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Elytēs, Odysseas, 1953-1997
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of papers of Antōnēs Dekavalles. Includes correspondence with his friend and fellow poet, translator, and editor, Kimon Friar (1911-1993). There are signed autograph and typed letters by Friar with many drafts and carbon copies of replies by Dekavalles, and miscellaneous manuscripts of articles and reviews by and about Friar. Some of their letters to each other contain poetry.
Also present are: a general file of correspondence (1950-1989), mostly in Greek; autograph manuscripts and typescripts; drafts; notes; and reviews of Dekavalles's books -- An mas plēgōsei ho hēlios (1992), Joints, Ships, Ransoms (1976), Ōkeanides (1970), and Ransoms to Time (1984); miscellaneous verse translated into English by Dekavalles, Kimon Friar, and others; files related to his involvement with Books Abroad, The Charioteer, and the Modern Greek Studies Association; and subject files of manuscripts, correspondence, and related material of a number of Greek writers, such as Odysseas Elytēs, Kimon Friar, Nikos Kazantzakis, Spyros Plaskovitēs, Pantelēs Prevalakēs, Antōnēs Samarakēs, George Seferis, and Angelos Sikelianos. Included also is a draft of Daughters of Sappho (1993) containing works of contemporary Greek women poets, edited and translated into English by Rae Dalven.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Nothing was removed from the collection.
Access & Use
- 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:
Elytēs, Odysseas; Antōnēs Dekavalles Papers, C0833, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 21