James East Irby Collection on José Bianco and Jorge Luis Borges
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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Overview and metadata sections
James East Irby was a professor of Romance Languages and Literature at Princeton University.
The collection consists of papers on the Argentine writers José Bianco (1908-1986) and Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) collected or written by Irby. Included are three letters (1970-1973) by Bianco to Irby; three letters (1970) by Irby to Bianco; photocopies of two typescript articles by Bianco, "El Angel de las Tinieblas" and "Pinera, narrador"; a photocopy of a printed article by Bianco, "El sentido de mal en la obra de Proust"; and various autograph and typescript drafts (with some holograph corrections) of an article entitled "Encuentro con Borges" by Irby based on an interview with Borges, with a copy of the journal Revista de la Universidad de Mexico (Mexico, June 1962) in which it was published.
Gift of James East Irby. AM 2001-22.
Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '15 in 2013.
No appraisal information is available.
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- Access Restrictions
Open for research/
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
3 TLsS by Bianco. 2 TLs (carbons), 1 TL (draft) by IrbyPhysical Description
40 pp. under the pseudonym of "Mercurio"Physical Description
11 pp. Published in Amaru (Lima).Physical Description
Photocopy of printed article, extract. From La Torre (Puerto Rico).Physical Description
TMs (carbon), 33 pp. - "Enero de 1962". TMs (carbon) with corrections by Irby, 20 pp. TMs (carbon) with corrections by Irby, 9 pp.Physical Description
Misc. notes, AMsS and TMsS, 27 pp.Physical Description