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Collection Overview

Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Thomas Colchie '64 Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/z316q446s
Dates:
1968-2003
Size:
3 boxes and 1.25 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Boxes B-000882; B-000884; B-000883

Abstract

Thomas Colchie (Princeton University alumnus, Class of 1964), is a translator, editor, and literary agent with a specialization in Latin America. His papers consists of correspondence from Jorge Amado, António Lobo Antunes, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Oswaldo França Júnior, Ignácio de Loyola Brandão, Manuel Puig, Murilo Rubião, Ernesto Sábato, José Saramago, Moacyr Scliar, João Ubaldo Ribeiro, José Luandino Vieira, Néstor Almendros, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Elizabeth Bishop, João Cabral de Melo Neto, Joaquim Cardozo, Philip Roth, and Alan Warner.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Thomas Colchie's papers consist of Colchie's personal and professional correspondence with authors including Jorge Amado, António Lobo Antunes, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Oswaldo França Júnior, Ignácio de Loyola Brandão, Manuel Puig, Murilo Rubião, Ernesto Sábato, José Saramago, Moacyr Scliar, João Ubaldo Ribeiro, José Luandino Vieira, Néstor Almendros, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Elizabeth Bishop, João Cabral de Melo Neto, Joaquim Cardozo, Philip Roth, and Alan Warner.

Arrangement:

Organized into the following series: Series 1: Correspondence.

Collection Creator Biography:

Colchie, Thomas.

Thomas Colchie (Princeton University alumnus, Class of 1964), is a translator, editor, and literary agent (The Colchie Agency) with a specialization in Latin America. He is the editor of A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes and A Whistler in the Nightworld both of which feature short stories of Latin American Boom and post-Boom writers. Through The Colchie Agency he represented Reynaldo Arenas' and Manuel Puig. He wrote an introduction to Arenas' Hallucinations, or, the ill-fated peregrinations of Fray Servando. His translations include Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman and, together with Elizabeth Bishop, Gregory Rabassa, and Mark Strand translated Carlos Drummond de Andrade's Travelling in the Family. He was a personal friend of Jorge Amado and wrote an article in the Washington Post titled, "The life of a Latin American literary giant parallels the story of a tumultuous century" shortly after Amado's death in 2001.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift, 2017 (AM 2017-10).

Archival Appraisal Information:

Nothing was removed from the 2017 processing.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez with the assistance of Rachel Dubin in March 2017. Finding aid written by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez in March 2017.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Correspondence of the following individuals is closed until their death: António Lobo Antunes, Ignácio de Loyola Brandão, José Luandino Vieira, Philip Roth, and Alan Warner.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

Thomas Colchie '64 Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/z316q446s
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184