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Leon Samuel Roudiez papers, 1947-1982

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1093
Bib ID 4079588 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Roudiez, Leon S (Leon Samuel), 1917-2004
Title Leon Samuel Roudiez papers, 1947-1982
Physical Description 2 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language(s) English , French .

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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.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC 11/28/90.

Letters Cataloged HR 12/30/92.

Subject Headings

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Drafts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Authors, French Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barthes, Roland Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bédé, Jean Albert Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Camus, Albert, 1913-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Critics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
French fiction Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
French literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
French teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kristeva, Julia, 1941- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Massis, Henri, 1886-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maurras, Charles, 1868-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Peyre, Henri, 1901-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Translators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women authors, French Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of French at Columbia University (M.A., 1940; Ph.D., 1950).