991.
  4. Cui Jian project, 1999 (GQ)
  5. Cantopop Music project
  6. Montreal project
  7. Ron West, 1998-99. (GQ)

Box 15

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  1. "World's Worst Lovers" Hong Kong, 1998
  2. Tragically Hip, article, 1996. (Saturday Night).
  3. Dany Lafrerriere project, 1994.
  4. "Siege of Beijing" 1990.
  5. Rejean Ducharme, 1991
  6. Patrick Roy, 1995
  7. Myriam Bedard
  8. Parenting, 1994. (Saturday Night)
  9. "Kill the Wabbit"
    10 David Bierk, 1997
  10. Canoes, 1999
  11. Scrooge; Can't Think for the Racket; A Boy's Christmas; Memoir; Ear to the Ground. (Saturday Night and Brick). All 1996.
  12. Marty McSorley, 2000
  13. "Commemoration." Tiananmen Square and the Montreal Massacre: 1989 and 1999.
  14. Miscellaneous (includes floppy disks - 5" and 3")
  15. Day Books and Address Books.

Series C: Personal, Correspondence, Photographs

CLOSED. SEE PERMISSION REQUIREMENTS (ABOVE)

Boxes 16-18

Personal and professional correspondence dating from 1960s to 2001.

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