|Title||Composition book titled "Stories for Sober Minds" belonging to Louie [Louis] LaRusso, 111 Willow Terrace, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1956-1962.|
|Collection||The Louis LaRusso II Collection|
|Credit||Gift of Donna Truglio and Estate of Louis LaRusso II|
|Scope & Content||
Composition book titled "Stories for Sober Minds" belonging to Louie [Louis] LaRusso, 111 Willow Terrace, Hoboken, no date, circa 1956-1962. University Note Book Easyrite brand notebook, tan covers, spiral wire bound, lined pages, 8" wide x 10" high.
Titled on back cover: Poems + Tidbits + Sonnets
Louis LaRusso II (1936-2003) lived in Hoboken for his entire life except for military service and some years in Los Angeles. The work in this notebook is entirely in pencil, some printed, some cursive. Many are multi-page and the type of work ranges from stories to poems and sonnets. There are a very few erasures and replacements, but no cross-outs found.
Some are signed 'LLR' at the end, while others are not signed or signed Lou or Louie LaRusso.
The body of work is characterized by the author by large print on the inside of the covers-
inside front cover: Following are 90 Pages of Literary Magic From the heart and mind of Louis LaRusso.
inside back cover: - Notice - Whatever I say shall someday be the poetry of the world, for I am the Master of Words used for meaning, taken from the heart. Louis LaRusso.
LaRusso II, Louis
|Year Range from||1956|
|Year Range to||1962|
111 Willow Terrace