Irvine, CA: Circa 1980s. 60 pages of manuscript and annotated typescripts for a book project which may have become "Winter Dreams." Provenance: Peter Howard, Serendipity Books, Berkeley.
"I spent five months in the Soviet Union as Visiting Professor of American literature at Moscow State University [1970s]. This book concerns that time."
Jay Martin is the author of a biography of Henry Miller. "Always Merry and Bright" has been translated into French, German, Portuguese and Japanese. His other previous books include Harvests of Change: American Literature 1865-1914; biographies of Nathanael West, Robert Lowell and Conrad Aiken; Winter Dreams: An American in Moscow, and Who am I This Time?: Uncovering the Fictive Personality, for which he was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. Martin's credits fill a small book. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychoanalysis and a Ph.D. in English. In 2000-2001 he was the Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii, and is currently a professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, where he has taught since 1996. Jay Martin lives in Claremont, California. Item #51-1061