Accession MS COLL 00049D - Phyllis Grosskurth Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00049D

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Phyllis Grosskurth Papers

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  • 1970-2015 (Creation)

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25 boxes (5 metres)

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(1924-2015)

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Canadian scholar and writer, Phyllis Grosskurth was born in Toronto. She began teaching English at the University of Toronto in 1965 and retired in 1989. Her teaching and research has focused on biography and the history of psychoanalysis. She has published several biographies, notably John Addington Symonds: A Biography (1964), which won the Governor-General's Award for nonfiction and the University of British Columbia Award for Biography in 1965. Her other books include Leslie Stephen (1968), Gabrielle Roy (1969), Havelock Ellis: A Biography (1980), Melanie Klein: Her World and Her Work (1986), Margaret Mead (1988), The Secret Ring: Freud's Inner Circle and the Politics of Psychoanalysis (1991), Byron: The Flawed Angel (1997), and Elusive Subject: A Biographer's Life (1999).

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Gift of Phyllis Grosskurth, 2015

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Includes drafts, research and notes, photographs, editorial and other material related to Phyllis Grosskurth’s biographies of Melanie Klein, Margaret Mead, Freud and his circle, Lord Byron, Havelock Ellis and John Addington Symonds – the bulk pertaining to Klein, Byron and Freud material; psychoanalytical research, conferences and activities; personal and professional correspondence; travel and research

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-form

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  • English

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