Virgilio Piñera Collection


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Virgilio Piñera Collection

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Consists of a small collection of works by the Cuban dramatist, novelist, poet and literary critic, Virgilio Piñera, including manuscripts of various poems, an unfinished play, Un Pico O Un Pala?, theatrical sketches, and El Guante De Crin, a prose essay. The collection also contains Piñera's extensive correspondence with Humberto Rodriguez Tomeu (1919-1994), a Cuban short story writer and translator, and Witold Gombrowicz's correspondence with Rodríguez Tomeu. Also included are an audiocassette of Piñera reading his poetry, photographs of Piñera (1946-1960s), and programs from various productions of Piñera plays in Cuba and England.

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Contents and Arrangement
Series 1: Writings, 1944-1979
Subseries 1A: Poetry, 1944-1976
Subseries 1B: Plays, 1960-1979
Subseries 1C: Prose, 1945
Series 2: Correspondence, 1959-1983
Series 3: Papers of Others, 1950-1984
Series 4: Photographs, 1946-1969
Series 5: Audiotape, 1979
Series 6: Printed Material, 1941-1995



0.25 cubic feet, 1 box


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