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Author, poet, translator, literary critic and historian who was editor of the Greenwich Village avant-garde magazine, Broom, and literary editor of the New Republic, and who wrote Exile's Return, chronicling literary life between the two World Wars. Cowley's papers include correspondence with and materials about 20th century literary figures and reflect Cowley's long involvement with Yaddo and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Also numerous project files including Cowley's writings and related correspondence and research materials; photographs; and family correspondence.