Antón Arrufat Papers


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Antón Arrufat Papers

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1953-1991 (mostly 1960-1972)

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General notes

The Antón Arrufat Papers consists of writings by Antón Arrufat and others, and correspondence of Antón Arrufat. The collection includes poems by Arrufat, a notebook for the novel La Caja Está Cerrada, poems and short stories by Virgilio Piñera, and a partial manuscript and correspondence related to a Spanish translation of Witold Gombrowicz's novel, Ferdydurke. Gombrowicz is a Polish writer who lived in Argentina for 25 years. The strength of the collection are the original writings of Arrufat, and his correspondence with Argentinian writers Julio Cortázar and José Bianco, Cuban writers Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Virgilio Piñera, Calvert Casey, and José Triana, and Mexican writers Juan Vicente Melo, Juan José Arreola, and José Emilio Pacheco.

Content notes

The papers are divided in the following series: 1. Writings, 1953-1970; 2. General Correspondence , 1955-1991; 3. Papers by Others 1963-1972



0.45 linear feet, 1 box


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