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At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Box 1: Cataloged correspondence & manuscripts, C. Maurras's "Comments.."& L. Roudiez' "Maurras.."; Box 2: J. Kristeva's "Powers of horror."; Box 3 & 4: J. Kristeva's "Desire in language."; Box 4: L. Roudiez' "French fiction today.".
Correspondence, manuscripts and page proofs. The correspondence includes 12 letters from Roland Barthes, 1963-1978, concerning French literature in French and American universities, and one letter from Charles Maurras and his comments on Roudiez's Columbia University dissertation (1950), CHARLES MAURRAS: GENESIS OF A REACTION; also a typescript of the translation and revision of the dissertation, MAURRAS JUSQU'À L'ACTION FRANC̦AISE, published in Paris in 1957. In addition, there are several typescript drafts and page proofs all with holograph corrections for Roudiez's translations of Julia Kristeva's DESIRE IN LANGUAGE (New York: Columbia University Press, 1980) and POWERS OF HORROR (New York: Columbia University Press, 1982); and the typescript for Roudiez's book FRENCH FICTION TODAY(New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1972)
1992 Addition: 4 letters from Jean Albert Bédé, 1 letter from Albert Camus, 7 letters from Henri Massis, and 1 letter from Henri Peyre have been added.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Leon Samuel Roudiez papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Leon S. Roudiez, 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1992.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Entered in AMC 11/28/90.
Letters Cataloged HR 12/30/92.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Professor of French at Columbia University (M.A., 1940; Ph.D., 1950).