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Alexēs Aslanoglou Papers
Manuscripts Division
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0.2 linear feet and 1 box
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Firestone Library (scamss): Box B-001818
Greek, Modern


The collection consists of autograph manuscripts and typescripts of Aslanoglou works.

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of two notebooks containing Aslanoglou's handwritten translation in Greek of a lecture by Albert Camus; a typescript of a poetry collection titled "Nosokomeio ekstrateias", 1971; and loose leaves of typescripts of other poems (1951-1971).

Collection Creator Biography:

Aslanoglou, Alexēs

Alexēs Aslanoglou, literary prseudonym of Nikolaos Arslanoglou, was born in Thessalonikē in 1931 by parents coming from Asia Minor. He belongs to the second post-war generation of Greek poets. He appeared on the Greek literary scene in 1952 with the poetic one-act play "Sea and Synchronization". He also published many poetic collections such as "Difficult Death" (1954), "Myronas's Death" (1960), "Poems for a Summer" (1963), "Field Hospital" (1972), "Crude Oil" (1974), "The Difficult Death" (a concise poem anthology, 1978, 1985), "Odes to the Prince" (1981, 1991), "Three Poems" (1987). In 1979, he moved from Thessalonikē to Athens. He traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was awarded a distinction by the Municipality of Thessalonikē (1957) and a grant by the Ministry of Culture (1974-1976, 1994). He was also honoured by the Municipality of Athens (1986). He died in Athens in 1996.

Collection History


Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund (AM 2019-127).


No materials were removed from the collection during 2021 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in December 2021. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in Decemeber 2021.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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 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:

Alexēs Aslanoglou Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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