Contents and Arrangement

Prats Seriol, José, 1946- : "Erotica", 1985

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection primarily consists of typescript drafts by Cuban writers, collected by American author, translator, and educator Ann Tashi Slater (Princeton Class of 1984) on a trip to Cuba in 1987, with some later additions. Included are drafts of short stories and novels, primarily science fiction, by more than twelve different authors. Four of the manuscripts are of published works, including Mas Alla de Sol (La Habana: Union de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, 1987) by Eduardo Frank and Amoroso Planeta (La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1983) by Daina Chaviano. Other writers represented include Arnoldo Aguila, Arturo Arango, Froilán Escobar, Luis Manuel Garcia, Chely Lima, Maria Elena Llana, Senel Paz, Roberto Pérez León, Antonio Orlando Rodríguez, and Alberto Serret.

Later additions to the collection include a cassette tape of an interview (1984) by Slater with Reinaldo Arenas, four typed manuscripts of stories (1980-1984) by Abilio Estévez, a photocopy of a typescript of the story "Erotica" (1985) by José Prats Sariol, a letter to Slater by Senel Paz with a printed copy of his story "Vacaciones," and two letters from Reinaldo Arenas to Slater.

Collection History


AM 2001-02

Archival Appraisal Information:

Nothing was removed from the collection during processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Recording of an interview with Slater may be listened to but not reproduced.

Audiovisual Materials (Reading Room Access Only): Digital access copies are accessible on a computer in RBSC's reading room. For preservation reasons, physical access to original tapes is restricted.

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:

Prats Seriol, José, 1946- : "Erotica"; Ann Tashi Slater Collection of Cuban Writings, C0799, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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