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Vitti, Mario.
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Mario Vitti Papers
Manuscripts Division
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5 boxes
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-5


Consists of papers of Mario Vitti, an Italian author, translator, and educator specializing in modern Greek literature. Included are letters (1947-1992) from Greek, Turkish, Italian, and other poets and authors, and manuscripts of Greek authors collected by Vitti.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The manuscripts of Greek and Turkish poets and writers collected by Vitti include poetry of Melih Cevdet Anday translated into French by Sabahattin Eyuboğlu, poetry of Necati Cumali and İlhan Berk translated into French by Tahsin Sarac, poetry of Andreas Empeirikos and Miltos Sachtourēs translated into Italian by Mario Vitti, various drafts of the novel Antipoiēsis Archēs (1979) by Alexandros Kotzias, and several manuscripts of various works by Odysseas Elytēs, including autobiographical material, a copy of his speech "Discours à Stockholme" on receiving the Nobel Prize for literature in 1979, typescripts of these collections of poetry, Prosanatolismoi (1936), Hēlios Ho Prōtos (1943?) and Asma Hēroiko kai Penthimo gia ton Chameno Anthypolochago tēs Alvanias (1971). Also present are a few photographs of Greek writers such as Nikos Kasdaglēs, Menēs Koumantareas and Giannēs Skarimpas.

Collection Creator Biography:

Vitti, Mario.

Mario Vitti was an Italian author, translator, and educator specializing in modern Greek literature.

Collection History


Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic fund.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was edited by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2011.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

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.

No photocopies are to be provided to researchers during the lifetime of Vitti: one boxed set with detailed autograph annotations, and one boxed set with coded underlinings of Prosanatolismoi (1970), Hēlios Ho Prōtos (1971), and Asma Hērōiko kai Penthimo gia ton Chameno Anthypolochago tēs Alvanias (1971).

Credit this material:

Mario Vitti Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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