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Collection Overview

Creator:
Pińera, Virgilio, 1912-1979
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Virgilio Piñera Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/tq57nr049
Dates:
1941-1984
Size:
1 box and 0.25 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Virgilio Pinera (1912-1979) was a Cuban novelist, playwright, and storywriter. The collection consists of his works, including manuscripts of various poems, an unfinished play, theatrical sketches, and prose essay. The collection also contains Piñera's extensive correspondence with Humberto Rodriguez Tomeu (1919-1994), a Cuban short story writer and translator, and Witold Gombrowicz's correspondence with Rodriguez Tomeu.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of a small collection of works by the Cuban dramatist, novelist, poet and literary critic, Virgilio Piñera, including manuscripts of various poems, an unfinished play, Un Pico O Un Pala?, theatrical sketches, and El Guante De Crin, a prose essay. The collection also contains Piñera's extensive correspondence with Humberto Rodriguez Tomeu (1919-1994), a Cuban short story writer and translator, and Witold Gombrowicz's correspondence with Rodriguez Tomeu. Also included are an audiocassette of Piñera reading his poetry, photographs of Piñera (1946-1960s), and programs from various productions of Piñera plays in Cuba and England.

Collection Creator Biography:

Pińera, Virgilio, 1912-1979

Virgilio Pinera (1912-1979) was a Cuban novelist, playwright, and storywriter.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased from Abilio Estevez in 1993. More letters purchased from Julia Rodriguez Tomeu in 1995.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed in 2002. Finding aid written in 2002.

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.

Credit this material:

Virgilio Piñera Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/tq57nr049
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184

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Alternative Form Available:

With the exception of the audiocasettes and the letter from Luisa Piñera y Llera to Julia Rodríguez Tomeu, materials in this collection were microfilmed in March 2006.

Subject Terms:
Cuban literature -- 20th century.
Novelists, Cuban -- 20th century.
Novelists, Polish -- 20th century.
Poets, Cuban -- 20th century.
Genre Terms:
Audio cassettes.
Correspondence.
Manuscripts.
Photographs.
Names:
Rodriguez Tomeu, Humberto, 1919-1994.