Contents and Arrangement

Miscellaneous Short Stories, 1943-1964

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Includes typescripts of untitled early stories on pink paper with note "First Mss KC" together with a typescript beginning "The rubbish-gatherer tramped," which was published under the title the "Twilight in Athens" and the pseudonym Helen Diamantis in Orientations, 9 (Cairo, April 1943), 40-41. There is aslo an autograph manuscript draft of the story entitled "Decline" signed "K.C. 16.8.43," with later penciled note added by the author: "aged 15? perhaps my very first story - never published thank God" [this is not true since "Bread" and "Twilight in Athens" had already been published; carbon copies of the short stories: "Mother Nature" published in Paris Review, 6 (Summer 1954); "End of Season" or "The Proxy" dated October 1953 and published in Death of a Town (1954); "Orpheus in Hades" dated Sept. 17th, 1954 and published in The Atlantic, 195/6 (1955); "Journey into Language" published in International PEN Bulletin of Selected Books, 7/1 (Spring 1956), 3-8 and elsewhere; typescript of "A Carnival Masque" published in Envoy, London, Feb. 1956, 12-13, 23-24, 26; two typescripts of the story "Exposure" signed and dated April 7th, 1964, both bearing handwritten emendations and one the hanwritten note: "published only in Greek, I think Epoches certainly not in book form." There is also an autograph manuscript draft (undated) of the same story with croseed out title "The Removal." Included in the folder is a typescript of an original English text titled "Two Windows" by Tsitselē which was then translated by Lina Kasdaglē and published in journal Epoches, 35 (March 1966), 218-222; "The Ghost Goes East" (autograph note on first page reads: "This must be ancient - 1955/6/7?"); "The Parting of the Waters" dated 9.10.52 with handwritten corrections; a carbon copy of "Greek Awakening"; and an autograph manuscript of "A time to Say Goodnight," dated 14.9.54.


This subseries has been organized both alphabetically and chronologically.

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.

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:

Miscellaneous Short Stories; 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