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Violette Leduc Manuscript Draft of "Je hais les dormeurs", circa 1948
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Consists of a handwritten draft of Violette Leduc's "Je hais les dormeurs," which was first published in the journal L'Arbalète in 1948 and later in a heavily condensed version at the end of her novel Ravages (1955). The first twenty-three pages contain the entire text and are numbered and signed on the last page. The draft also includes a dedication to Jean Genet, a note mentioning Marc Barbezat (editor of L'Arbalète), typographer's notes, and corrections. Four additional pages are also present, the numbering of which resumes on page twenty-six. These offer a modified version of the end of the story. Leduc's signature appears on the last page accompanied by the note "bon à tirer" ("ready to print.")
Arranged alphabetically by the name of the creator, with unattributed materials at the end.
Purchased from Librairie Benoît Forgeot in 2022 (AM 2023-004).
The collection is open and will continue to grow.
No material was separated during processing.
- Processing Information
Item processed and described by Kelly Bolding in July 2022, incorporating some description provided by the dealer.
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Collection is open for research use.
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- Credit this material:
Violette Leduc Manuscript Draft of "Je hais les dormeurs"; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box B-001856