Collection ID: LMC 2628
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Manea, Norman.
Abstract:
The Manea mss., 1980-2014, consists of the papers of acclaimed Romanian author Norman Manea, 1936- .
Extent:
28.75 Linear Feet (23 boxes)
Language:
Materials are in English , Romanian , and German . A few materials are also in French and Italian .
Preferred citation:

[Item], Manea mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Scope and Content:

The collection is comprised mainly of drafts and translations of Manea's literary works. Also included are correspondence, transcripts of interviews, and audio-visual materials.

Biographical / Historical:

Norman Manea, 1936- , is a Romanian author. He was born on July 19, 1936 in Bukovina, Romania. During World War II, Manea and his family were sent to a concentration camp in Transnistria. They all survived. He returned to his hometown, where he excelled in school. His first profession was engineering, and he graduated from the Construction Institute in Bucharest in 1959 with a master's degree in hydraulic engineering. After publishing several works of fiction, Manea turned to writing full-time in 1974. He has published approximately twenty novels, short stories, and essays, and he has received several awards. Many of his works focus on Judaism, life in communist Romania, and the Holocaust. Forced into exile in 1986 after being censored by the Romanian government and the nationalist press, Manea eventually emigrated to the United States. He lives in New York City where he works as a professor and writer in residence at Bard College.

Acquisition information:
Acquired: 2005-2015

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Manea mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu