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Perlongher, Néstor, 1949-1992
Néstor Perlongher Letters to Martha "Beba" Eguía and Ricardo Piglia
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of 24 letters from Argentine poet, activist, and anthropologist Néstor Perlongher (1945-1992) to artist and translator Martha "Beba" Eguía and her husband, the novelist Ricardo Piglia, including a draft of "Evita Vive."

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of 24 letters and a short story draft Néstor Perlongher sent to artist and translator Martha "Beba" Eguía and her husband, the novelist Ricardo Piglia, during the last three years of his life. There are 23 letters from Perlongher to Martha "Beba" Eguía and one letter to Ricardo Piglia, which is a cover letter that accompanies a photocopy of a draft of the short story "Evita Vive." The letters discuss his creative and political work, personal matters, and declining health.


Arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Perlongher, Néstor, 1949-1992

Néstor Perlongher (1945-1992) was an Argentine poet, activist, and anthropologist who lived the last decade of life in São Paulo, Brazil. One of the founders of the political organization Liberación Homosexual en la Argentina, Perlongher was detained by the military government in 1976. In 1981 he moved to São Paulo, where he earned a degree in sociology and then served as faculty member at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). He died of AIDS in 1992.

Collection History


Purchase, 2012 (AM-2012-79).


No materials were separated from the collection during 2018 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jill Baron in April 2012. Finding aid written by Jill Baron in April 2012.

The finding aid was revised by Kelly Bolding in August 2018.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Néstor Perlongher Letters to Martha "Beba" Eguía and Ricardo Piglia; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1