Contents and Arrangement

To chameno patōma, 1977-1982

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of autograph and typed manuscripts of short stories published in the book To chameno patōma. Athens: Kedros, 1984. Most of the pieces have been translated into Greek by Nikos Phōkas. Included are: "Metaphrasē" ["Translation"] (Oct. 1977); "Epaneuthygrammisē" ["Re-Alignment"] (3 Nov. 1978); "Pōs na phtiaxeis hena dentro" ["To Make a Tree"]; "Enkōmio tēs stixēs" ["The Uses of Punctuation"]; two offprints of Dialogos 2 (1995) containing the article "The Uses of Punctuation: a story"; "Henas alliōtikos ēchos" ["Follow That Car"], date 1 Feb. 1981 is crossed out, (extract reprinted in Hē Lexē, 45 (June 1985), 546; "Hena cheri" ["A Hand"]; "Ho zōgraphos kai to montelo tou" ["The Painter and his Model"] (Spring 1982); "Gia kapnistes mono" ["Smokers Only"]; "Hē periptōsē tou chamenou patōmatos" ["The Case of the Missing Floor"]; "Hē phrasē pou teleiōse." There is also Tsitselē's autograph manuscript list of contents; autograph notes regarding the Greek translation of the book and typographical layout of texts; original and photocopies of the autograph and typed manuscript translations in Greek with handwritten emendations; autograph of an authorial note published at the end of the book, as well as the English and Greek blurb published on the back cover of her book. Apparently prepared for publicity material for Kedros (publisher) at Frankfurt book fair.


This subseries has been organized alphabetically by title.

Collection History


Nothing was removed from the collection.

Processing Information

This collection was originally processed in 1998. New material was acquired and the collection was revised, reprocessed, and completed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2010. Finding aid compiled by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2010, incorporating descriptions generously prepared by Prof. Peter Mackridge.

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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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:

To chameno patōma; Kaiē Tsitselē Papers, C0801, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Published editions of these manuscripts: No Name in the Street. New York: Grove Press, 1953, Ten Seconds From Now. London: Harvill Press, 1957, The Way to Colonos. New York: Grove Press, 1960, Ho choros tōn hōrōn. Athens: Agra, 1998, Death of a Town. London: The Harvill Press, 1954 [1955]. Menēs Koumantareas: Koula . Athens: Kedros, translated by Kaiē Tsitselē, 1991.

The biographical note is based on research done by Prof. Peter Mackridge as a Library Research Fellow of the Program in Hellenic Studies, Princeton University.

Fêtes de Delphes
Galanakē, Rea
Keeley, Edmund.
Klēridē, Chrysanthē
Mackridge, Peter
Zatelē, Zyranna