Contents and Arrangement

Series 2: General Correspondence, 1955-1991

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The Antón Arrufat Papers consists of writings by Antón Arrufat and others, and correspondence of Antón Arrufat. The collection includes poems by Arrufat, a notebook for the novel La caja está cerrada, poems and short stories by Virgilio Piñera, and a partial manuscript and correspondence related to a Spanish translation of Witold Gombrowicz's novel, Ferdydurke. Gombrowicz is a Polish writer who lived in Argentina for 25 years. The strength of the collection are the original writings of Arrufat, and his correspondence with Argentinian writers Julio Cortázar and José Bianco, Cuban writers Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Virgilio Piñera, Calvert Casey, and José Triana, and Mexican writers Juan Vicente Melo, Juan José Arreola, and José Emilio Pacheco.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

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.

Credit this material:

Series 2: General Correspondence; Antón Arrufat Papers, C0737, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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