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New School oral history program ➔ Audio interview with Maurice Edwards

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Wendy Scheir (interviewer)
Maurice Edwards (interviewee)
New School (New York, N.Y.). New School Archives and Special Collections (publisher)


June 30 2015


Maurice Edwards is interviewed by archivist Wendy Scheir at his home on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Edwards describes his initial introduction to The New School, with a production of Nathan the Wise, and his friendship with New School faculty member Erwin Piscator and his wife, Maria Ley. Edwards details his upbringing in Michigan and Wisconsin, initial enrollment at the University of Wisconsin, time in the US Army, and subsequent study of modern European languages and literatures, both in Europe and at City College and New York University. Edwards also discusses his later marriage to and travels with the poet Nina Cassian.

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