Johnston, Bill mss., 2001-2010

Papers of Bill Johnston, 2001-2010, at the Lilly Library, Indiana University

Finding aid created by Alyssa Mertka

Creator: Johnston, Bill
Title: Johnston, Bill mss.
Collection No.: LMC 2754
Dates: 2001-2010
Quantity:

Quantity: 5 Linear Feet

Quantity: 4 boxes

Abstract: The Johnston, Bill mss., 2001-2010, consists of the translations, drafts, notes, and other documents surrounding the translation work of various Polish poets and writers by Professor Bill Johnston.
Location: Lilly - Stacks
Language: Materials are in English , Polish .
Repository: Lilly Library
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500
liblilly@indiana.edu
URL: https://libraries.indiana.edu/lilly-library

Biographical Note

Bill Johnston, 1960- , is a professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, Bloomington. He does extensive work in translations of Polish literary works in a wide range of periods and genres. Trained in Applied Linguistics at the University of Oxford and the University of Hawai'i, Bill Johnston holds a joint appointment in Comparative Literature and Second Language Studies at Indiana University. He has translated over twenty-five books from the Polish, including both poetry and prose, covering a wide range of periods and styles. His best-known translations include Witold Gombrowicz's Bacacay (Archipelago Books, 2004), Magdalena Tulli's Dreams and Stones (Archipelago Books, 2004), for which he received the 2005 AATSEEL Translation Award, and Andrzej Stasiuk's Fado (Dalkey Archive, 2009). His 2007 translation of Tadeusz Różewicz's New Poems (Archipelago Books) won the inaugural Found in Translation Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Other published translations include Wiesław Myśliwski's works Stone upon Stone (Archipelago Books, 2010) and A Treatise on Shelling Beans (Archipelago Books, 2013), as well as Twelve Stations by Tomasz Różycki (Zephyr Press, 2015). Johnston has also held translation fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous includes translations of "The Song of Igor's Campaign." Baczynski includes translations of poetry and related documents. Gombrowicz includes translations of short stories. Herling-Grudzinski includes translations of short stories and related documents. Hochberg-Marianski includes translation documents for "The Children Accused." Kochanowski includes translations of "The Envoys." Mysliwski includes translations of the short story collection "Stone Upon Stone." Pilch includes translations of "His Current Woman" and "The Mighty Angel" and related documents. Prus includes translations of short stories. Rozewicz includes translations of poetry. Slowacki includes translations of "Balladina" and related documents. Stasiuk includes translations of "Fado" and "Nine" and related documents. Szczypiorski includes translations and related documents. Tkaczyszyn-Dycki includes translations of "Peregrinary" and related documents. Tulli includes translations of short stories and related documents. Zeromski includes translation of short stories and related documents.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into the following series: I. Anonymous, II. Kryzsztof Baczynski, III. Witold Gombrowicz, IV. Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, V. Maria Hochberg-Marianska, VI. Jan Kochanowski, VII. Wieslaw Mysliwski, VIII. Jerzy Pilch, IX. Boleslaw Prus, X. Tadeusz Rozewicz, XI. Juliusz Slowacki, XII. Andrzej Stasiuk, XIII. Andrzej Szczypiorski, XIV. Magdalena Tulli, XV. Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki, and XVI. Stefan Zeromski.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Indexed Terms

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], Johnston, Bill mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Acquisition Information

Gift: 2011

Collection Inventory

Series:

I.ANONYMOUS
box 1
"The Song of Igor's Campaign" blue notebook
box 1
"The Song of Igor's Campaign"
box 1
"The Song of Igor's Campaign" Notes in ink
box 1
"The Song of Igor's Campaign" 11/18/02 , 2002
box 1
"The Song of Igor's Campaign" 11/23/02 , 2002
box 1
"The Song of Igor's Campaign" Extracts and other documents

Series:

II.KRZYSZTOF KAMIL BACZYNSKI
box 1
"White Magic" and other poems
box 1
Notebook, mastercopy of "Utwory Zebrane," and misc documents
box 1
"White Magic" corrections in red ink

Series:

III. Witold Gombrowicz
box 1
"Polish Memoir" Translation Agreement
box 1
"Bacacay" translation agreement and other documents
box 1
"Bacacay" misc documents
box 1
"The Memoirs of Stefan Czarniecki"
box 1
"Adventures"
box 1
"Virginity"
box 1
"A Premiditated Crime"
box 1
"The Events on the Banbury"
box 1
"Dinner at Countess Pavahoke's"
box 1
"The Rat"
box 1
"Lawyer Kraykowski's Dinner"
box 1
"The Child Deep Inside Philidor"
box 1
"The Child Deep Inside Philibert"

Series:

IV. GUSTAW HERLING-GRUDZINSKI
box 1
"A Hot Breath from the Desert"
box 1
"The Silver Coffer"
box 1
"The Exorcist's Brief Confession"
box 1
"The Height of Summer: A Roman Story"
box 1
"Ugolone da Toli: Obituary of a Philosopher"
box 1
"Beata, Santa"
box 1
"The Noonday Cemetery: An Open Story"
box 1
"Suor Strega"
box 1
"The Eyetooth of Barabbas"
box 1
"Don Ildebrando"
box 1
"A Madrigal of Mourning"
box 1
"Ashes: The Fall of the House of Loris"
box 1
"Notebook of William Moulding, Pensioner
box 1
"Short Stories" Translation agreements and other documents

Series:

V. MARIA HOCHBERG-MARIANSKA
box 1
"The Children Accuse" Miscellanous documents

Series:

VI. JAN KOCHANOWSKI
box 1
"The Envoys" translations, revisions in ink

Series:

VII. WIESLAW MYSLIWSKI
box 2
"Stone Upon Stone" Front matter
box 2
"Stone Upon Stone - The Cemetery"
box 2
"Stone Upon Stone - The Road"
box 2
"Stone Upon Stone - Brothers"
box 2
"Stone Upon Stone - The Land"
box 2
"Stone Upon Stone - Mother"
box 2
"Stone Upon Stone- Weeping"
box 2
"Stone Upon Stone - Hallelujah"
box 2
"Stone Upon Stone - Bread"
box 2
"Stone Upon Stone - The Gateway"

Series:

VIII. JERZY PILCH
box 2
"His Current Woman" Proof with photocopied corrections
box 2
"His Current Woman" Redlined draft and typed corrections
box 2
"His Current Woman" Translation agreement and other documents
box 2
"The Mighty Angel" Proof with ink corrections
box 2
"The Mighty Angel" Extract, translation agreement, and other documents

Series:

IX. BOLESLAW PRUS
box 2
"Short Stories" Translations and other documents

Series:

X. TADEUSZ ROZEWICZ
box 2
"Selected Poems" Translation agreement, notes, and revisions
box 2
"New Poems" Corrections in blue ink 10/25/06 , 2006
box 2
"New Poems" Corrections in ink 11/07/06 , 2006
box 2
"New Poems" Corrections in ink 11/08/06 , 2006

Series:

XI. SLOWACKI
box 2
"Balladina" Translation with ink corrections
box 2
"Balladina" Translation with typed corrections
box 2
"Balladina" Materials sent to Ivan R. Dec and Beron Books
box 2
"Balladina" Extracts
box 3
"Balladina" Red Notebook
box 3
"Balladina" Green Notebook
box 3
"Balladina" Spiral Notebook

Series:

XII. STASIUK
box 4
"Fado" Translation agreement , 2008
box 4
"Fado" Typescript with corrections in blue ink
box 4
"Nine" Translation Agreement
box 4
"Nine" First Part Draft 1
box 4
"Nine" First Part Draft 2
box 4
"Nine" First Part Draft 3
box 4
"Nine" Second Part Draft 1
box 4
"Nine" Second Part Draft 2
box 4
"Nine" Second Part Draft 3

Series:

XIII. SZCZYPIORSKI
box 4
"Ziowic Cien" Original and notes in pencil
box 4
"Ziowic Cien" Miscellaneous documents

Series:

XIV. EUGENIUSZ TKACZYSZYN-DYCKI
box 4
"Peregrinary" Corrections in ink
box 4
"Peregrinary" Mira Rosenthal's comments
box 4
"Peregrinary" Proof with corrections in ink
box 4
"Peregrinary" Miscellaneous documents

Series:

XV. MAGDALENA TULLI
box 4
"Skaza" Translation agreement
box 4
"Tryby" Translation agreement
box 4
"Flaw/Blemish" Extract, corrections in ink
box 4
"Moving Parts" Corrections in ink
box 4
"Moving Parts" Extracts, corrections in ink
box 4
"Dreams and Stones" Original and translations
box 4
"Dreams and Stones" Corrections in ink
box 4
"Dreams and Stones" Translation agreement and other documents
box 4
"Dreams and Stones" Copy-edited version 11/17/03 , 2003
box 4
"Dreams and Stones" Blue ink corrections
box 4
"Dreams and Stones" Blue and black ink corrections
box 4
"Dreams and Stones" Copy-edited version with Ardisplay responses, changes suggested by Tulli
box 4
"Dreams and Stones" 2nd draft , 2003
box 4
"Dreams and Stones" 2/18/03 , 2003
box 4
"Dreams and Stones" Proof with corrections in ink , 2004

Series:

XVI. STEFAN ZEROMSKI
box 4
"The Faithful River" Corrections in ink
box 4
"The Faithful River" Miscellaneous documents"
box 4
"The Coming Spring"