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Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of incoming letter from writers, scholars, and friends (circa 1958-2016), along with nine binders containing photocopied letters (1902-1957) of the Greek novelist Nikos Kazantzakis collected by Bien. There are also (9) photocopied Kazantzakis's own notebooks; Bien's notebooks (general and miscellaneous) containing clippings and other materials that relate to Kazantzakis's works and career; notebooks containing Bien's reading notes from secondary and primary materials or both; small notebooks with material he read. There are also typescripts; a copy of Kazantzakis's "Vios kai politeia tou Alexe Zorba" with marginal notes by Bien and three printed bibliographies: Katsimpale bibliography N. Kazantzakē A 1906-1948, Perantonakē bibliography N. Kazantzakē 1973-2002, and Mantatophoros #5 November 1974. There are also two small file boxes.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials were removed from the collection during 2022 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single copies 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 Special Collections 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:
Letters; Peter A. Bien Papers, C1527, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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