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Mirra Ginsburg papers, 1910-1999

Series III: Writings

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Subseries III.1: Translations of Russian Authors

Edited and final typescipts, notes, ms. drafts, page proofs, galleys. Includes essays by Ginsburg relating to the authors.



Box 13 Folder 1 Aitmatov, Chingiz The White Ship (Belyi parokhod)


Box 13 Folder 2 Alekseev, [...] Why did we come here..., New York, Nov. 18, 1949

[Soviet Diplomat, who escaped to USA from Soviet Legation in Mexico (1946?)]


Box 13 Folder 3 Alekseeva. Nina Student Years [Memoirs], [May 1949]

[Wife of Soviet Diplomat, who escaped to USA from Soviet Legation in Mexico (1946?)]


Box 13 Folder 4 Babel, Isaac The End of The Poorhouse (Konets bogadel'ni), Apr. 1948


Box 13 Folder 5 Babel, Isaac Ilya Isaakovich and Margarita Prokofievna (Il'ia Isaakovich I Margarita Prokof'evna). Includes galleys for Midstream under the title "Regards to Odessa", n.d.


Box 13 Folder 6 Babel, Isaac The Journey (Doroga), n.d.


Box 13 Folder 7 Babel, Isaac Sunset (Zakat), n.d.


Box 13 Folder 8 Babel, Isaac Sunset (Zakat) galleys for Noonday Press, [1960]


Box 13 Folder 9 Babel, Isaac Sunset (Zakat) - early versions, n.d.


Box 13 Folder 10 Babel, Isaac Sunset (Zakat) - inserts, n.d.


Box 13 Folder 11 Babel, Isaac (about); Nikolaevskii, B. The Fate of I. S. Babel., n.d.[1940s]


Box 13 Folder 12 Babel, Isaac (about) Translator's Notes


Box 13 Folder 13 Bakhnov, Vladlen Twelve Holidays

[From The Air of Mars and Other Stories of Space and Time]


Box 13 Folder 14 Beliaev, A. "In the Crooked Mirror of Sovietology"("V Krivom Zerkale Sovetologii"), [1972]

[Article published in Pravda, Mar. 14, 1972]



Box 14 Folder 1 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich Bliss (Blazhenstvo) - photocopy of edited typescript.


Box 14 Folder 2 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich Bliss (Blazhenstvo) - versions and drafts


Box 14 Folder 3 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich Bliss (Blazhenstvo) - ms. notes and background


Box 14 Folder 4 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich Flight (Beg) - edited typescript, [1969]


Box 14 Folder 5 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich Flight (Beg) - summary typescript


Box 14 Folder 6 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich Flight (Beg) - Introduction (edited typescript)


Box 14 Folder 7 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich Flight (Beg) - ms notes and background


Box 14 Folder 8 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich The Life of Monsieur De Moliere (Zhizn' Gospodina de Mol'era)- edited typescript


Box 14 Folder 9 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich The Life of Monsieur De Moliere (Zhizn' Gospodina de Mol'era) - translator preface (including notes, drafts and galleys)


Box 14 Folder 10 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich The Life of Monsieur De Moliere (Zhizn' Gospodina de Mol'era) - ms notes and background


Box 14 Folder 11 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich Master and Margarita (Master I Margarita) - Introduction drafts


Box 14 Folder 12 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich Master and Margarita (Master I Margarita) - ms notes and background


Box 14 Folder 13 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich Master and Margarita (Master I Margarita) - notes and letter drafts re:comparison of Ginsburg and Glenny translations, [1967]

[See also correspondence with Blake Hill, Patricia, New York Times Book Review, and Publishers Weekly]


Box 14 Folder 14 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich (about) Biographical Notes on Bulgakov by MG - edited typescripts


Box 14 Folder 15 Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanas'evich (about) Mikhail Bulgakov:The Fate of a Soviet Writer (essay) - edited typescripts


Box 14 Folder 16 Chukovskii, Kornei Ookie-Spooky



Box 15 Folder 1 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Besy - sample translation by MG of first few pages


Box 15 Folder 2 - 3 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Notes From Underground (Zapiski Iz Podpol'ia) - Edited Typescripts


Box 15 Folder 4 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Notes From Underground (Zapiski Iz Podpol'ia) - retyped pages


Box 15 Folder 5 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Notes From Underground (Zapiski Iz Podpol'ia)- translator's note (edited typescripts)


Box 15 Folder 6 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Notes From Underground (Zapiski Iz Podpol'ia)- notes and drafts


Box 15 Folder 7 Gogol', Nikolai Vasil'evich The May Night (Maiskaia Noch') - fragment, [1930s]


Box 15 Folder 8 Granin, Daniil "And Yet...", [1967]

[Translation of article, written for the No. 1, 1967 Issue of Inostrannaia Literatura.]


Box 15 Folder 9 Iordanashvili, E. Objective Meoylla

[Translation published in Ultimate Threshold anthology]


Box 15 Folder 10 Ivanov, Vsevolod The Encounter, [1930s]


Box 15 Folder 11 Kataev, Valentin Bearded Infant (Borodatyi Maliutka); Turmoil, [1930s]


Box 15 Folder 12 Kosterina, Nina Diary of Nina Kosterina, 1962

[Includes Russian text with notes by MG]


Box 15 Folder 13 Kuprin, A. I. (Aleksandr Ivanovich) Hero, Leander, and the Shepherd, [1930s]

[Published in Story magazine, Sep. 1934 - first publication of MG]


Box 15 Folder 14 Nabokov, Vladimir The Calamity; The Port, [1930s]

[From Vozvarshchenie Chorba, Berlin: Slovo, 1930]


Box 15 Folder 15 - 16 Obukhova, Lidiia Lilith (Lilit) - Edited typescripts

[Published in English as Daughter of the Night]



Box 16 Folder 1 Obukhova, Lidiia Lilith (Lilit) - retyped pages and notes

[Published in English as Daughter of the Night]


Box 16 Folder 2 Obukhova, Lidiia Lilith (Lilit) - Edited photocopy of typescript

[Published in English as Daughter of the Night]



Box 19 Folder 3 Parnov, Eremei.

[See Yemtsev, M; Parnov, Eremei.]



Box 16 Folder 3 Pasternak, Boris (about) Boris Pasternak and the Union of Soviet Writers: stenographic record of the Moscow writers meeting, Oct. 31, 1958, 1966


Box 16 Folder 4 Pil'niak, Boris Wormwood (fragments), Mar. 1932


Box 16 Folder 5 Platonov, Andrei Foundation Pit (Kotlovan) - edited typescript & additional pages.


Box 16 Folder 6 Platonov, Andrei Foundation Pit (Kotlovan) - edited typescript


Box 16 Folder 7 Platonov, Andrei Foundation Pit (Kotlovan) - uncorrected page proofs


Box 16 Folder 8 Platonov, Andrei Foundation Pit (Kotlovan) - introduction


Box 16 Folder 9 Platonov, Andrei Foundation Pit (Kotlovan) - notes


Box 16 Folder 10 Prishvin, Mikhail The Dappled Horse, [1930s]


Box 16 Folder 11 Razgovorov, Nikita Four Fours



Box 17 Folder 1 Remizov, Aleksei Edited typescripts and drafts


Box 17 Folder 2 Remizov, Aleksei (about) "Translating Remizov" - talk at a conference on A. Remizov, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, May 1985


Box 17 Folder 3 Remizov, Aleksei (about) Translating Remizov - notes


Box 17 Folder 4 Romanov, Panteleimon The Bad Number; The Kulaks (Kulaki), [1930s]


Box 17 Folder 5 Sapgir, Genrikh The Ogre and the Princess (Printsessa i Liudoed), notes


Box 17 Folder 6 Shvarts, Evgenii, Summary of four plays (Golyi Korol'; Ten'; Drakon, Obyknovennoe Chudo)


Box 17 Folder 7 Suteev, Victor What Kind of Bird Is That


Box 17 Folder 8 Teffi, N. A. The Unalive Beast, [1940s]


Box 17 Folder 9 -10 Tynianov, IUrii Lieteunant Kije (Podporuchik Kizhe) - edited typescripts

[Alternative title by MG - Lietenant Nants]


Box 17 Folder 11 Tynianov, IUrii Lieteunant Kije (Podporuchik Kizhe) - ms draft


Box 17 Folder 12 Tynianov, IUrii Young Vitushishnikov (Maloletnii Vitushishnikov) - edited typescripts



Box 18 Folder 1 Tynianov, IUrii Young Vitushishnikov (Maloletnii Vitushishnikov) - ms drafts and rewritten pages


Box 18 Folder 2 Tynianov, IUrii Introduction for Eridanos Press edition - edited typescripts

[Edition included Lieteunant Kije and Young Vitushishnikov]


Box 18 Folder 3 Tynianov, IUrii Introduction for Eridanos Press edition - notes


Box 18 Folder 4 - 6 Tynianov, IUrii Eridanos Press edited page proofs



Box 19 Folder 1 Tynianov, IUrii Three Tsars proposal (proposal for collection of three novellas: Lieteunant Kije, Young Vitushishnikov, The Wax Figure )


Box 19 Folder 2 Tynianov, IUrii (about) Notes for Tynianov translation


Box 19 Folder 3 Yemtsev, M; Parnov, Eremei. The Fall of the Supernova


Box 19 Folder 4 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich The Flea (Blokha) - [final] typesctipt


Box 19 Folder 5 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich The Flea (Blokha) - edited typesctipt


Box 19 Folder 6 - 8 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich Soviet Heretic (essays) - Edited Typescripts



Box 20 Folder 1 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich Soviet Heretic (essays) - Notes


Box 20 Folder 2 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich We (My) - edited typescript


Box 20 Folder 3 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich We (My) - introduction


Box 20 Folder 4 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich We (My) - notes and revisions


Box 20 Folder 5 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich Introduction to The Dragon (draft)

[The Dragon - a collection of 15 short stories, translated by MG, published 1967]


Box 20 Folder 6 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich Notes on Zamiatin


Box 20 Folder 7 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich Reprints of essays: Backstage, H. G. Wells, 1969


Subseries III.2: Folk and fairy tales


Folk Tale Anthologies

Anthology files include proposals, sample translations, page proofs, illustrations and notes.


Box 20 Folder 8 Russian Fable, Folk and Fairy Tales anthology - proposal and sample translations, 1965


Box 20 Folder 9 How It Came to Be - Rissian Folk Tales


Box 20 Folder 10 Regional Folk Tales anthology proposal, translations: Genta (Udege); Kheverik (The Lazies) - (Tuvan); The Mare's Head (Russian); Birch Sap; The Fox and the Magpies; How the Fox Became Red; The Pretty Chipmonk (Altai), [1970s]



Box 21 Folder 1 The Master of the Winds - Tales from Siberia, 1970


Box 21 Folder 2 The Kaha Bird - Tales from the Steppes of Central Asia, [1971 - 1973]


Box 21 Folder 3 How Wilka Went to Sea - Tales from West of Urals, [1970s]


Box 21 Folder 4 12 Clever Brothers and Other Fools anthology - edited typescripts, [1982]


Adaptations of Single tales


Box 21 Folder 5 The Apple Seed


Box 21 Folder 6 Clay Boy and The Little White Goat With The Golden Horns (Russian)


Box 21 Folder 7 The Horse and the Ox (Latvian)


Box 21 Folder 8 Kitten From 1 To 10


Box 21 Folder 9 Little Rystu (Altai tale)


Box 21 Folder 10 Living Water (Tofalar)


Box 21 Folder 11 The Magic Stove (Russian)


Box 21 Folder 12 The Night It Rained Pancakes (Rissian)


Box 21 Folder 13 Striding Slippers (Udmurt)


Subseries III.3: Singer


Translations

Translations (all but one from Yiddish to English) made 1959 - 1966. Edited typescripts (often multiple versions), notes, sometimes other related material.


Box 21 Folder 14 Altele


Box 21 Folder 15 Big and Little


Box 21 Folder 16 Gimpel-Durak (Gimpel the Fool) and an introductory article

[Translation from Yiddish to Russian]


Box 21 Folder 17 A Jewish Writer and the Yiddish Writer


Box 21 Folder 18 The Lecture


Box 21 Folder 19 The One Who Was Called Back


Box 21 Folder 20 The Slaughterer


Box 21 Folder 21 Taibele and Hurmizah


Box 21 Folder 22 The Wager


Box 21 Folder 23 Yash, the Chimney Sweep


Box 21 Folder 24 Zeitl and Rickel


Box 21 Folder 25 Yiddish originals (Forward newspaper clippings), 1959 - 1966


Box 21 Folder 26 Translator's Notes, [1960s]


Subseries III.4: Singer Book project



Box 22 Folder 1 Interviews - Edited Typescripts, 1968


Box 22 Folder 2 Interviews - first version, n.d.


Box 22 Folder 3 Notes and background Material


Subseries III.5: Singer Book projectAnthologies

Translations, proposals and notes for anthologies (for anthologies of folk tales see Tales subseries). Alphabetical by title


Box 22 Folder 4 Dead Fiddler - texts and notes, [1959]


Box 22 Folder 5 The Fatal Eggs - corrected page proofs, cover, notes.


Box 22 Folder 6 Ultimate Threshold - Preface, notes and drafts


Subseries III.6: Singer Book projectEssays and notes

Essays and miscellaneous notes


Box 22 Folder 7 Young Voices in Soviet Literature (research paper published by the Independent Service for Information on the Vienna Youth Festival)


Box 22 Folder 8 Russian Revolutionary Movements - essay, n.d.


Box 22 Folder 9 Children's Authors - essay, Feb. 1992


Box 22 Folder 10 Talks on Translation (various conferences), 1973 - [1990s]


Box 22 Folder 11 Early notes and drafts, [1929 - 1930s]


Box 22 Folder 12 Notes on Tales and Poems for Children, n.d.


Box 22 Folder 13 Chukovskii, Kornei Notes and drafts on K. I. Chukovskii, [1965 - 1969]


Box 22 Folder 14 Kaverin, Veniamin Notes on books by Kaverin


Box 22 Folder 15 Notes on Bible in Eastern and Western Cultures, n.d.



Box 23 Folder 1 [Notes in Yiddish], n.d.


Box 23 Folder 2 Notes on depression and dreams, 1972 - 1993


Box 23 Folder 3 Miscellaneous notes, [1973 - 1993]


Box 23 Folder 4 Miscellaneous notes, n.d.