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Glantz, Margo
Margo Glantz Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1956-2009 (mostly 1976-2003)
24 boxes
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-24


Consists of the writings, correspondence, and audiovisual recordings of the Mexican novelist, essayist, and literary scholar Margo Glantz (1930- ).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typed manuscript drafts with author corrections of several of her major works: Las mil y una calorías, No pronunciarás, Doscientas ballenas azules, Las genealogías, Síndrome de naufragios, De la amorosa inclinación a enredarse en cabellos, Apariciones, and Saña. Typed manuscript drafts of short stories, critical essays and talks, and theatrical, radio, and TV adaptations of La hija del Judío also appear in the collection. Correspondence consists of letters from friends, scholars, and Latin American writers, including Angélica Gorodischer, José Kozer, Juan Antonio Masoliver Ródenas, Sergio Pitol, Mercedes Valdivieso, and Luisa Valenzuela. The collection also includes audiovisual material about Glantz and about numerous writers and intellectuals (mostly Mexican), such as audiocassette, CD, DVD, and VHS recordings of Glantz's interviews and TV and radio appearances.

Collection Creator Biography:

Glantz, Margo

Margo Glantz is a Mexican novelist, essayist, and literary scholar. She was born in Mexico City on January 28, 1930, to Jacobo Glantz and Elizabeth Shapiro, Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine. She earned a Masters in Modern Letters at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) in 1953, and completed a doctorate in Hispanic Literature at the Sorbonne. After her return to Mexico, she joined the UNAM faculty in 1959, where she spent most of her career. She taught for four years at Montclair State University (1970-1974) and was appointed the Mexican Cultural Attaché in London (1986-1988). From 1982 to 1983, she served as the Director of Publications and Libraries in the Mexican Department of Education and as the Director of Literature at the National Institute of Fine Arts (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes) from 1983 to 1986. Her literary criticism brought international attention to the poetry of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Her most well-known work, Las genealogías (1981), explores her family history, beginning in early twentieth-century Ukraine and culminating in Mexico in the 1980s.

Collection History


Purchased from Margo Glantz in January 2010 (AM 2010-79).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

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

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:

Margo Glantz Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-24