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- Edwards, Jorge
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Jorge Edwards Collection
- Manuscripts Division
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- 10 boxes, 198 items, and 4.10 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-10
Jorge Edwards is a writer and former diplomat whose critical stance on oppressive dictatorships in Latin America has sparked controversy. This collection contains drafts of some of his novels, short stories, essays, and articles, as well as notebooks and correspondence with literary figures, politicians, and his extensive family.
Collection Description & Creator Information
Contains drafts of the novels El Peso de la Noche (Santiago de Chile: Zig-Zag, 1967), Persona Non Grata (Barcelona: Barral Editores, 1973), Los Convidados de Piedra (Barcelona: Seix Barral, 1978), and El Museo de Cera (Barcelona: Bruguera, 1981). Drafts of several short stories, essays, and articles, as well as notebooks (1953-1970) and correspondence (1957-1982) with literary figures, politicians, and his extensive family, are also included. José Donoso, Sergio Edwards, Jaime Laso, Enrique Lihn, Pablo Neruda, Luis Pascal, José Rodriguez Feo, Jorge Sanhueza, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Claudio Véliz are some of the correspondents.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Jorge Edwards is a Chilean writer and former diplomat whose critical stance on oppressive dictatorships in Latin America has sparked controversy. Born in Chile in 1931, Edward was educated in the United States and served as a Chilean diplomat in Cuba and France in the 1970s. He openly criticized the regimes of Fidel Castro in Cuba and Augusto Pinochet in Chile, which eventually led to his exile in Spain. He authored Persona Non Grata, a memoir of his time in Cuba, and Adios, Poeta, a biography of Pablo Neruda, along with several other novels, short stories, poems, and essays. His most persistent theme is the weakness of middle-class society, and his stories, like those of Mario Benedetti in Uruguay, show the pathos, homor, grief and tragedy inherent in his capital city. These stories have appeared in the collections El patio (1952), Gente de la ciudad (1961) and Las máscaras (1967).
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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Jorge Edwards Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Publication Note:
Biography Source: The Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature (1978)
- Subject Terms:
- Chilean fiction -- 20th century.
Latin American literature -- 20th century.
Novelists, Chilean -- 20th century.
- Genre Terms:
- Fiction -- 20th century.
Manuscripts (for publication)
Notebooks -- 20th century
- Chile -- Politics and government -- 1970-