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Wacquez, Mauricio, 1939-
Mauricio Wacquez Papers
Manuscripts Division
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14 boxes and 5.30 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-14
Spanish; Castilian


Consists of selected papers of Chilean novelist Mauricio Wacquez.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains drafts of Wacquez' novel Frente a un Hombre Armado, his non-fiction work Conocer Sartre y Su Obra, and his novellas Toda la Luz del Metiodia, Parentesis, and Ella, O, el Suena de Nadie. Also included are drafts of the short story collection Excesos, as well as unpublished stories, prologues to several books, interviews with the exiled author (he lives in Spain), notebooks (1957-1981), and personal and family correspondence (1957-1983). There also are several manuscripts of Miguel Barnet and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


Collection is divided into the following file groups: Notebooks, Works (Novels; Novellas; Short Stories; Non-Fiction; Prologues, Etc.; Essays and Articles; Miscellaneous), Papers of Others, and Correspondence.

Collection Creator Biography:

Wacquez, Mauricio, 1939-

Mauricio Wacquez was a Chilean novelist who taught philosophy in universities in Chile, Havana, and Paris. In 1972, he settled permanently in Spain, working for various publishers, translating and devoting himself to his own writing. He died in 2000.

Collection History


Purchased from author in 1984.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

The contents list was created by Jerome Jackson Jr. in August 2010.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research/

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Mauricio Wacquez Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-14

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Existence and Location of Copies

Publications by Wacquez: Excesos (Santiago de Chile: Universitaria, 1971), Parentesis (Barcelona: Barral, 1975), Conocer Sartre y Su Obra (Barcelona: Dopesa, 1977), Frente a un Hombre Armado (Barcelona: Bruguera, 1981), Ella, O, el Suena de Nadie (Barcelona: Tusquets, 1983)

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Subject Terms:
Chile -- Politics and government -- 1970-
Chilean fiction -- 20th century.
Exiles' writings -- 20th century.
Latin American fiction -- 20th century.
Latin American literature -- 20th century.
Novelists, Chilean -- 20th century -- Manuscripts.
Genre Terms:
Correspondence -- 20th century
Manuscripts, Spanish -- 20th century
Notebooks -- 20th century
Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980