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Creator:
Saint-John Perse, 1887-1975.
Title:
Saint-John Perse Pléiade Edition Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/8336h265w
Dates:
1966-1971
Size:
2 boxes and .8 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2
Language:
English

Abstract

Saint-John Perse, pseudonym of Alexis Leger, was a major French poet, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1960. Consists of working editorial files and author letters for the Pléiade edition of Leger's complete works, published by the French publisher Gallimard in 1972.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of working editorial files and author letters for the Pléiade edition of Leger's complete works, published by the French publisher Gallimard in 1972. Included are 18 autographed signed letters (45 pages), 10 typed signed letters (14 pages), 2 copies of manuscripts (12 pages), 8 typed manuscripts with minor corrections (18 pages), 2 telegrams, 2 envelopes, and 14 "tetes de dossiers" manuscripts. Œuvres complètes (Paris: Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Gallimard, 1972) was the definitive edition of the poet's work. Leger designed and edited the volume, which includes a detailed chronology of his life, speeches, tributes, hundreds of letters, notes, a bibliography of the secondary literature, and extensive extracts from those parts of that literature the author liked.

Arrangement

Current folder structure reflects the collection's original organization in three-ring binders at the time of purchase.

Collection Creator Biography:

Saint-John Perse, 1887-1975.

Saint-John Perse, pseudonym of Alexis Leger, was a major French poet, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1960. He was also an important French diplomat from 1917 to 1940. From 1940 until 1967, Leger lived in the United States.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchase, 2012 .

Appraisal

No materials were separated during 2012 processing.

Processing Information

Folder inventory prepared by Feng Zhu '2014 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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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:

Saint-John Perse Pléiade Edition Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/8336h265w
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2