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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 (scamss): 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

Scope and Contents

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.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

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

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

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
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1

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Existence and Location of Copies

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.