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Seferis, George, 1939-1971
Collection Description & Creator Information
This collection consists of selected papers of Seferis. Included are three manuscripts by Seferis--"Diary Kept at Princeton, 1968," his "Declaration of March 28, 1969," against the Greek junta, and "Letter to Rex Warner" (published 1972)--and correspondence and collected papers of Lawrence Durrell, T. S. Eliot, and Henry Miller. Present are 42 letters (1939-1978) by Henry Miller to George and Maro Seferis, Miller's original 1939 manuscript journal, First Impressions of Greece (Santa Barbara : Capra Press, 1973), a typescript of "When Do Angels Cease to Resemble Themselves? A Study of Rimbaud" (Norfolk, Conn.: New Directions, 1946), two extracts from The Colossus of Maroussi (San Francisco: Colt Press, 1941), and correspondence and printed matter related to Henry Miller.
There are 17 letters (1935-1963) by T. S. Eliot to Seferis, with some related correspondence and printed matter, and several letters, three poetry translations (in English), and a phonograph recording by Lawrence Durrell. There is a miscellaneous correspondence with Sophia Antzaka, Cevat Capan, Kyriakos Chrysostomidis, Edmund Keeley, Maro Seferis, and others, as well as correspondence with Princeton University (1965) and about trips to the United States in 1968. Also present are manuscripts by Odysseas Elytes, Nikos Gkatsos, "Amorgos," and Angelos Sikelianos, "Akritika, 1941-1942."
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- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- 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:
Seferis, George; Selected Papers of George Seferis, C0816, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1