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Schocken Books records on Franz Kafka, 1940-1977

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1133
Bib ID 4079740 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Schocken Books
Title Schocken Books records on Franz Kafka, 1940-1977
Physical Description 1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language(s) English , German .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged. Titles: A-G. (Box 1), J-P. (Box 2).

Description

Summary

Correspondence, memoranda, photoreproductions of manuscript excerpts by Kafka, publicity files, production records, and printed materials for the works of the Austrian author, Franz Kafka, in German and English translations, 1940-1977. These extant files were set aside by David Rome, the former president of Schocken Books, after the firm was purchased by Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, several years ago. The files consist mainly of production files for the first American editions of THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA (1946), LETTERS TO MILENA (1948), ERZAHLUNGEN UND KLEINE PROSA (1957), and FRANZ KAFKA: BRIEFE (l958). Also included is a publicity file aimed at American Jewish organizations and college and university German departments promoting SAMLICHE WERKE edited by Max Brod as well as his biography of Kafka, and a marked master galley proof for PARABLES AND PARADOXES (1958). Also included are photocopies and mimeograph copies of playscripts based on Kafka's DIARY and METAMORPHOSES and a script by Michael McClure, JOSEPHINE, based on a character of the same name in Kafka's story, THE MOUSE FOLK. There is correspondence with Professor Heinz Pollitzer concerning the promotion of publishing Kafka's writings in the early 1960s. The printed materials are chiefly book reviews of Kafka's publications and some scholarly articles on Kafka.

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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); Schocken Books records on Franz Kafka; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Nahum N. Glatzer Papers, Divinity Library, Vanderbilt University. Collection comprises several boxes of materials dealing with Schocken Books'publications during Nahum Norbert Glatzer's tenure as director.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Schocken Books, Inc. via Pantheon, a division of Random House, Inc., 1989.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Records Processed 05/--/90.

Revision Description

June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

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Austrian literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Bauer, Felice, 1887-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brod, Max, 1884-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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McClure, Michael Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Politzer, Heinz, 1910-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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