Contents and Arrangement

Letters and telephone message from Octavio Paz, 1968-1988

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection chiefly consists of 30 handwritten and typewritten letters (Spanish) from the Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat Octavio Paz to Claude Esteban. Other materials include a handwritten letter (French) from Esteban to Paz; five handwritten and typewritten letters (English and French) from other correspondents to Esteban via Paz; and one handwritten hotel message (Spanish) of a phone call from Paz to Esteban. Topics chiefly relate to translations undertaken by Esteban of works written by Paz, including Blanco and El mono gram√°tico. Other topics include discussions relating to some of Esteban's writings, the literary magazine founded by Esteban, Argile, the magazine founded by Paz, Plural, the political environment in France and Mexico, and other matters.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were removed from the collection during 2018 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Open for research.

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:

Letters and telephone message from Octavio Paz; Claude Esteban Letters, C1613, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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