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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 (mss): 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


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 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:

Margo Glantz Papers; 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:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-24