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Hasson, Liliane
Liliane Hasson Collection of Latin American Writers
Manuscripts Division
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6 boxes and 2.0 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • This is stored in multiple locations.
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes 1-4; B-001192
  • Firestone Library (scahsvm): Box 6


Contains the letters of Reinaldo Arenas and other Latin American authors to the French translator Liliane Hasson. Also includes copies of manuscripts by Arenas and others, photographs, and audio recordings of interviews with Latin American writers.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence between Hasson and Latin American writers and artists as well as copies of manuscripts by such Latin American authors as Reinaldo Arenas and Roberto Valero. Also includes photographs and audio recordings of interviews with Latin American writers.


Arranged in the following series and subseries:

Collection Creator Biography:

Hasson, Liliane

Liliane Hasson is a French writer and translator of Cuban literature. She was born in London, but moved to France when she was two. She studied Hispanic Literature at the Sorbonne, and translated the works of such Cuban writers as Reinaldo Arenas, Virgilio Piñera, Antonio José Ponte, Guillermo Rosales, and Carlos Victoria. She has also translated the works of the Spanish writer Benito Pérez Galdós. She has written books on Cuban culture and literature, including a biographical essay on the life of Arenas. She is a professor emerita in the Département d'Études Hispaniques at the Université de Nantes.

Collection History


Initial acquisition purchased from Liliane Hasson in April 1996 . A later addition was purchased from Liliane Hasson in November 2010 .


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Alyssa Meyers in 2010. Finding aid written by Alyssa Meyers in 2010.

Finding aid updated by Faith Charlton in 2018. During 2022, restrictions were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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:

Liliane Hasson Collection of Latin American Writers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • This is stored in multiple locations.
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes 1-4; B-001192
  • Firestone Library (scahsvm): Box 6