Collection ID: LMC 2922
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Agee, Joel and Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926
Abstract:
The Agee mss., 2002-2014, consist of the manuscripts, books, and correspondence of translator Joel Agee.
Extent:
2.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language:
English , German
Preferred citation:

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

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Joel Agee, 1940- , is a translator and writer whose works range from essays in The New Yorker and Harper's Magazine to his memoirs, Twelve Years – An American Boyhood in East Germany and In the House of My Fear. His German-to-English translations include works by Rainer Maria Rilke, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and Heinrich von Kleist, the latter of which earned him the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize.

Scope and Content:

The collection primarily consists of materials for Agee's translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters on Cezanne and Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound, and for Agee's memoir, In the House of My Fear.

Acquisition information:
Gift: 2018
Arrangement:

This collection is arranged following original order.

Physical location:
ALF (Auxiliary Library Facility)

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], Agee 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