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Léon-François Hoffmann is a scholar of Haitian literature and culture and professor Emeritus in the Departments of French and Italian at Princeton University.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts at Yale University in 1953; a Master of Arts at Princeton University in 1955; and a Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1959. He was an instructor at Princeton University from 1968-2003.
His most famous work, Le Nègre romantique : personnage littéraire et obsession collective (Paris, Payot, 1973), was recognized by the French Academy. In 2003, Léon-François Hoffmann coordinated the edition of the complete works of Jacques Roumain.
Consists of correspondence in French between Léon-François Hoffmann and Haitian poet René Depestre, including handwritten letters, faxes, and several other documents. Other additions include photocopies of correspondence between Haitian writer and politician Jacques Roumain and his wife Nicole Hibbert.
Gift, 2006 (AM 2006-119). Gift, 2013 (AM 2014-18). Gift, 2016 (AM 2016-36). Gift, 2017 (AM 2017-107).
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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
Additions processed by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez in July 2016. Finding aid written by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez in July 2016.
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Contains handwritten, typewritten, print out, and photocopy correspondence between Hoffmann and Haitian poet René Depestre. Also includes a heavily annotated print out titled, "Chronologie Biographique" about Depestre and some correspondence.
Arranged in order of accession.Physical Description
Contains a heavily annotated "Chronologie Biographique" by René Depestre and related correspondence between Depestre, Hoffmann, and Rodney Saint-Aloi.Physical Description
Consists of a single letter from Depestre in Lézignan-Corbières, France, to Hoffmann in Princeton.Physical Description
Contains photocopies of Jacques Roumain's correspondence with his wife, Nicole Hibbert.Physical Description