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Wolfgang A. Luchting Correspondence

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Luchting, Wolfgang A. (Wolfgang Alexander), 1927-

Wolfgang Alexander Luchting was born in 1927 in Munich, Germany. He studied at the University of Paris, Sorbonne (Paris, France), University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minn), and the University of Munich (Munich, Germany). He received his Ph.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Munich in 1956. From 1956 to 1962, Luchting lived in Lima, Peru, and taught on a part-time basis at two universities in Lima: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and Pontífica Universidad Católica.

In the early 1960s, Luchting began teaching at Antioch College (Yellow Springs, Ohio), where he was assistant professor of German Language and Literature. In 1965-1966, he assumed a teaching post in Spanish and German at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and in the fall of 1966, he began teaching Spanish and Comparative Literature at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, where he taught until he retired from teaching in 1993.

In 1961, Luchting began publishing his translations of Latin American authors (from Spanish into German) in Germany. He specialized in translating novelists and short story writers from countries of the Andean region and Chile, and has published German translations of works by Ciro Alegría, José María Arguedas, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Enrique Congrains Martín, Julio Ramón Ribeyro, Manuel Rojas, and Mario Vargas Llosa, among others.

The collection consists primarily of correspondence between Wolfgang A. Luchting and Latin American authors, and, in particular, authors from Peru, Colombia, Chile, and Mexico. Some of the primary correspondents include Peruvian writers Julio Ramón Ribeyro, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Mario Vargas Llosa, Julio Ortega, José Miguel Oviedo, and Carlos Meneses; Mexican writers Marco Tulio Aguilera Garramuño, Manuel Mejía Valera, and Gonzalo Martré; Chilean writers Fernando Alegría and Antonio Skármeta, and Colombian novelist Gustavo Alvarez Gardeazábal. There is also one folder of correspondence from the Argentinian novelist Ernesto Sábato, and an original manuscript by Sábato containing suggestions for translators of his novel Abaddón, el exterminador.

The collection also includes a large amount of correspondence between Luchting and Günter W. Lorenz, a German translator and literary critic specializing in Latin American literature; and correspondence between Luchting and German and Swiss publishers, among them Horst Erdmann Verlag, Nymphenburger Verlagshandlung, Ammann Verlag, and Rowohlt Verlag. There is business correspondence, documents, and printed material, and, in addition to correspondence with publishers, there is one folder of correspondence with the Spanish literary agency, Carmen Balcells, spanning the years 1964 to 1994.

The collection includes a few manuscripts by Luchting, and one by Julio Ramón Ribeyro which were extracted from his letters to Latin American authors. Manuscripts by Luchting include a typescript prologue, probably for a book edited by Luchting and Carlos Meneses, El cuento peruano contemporáneo (1983), and a first draft of his translation into German of a short story by Ribeyro, "Sólo para fumadores." Interspersed in the correspondence received from Latin American authors are a few papers of others, including poems and short stories by Peruvian writer Fernando Ampuero, and a typescript fragment of a novel by Isaac Goldemberg titled "La conversión de Marcos Karushansky."

The biography was based partly on information found in the collection, including Luchting's responses to a questionnaire sent to him by Alvaro Menén Desleal in 1969.

The collection was the property of the author until Princeton purchased the author's correspondence in 1995.

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This collection was processed by Claire A. Johnston in 1996. Finding aid written by Claire A. Johnston in 1996.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Claire A. Johnston
Finding Aid Date
2002
Access Restrictions

The letters of G. Alvarez Gardeazábal and Günter W. Lorenz are closed during the lifetimes of these authors.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

This series consists of several short manuscripts written or transcribed by Luchting and one manuscript by Julio Ramón Ribeyro. The manuscripts by Luchting are articles on Peruvian literature, including one essay on Peruvian short story writer Julio Ramón Ribeyro, with holograph corrections by Luchting and Ribeyro. The manuscript by Ribeyro is a Xerox copy of a manuscript titled "Epílogo," and is probably an epilogue written for one of Luchting's books on Peruvian literature.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

1 box

"Vaquita echada" de Julio Ramón Ribeyro: una interpretación," TMs (carbon) by Luchting with holograph corrections by Luchting and Julio Ramón Ribeyro, circa 1968. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Epílogo," by Julio Ramón Ribeyro, TMss (Xeroxes), 1968 May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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1 box

"El cuento fantástico peruano," TMs (carbon), 1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Luchting en Lima," TMs (carbon), 1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"...pero, qué actriz!," TMs (carbon), 1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Luchting y Bryce" by Phyllis Rodríguez Peralta, translated into Spanish, and transcribed by Luchting, TMs (Xerox), 1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Prólogo II" by Luchting, TMs (Xerox), dated, 1982 June 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Probable second draft of prologue to El cuento peruano contemporáneo, book edited by Carlos Meneses and Wolfgang A. Luchting.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

This series contains Luchting's correspondence with Latin American authors. The letters date from 1960 to 1994 and represent many published writers, chiefly novelists, poets, and literary critics, including many well-known Latin American writers, such as José Donoso, Mario Vargas Llosa, Ernesto Sábato, and Manuel Puig. There is also substantial correspondence from writers Julio Ramón Ribeyro, Alvaro Menén Desleal, Enrique Lafourcade, Carlos E. Zavaleta, Enrique Verástegui, Isaac Goldemberg, Manuel Mejía Valera, and critics Carlos Meneses, Julio Ortega, and Jorge Ruffinelli, among others.

Arrangement

This series is arranged three subseries: Letters from Latin American Authors, Luchting's Letters to Latin American Authors, and Restricted Correspondence.

Physical Description

8 boxes

Scope and Contents

This sub-series consists of letters from many Latin American authors, arranged alphabetically, and chronologically within each folder. There is a large amount of correspondence from Juan José Barrientos, Carlos Meneses, Julio Ortega (and Cecilia Bustamante), Julio Ramón Ribeyro, Ernesto Sábato, and Mario Vargas Llosa, in particular.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and chronologically within each folder.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Aguilera Garramuño, Marco Tulio, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Alegría, Alonso (son of Ciro Alegría), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Alegría, Fernando, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ampuero, Fernando, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Arguedas, José Maria, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Arteche, Miguel, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Avaria, Antonio, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Avilés Fabila, René, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Barrientos, Juan, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Beleván, Harry, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Belli, Carlos Germán, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bryce Echenique, Alfredo, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bustamante, Cecilia. See under Ortega, Julio, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Calderón Fajardo, Carlos, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Castro Arenas, Mario, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Congrains Martín, Enrique, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cornejo Polar, Jorge, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Donoso, José, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Echeverría, Eugenia, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Edwards, Jorge, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Escobar, Alberto, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Giaconi, Claudio, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Goldemberg, Isaac, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gutiérrez-Souza, J. M., dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Huneeus, Christián, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Jaramillo Levi, Enrique, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Joffré de Ra1món, Sara, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lafourcade, Enrique, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lastra, Pedro, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lauer, Mirko, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Loayza, Luis, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Martínez Moreno, Carlos, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Martré, Gonzalo, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mejía Valera, Manuel, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Menén Desleal, Alvaro, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

1974-1984, 1974-1984. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1985-1994, 1985-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oquendo, Abelardo, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Orrillo, Winston, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ortega, Julio, 1968-1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

1971-1977, 1971-1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1978-1991, 1978-1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pacheco, José Emilio, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Puccinelli, Jorge, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Puig, Manuel, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Recavarren, Jorge Luis, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

2 boxes

1960-1966, 1960-1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1967-1979, 1967-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1980-1993, 1980-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

circa 1968-1969, circa 1968-1969. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Contains Ribeyro's responses to Luchting's translation queries on Crónica de San Gabriel and miscellaneous manuscripts; letter and translation queries to Luchting by Renate Dedner, chronology by Luchting of his monographs on Ribeyro.

Physical Description

1 folder

Ruffinelli, Jorge, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

1968-1982, 1968-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

circa 1974, circa 1974. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Contains manuscript by Sábato which discusses suggestions for cuts and clarifications in translating his novel, Abbadón, el exterminador, TMs with holograph corrections by Luchting and Sábato.

Physical Description

1 folder

Sánchez, Luis Alberto, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Skármeta, Antonio, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Vallejo, Georgette de (wife of César Vallejo), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Vargas Llosa, Mario, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Vega Herrera, César, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Verástegui, Enrique, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Zavaleta, Carlos E., dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

This sub-series consists of Luchting's letters (carbon or Xerox copies) to Latin American authors, spanning primarily the period from 1968 to 1985. In particular, there is a large number of letters sent by Luchting to Barrientos, Bryce Echenique, Meneses, Ortega and Bustamante, Ribeyro, Ruffinelli, Sábato, and Vargas Llosa.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and chronologically within each folder.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Aguilera Garramuño, Marco Tulio, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Alegría, Alonso (son of Ciro Alegría), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Alegría, Fernando, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ampuero, Fernando, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Arguedas, José Maria, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Arteche, Miguel, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Avaria, Antonio, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Avilés Fabila, René, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Barrientos, Juan José, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Beleván, Harry, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Belli, Carlos Germán, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bryce Echenique, Alfredo, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Calderón Fajardo, Carlos, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Castro Arenas, Mario, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Congrains Martín, Enrique, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cornejo Polar, Jorge, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Donoso, José, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Echeverría, Eugenia, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Edwards, Jorge, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Escobar, Alberto, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Giaconi, Claudio, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Goldemberg, Isaac, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

González Viaña, Eduardo, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Huneeus, Cristián, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jaramillo Levi, Enrique, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Joffré de Ramón, Sara, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lafourcade, Enrique, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lastra, Pedro, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lauer, Mirko, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Loayza, Luis, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Martínez Moreno, Carlos, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Martré, Gonzalo, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mejía Valera, Manuel, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Menén Desleal, Alvaro, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

2 boxes

1973-1979, 1973-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1980-1983, 1980-1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1984-1994, 1984-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oquendo, Abelardo, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Orrillo, Winston, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ortega, Julio, 1968-1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

1971-1977, 1971-1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1978-1993, 1978-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pacheco, José Emilio, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Puccinelli, Jorge, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Puig, Manuel, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Recavarren, Jorge Luis, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

2 boxes

1960-1967, 1960-1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1968-1975, 1968-1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1976-1982, 1976-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1983-1993, 1983-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oviedo, José Miguel, 1967-1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ruffinelli, Jorge, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sábato, Ernesto, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sánchez, Luis Alberto, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Skármeta, Antonio, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Vallejo, Georgette de (wife of César Vallejo), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Vargas Llosa, Mario, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Vega Herrera, César, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Verástegui, Enrique, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Zavaleta, Carlos E., dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

This sub-series consists of the correspondence of Luchting and two authors: Gustavo Alvarez Gardeazábal and Günter W. Lorenz. "Double restrictions" means the correspondence of these authors is restricted during the lifetimes of both the authors and of Luchting.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and chronologically within each folder.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Physical Description

1 box

1974-1978, 1974-1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1979-1994, 1979-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lorenz, Günter W, 1966-1994. 9 folders.
Physical Description

9 folders

Scope and Contents

This series contains Luchting's correspondence with German and Swiss publishers and with the Spanish literary agency Carmen Balcells. The correspondence consists of business letters, translation queries, contracts, receipts, and printed material.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and chronologically within each folder.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Physical Description

1 box

(Zürich), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

(Folder contains manuscript by Wolfgang Luchting: first draft of translation into German of Ribeyro's short story, "Sólo para fumadores," TMs, 1991, 42 pp.), 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Carmen Balcells/Agencia Literaria, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Claassen Verlag (Düsseldorf), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

1965-1969, 1965-1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1970-1972, 1970-1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1973-1975, 1973-1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1976-1985, 1976-1985. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

1958-1962, 1958-1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1963-1992, 1963-1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

1964-1966, 1964-1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1967-1991, 1967-1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Included in this series is Luchting's correspondence with journals of Latin American literature published in New Zealand, Germany, and the Netherlands; correspondence with literature professor Albert Dessau; and printed material about the German translator and literary expert on Latin American literature Günter W. Lorenz. The printed material about Lorenz includes press clippings on a Latin America Colloquium held in 1976 at the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen [Institute for Foreign Relations] in Stuttgart, Germany.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and chronologically within each folder.

Physical Description

1 box

Antipodas (New Zealand; Boland, Ray), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dessau, Albert, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Ibero-Amerikanisches Forschungsinstitut, Universität Hamburg [Latin American Research Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany]; Meyer-Minnemann, Klaus, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Munich, Germany, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Printed matter and press clippings, 1966-1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Press clippings on Latin America Colloquium held at the Institüt für Auslandsbeziehungen [Institute for Foreign Relations], Stuttgart, Germany, 1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Norte: Revista Hispánica de Amsterdam (Mia Drukker-Boxman), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest