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Néstor Perlongher Letters to Martha "Beba" Eguía and Ricardo Piglia


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Perlongher, Néstor, 1949-1992

Néstor Perlongher (1945-1992) was an Argentine poet, activist, and anthropologist who lived the last decade of life in São Paulo, Brazil. One of the founders of the political organization Liberación Homosexual en la Argentina, Perlongher was detained by the military government in 1976. In 1981 he moved to São Paulo, where he earned a degree in sociology and then served as faculty member at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). He died of AIDS in 1992.

Consists of 24 letters and a short story draft Néstor Perlongher sent to artist and translator Martha "Beba" Eguía and her husband, the novelist Ricardo Piglia, during the last three years of his life. There are 23 letters from Perlongher to Martha "Beba" Eguía and one letter to Ricardo Piglia, which is a cover letter that accompanies a photocopy of a draft of the short story "Evita Vive." The letters discuss his creative and political work, personal matters, and declining health.

Arranged chronologically.

Purchase, 2012 (AM-2012-79).

This collection was processed by Jill Baron in April 2012. Finding aid written by Jill Baron in April 2012.

The finding aid was revised by Kelly Bolding in August 2018.

No materials were separated from the collection during 2018 processing.

Manuscripts Division
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Jill Baron
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Access Restrictions

The collection is 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.

Collection Inventory

Letters to Martha "Beba" Eguía, 1989-1992. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of 23 handwritten or typed letters from Perlongher to "Beba."

Physical Description

1 folder

"Evita Vive," Photocopy of Typescript Draft and Letter to Ricardo Piglia, 1992. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of a photocopy of a 23-page typescript short story draft sent to Ricardo Piglia, as well as an accompanying cover letter.

Physical Description

1 folder

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