MsC 340

Manuscript Register

JOSÉ DONOSO PAPERS

Collection Dates: ca 1951 -- 1967
7.5 linear ft.

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Acquisition Note: Purchase and gift from José Donoso in 1966 and 1967.

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Photographs: Boxes 1, 2, 3, 28, 110

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Biographical Note

Chilean author José Donoso Yanez was born October 5, 1924, to José Donoso and Alicia Yanez. His largely middle class upbringing included ten years of schooling at The Grange, a private school in Santiago, and a private English teacher. After initially leaving high school to travel in the South of Chile and Buenos Aires, Donoso returned to Santiago to complete his studies and entered the Universidad de Chile to study English language and literature. He was awarded a scholarship from the Doherty Foundation in 1949, which enabled him to continue his studies at Princeton University, where he and others founded a literary magazine, MSS.

Donoso returned to Santiago in 1952, where he was a journalist for five years and acted briefly as literary critic for Ercilla. Upon moving to Buenos Aires in 1958, Donoso met Maria del Pilar Serrano, a painter and translator, whom he married in 1961 and with whom he had one daughter, Pilar. They went to Mexico in 1964 to participate in a writers' congress sponsored by the Inter-American Foundation. During his time in Mexico, Donoso wrote literary criticism for Siempre.

After leaving Mexico, Donoso and his wife traveled between the United States and Spain. Donoso taught writing at the University of Iowa in the 1960's, and eventually settled in Spain until he returned to Chile in the early 1980's. He spent the remainder of his life writing in Chile, until his death on December 7, 1996.

Scope and Contents Note

Donoso's publishing history is well documented and thoroughly discussed in many venues. This collection provides notebooks, correspondence and typescripts that detail the development of some of Donoso's most significant works. Among the titles for which there are related materials are Coronacion, El Obsceno Pajaro de la Noche, Este Domingo, Paula Mancheno, El Lugar sin Limites, and several short stories. The collection also includes significant correspondence from numerous writers to Donoso. The correspondence is primarily arranged alphabetically. Box 16 contains letters from Donoso to Maria Pilar written during their courtship, 1958 -- 1961. Literary rights are held by Donoso's estate.

There are two separate indexes available to this collection: a classified index by genre and an index of Donoso's correspondents.

Related Materials

Donoso (Yanez), José. "José Donoso (Yanez)," in Contemporary Authors.

"José Donoso," in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 113: Modern Latin-American Fiction Writers, First Series. A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book. Edited by William Luis, Vanderbilt University. The Gale Group, 1992, pp. 134 -- 149.

Classified Index

Index of Correspondents


Table of Contents

Boxes 1 and 2 Coronation
Box 3 El Obsceno Pájaro de la Noche
Box 4 Short Stories
Box 5 Miscellaneous Works
Boxes 5 through 10 Notebooks
Boxes 11 through 14 Correspondence
Box 15 Miscellaneous Works and Other Material

Box List


Box 1

Coronacion

FOLDERS 1, 2, 3

Coronacion; original typescript, pages numbered 3 to 249. There are minor corrections in this complete draft which preceded the final version. The final version is owned by Sra. Martha Orrego de Parra, of Santiago, Chile.

FOLDER 4

Reviews of Coronacion (clippings)

FOLDER 5

Dramatic adaptation of Coronacion by José Pineda; 65 l. mimeographed, [1966]. With five photographs of the production and a program

FOLDER 6

Contracts and royalties statements for Coronacion, for both the Spanish and foreign editions. The contracts included are from Zig-Zag (14 October 1960, Spanish edition), Brandt & Brandt (12 December 1962, English translation, for North America), The Bodley Head (26 August 1963, English translation, for Great Britain), Dall'Oglio (17 June 1965, Italian translation), and Editions des Belles-Lettres (14 October 1965, Czech translation). Royalties statements are from Zig-Zag, Brandt & Brandt, Dilia, and The Bodley Head. Also included are two hand-drawn cover designs for the English translation of Coronacion.

FOLDER 7

"Tiempo entre dos veranos"; 22 p. holograph, dated 29 May [1956]. This is preliminary material later incorporated into the novel. Together with 5 p. holograph, dated 6 April 1956; 11 p. holograph, dated 7 April 1956; and 6 p. typescript, all of chapter 1, with corrections.

FOLDER 8

Typescript of a letter to Donoso from Juan de Dios Vial Larrain, dated 27 January 1958. The letter contains Dios' s comments on Coronacion.

FOLDER 9

Carbon typescript, ca. 330 pages, New York, Knopf, 1965. The Ms itself bears the date 18 June 1964. Also included are some pages which were retyped (a total of 25) and some photocopies.

Box 2

Coronation, cont.

FOLDER 1

Typescript with corrections, 217 p. (some photocopied sheets)

FOLDER 2

"The Gift." Typescript, 17 p. with corrections. Together with another version, typescript, 16 p. This is part of chapter 1 of the novel.

FOLDER 3

Galley proofs of the English translation by Jocasta Goodwin. These are dated October 1964.

FOLDER 4

Another set of galleys

Box 3

El Obsceno Pajaro de la Noche

FOLDER 1

"The Olivetti Version." Typescript, 79 p. This is the first draft of the novel, then titled "EI Ultimo Azcoitia". Contained here are various versions of chapters 1 through 4 of El Obsceno Pajaro.

FOLDER 2

"The Perforated Version." Typescript, ca. 90 p.

FOLDER 3

"The Purple Version." Typescript with corrections, 109 p. (some are only partial sheets)

FOLDER 4

"The Eclectic Version." Typescript with corrections, 111 p. Together with two additional drafts of chapter one; one of 13 p. and another of 7 p. (incomplete)

FOLDER 5

Material on Humberto Penaloza. Typescript, 120 p.

FOLDER 6

"Odds and Ends." Typescript (some carbons), 44 p. Most of this miscellaneous material can be identified with a given chapter of the novel.

FOLDER 7

Reviews (clippings) of both the Spanish and English editions

FOLDER 8

"Tres Metros de Cuerda." Typescript, 7 p. An early version of a chapter of El Obsceno Pajaro.


BOX 4

Short Stories

FOLDER 1

"La Mujer Azul." Typescript with corrections, 9 p. Published in English under the title "The Blue Woman" (1951).

FOLDER 2

"La(s) Barba(s) del Maldito." Typescript heavily corrected, 10 p., dated November 1958. Another version: typescript, 11 p., dated November 1958

FOLDER 3

"Casa Particular." Typescript with corrections, 10 p., dated November 1958

FOLDER 4

"Charleston." Typescript with corrections, 7 p., dated November 1958

FOLDER 5

'El Charleston." Carbon typescript, 7 p.

FOLDER 6

"China." Carbon typescript, 4 p.

FOLDER 7
"Dinamarquero." Carbon typescript with corrections, 10 p.

FOLDER 8

"Denmarker." English translation by the author's wife; carbon typescript, 6 p.

FOLDER 9

"Dos Cartas." Original typescript with minor revisions, 7 p., dated February 1954

FOLDER 10

"Futbol por Radio." Original typescript, 5 p., dated May 1954

FOLDER 11

"El Guero." Original typescript with minor revisions, 17 p.

FOLDER 12

"El Guero." English translation by Lorraine Freeman; 20 p., typescript with corrections. Together with a photocopy of the Spanish text, 14 p.

FOLDER 13

"El Hombrecito." Original typescript, 2 p. (incomplete)

FOLDER 14

"Maundy Thursday." Original typescript with corrections, 15 p., dated Princeton, December 1950

FOLDER 15

"Paseo"." Holograph draft, 9 p., dated February 1952. Together with a typescript draft, 7 p.

FOLDER 16

"Paseo." Typescript, 1 p. (incomplete)

FOLDER 17

"Going for a Walk." English translation of "Paseo" by the author's wife; typescript with corrections, 3 p.

FOLDER 18

"Pasos en la noche." Original typescript, 3 p., dated Buenos Aires, August 1958

FOLDER 19

"Los Pasteles Envenenados." Carbon typescript, 9 p., dated Princeton, 1951

FOLDER 20

"La Pieza Redonda." Typescript, 13 p., dated November 1958

FOLDER 21

"La Pieza Redonda." Revised draft; typescript, 18 p., dated November 1958

FOLDER 22

"El Portero." Original typescript, 10 p.

FOLDER 23

"La Puerta Cerrada" (3 folders)

A. Original typescript with corrections, 17 p., dated November 1958

B. Carbon typescript with corrections, 17 p., dated November 1958, with titled changed to "El Sueno"

C. Carbon typescript with minor corrections of the English translation by the author's wife, titled "The Closed Door," 23 p.

FOLDER 24

"Los Rabanos." Typescript, 1 p.

FOLDER 25

"El Reloj." Typescript with corrections, 10 p.

FOLDER 26

"Una Senora." Original typescript, 5 p.

FOLDER 27

"Tea." Typescript with corrections, 7 p., dated Princeton, 17 October 1950

FOLDER 28

"Tocayos." Typescript with corrections, 5 p.

FOLDER 29

"Useless the Forgery." Holograph notes, 45 p., dated June 1951

FOLDER 30

"Un Vaso de Agua." Typescript, 14 p.

FOLDER 31

"Veraneo." Original typescript with corrections, 13 p. (incomplete)

FOLDER 32

"Summering." English translation of "Veraneo" by Lorraine Freeman; typescript with corrections, 16 p.

FOLDER 33

Review of short stories

FOLDER 34

Contract with Zig-Zag for the publication of the collection of short stories titled Veraneo, dated 15 January 1964

FOLDER 35

El Tio Gregorio (play). Original typescript with corrections, 54 p. dated Buenos Aires, 16, 17, 18 April 1959

BOX 5

Short Stories, cont.

FOLDER 1

English translation of "En la redoma," from Este Domingo typescript with handwritten corrections, 21 p. numbered 5 to 25

FOLDER 2

Untitled short story; typescript, 6 p., dated 1954

FOLDER 3

Preliminary notes and drafts of an early untitled and unfinished short story or novel; 23 p. holograph and 8 p. typescript

FOLDER 4

Draft of an unpublished short story; holograph, 4 p.

FOLDER 5

Untitled short story; typescript with corrections, 8 p.

FOLDER 6

Poems; 13 p. holograph and 1 p. typescript

FOLDER 7

La Pension Soto (play); typescript, 14p

FOLDER 8

Untitled play about the Spanish emigres to Latin America during the Spanish Civil War; original typescript, 20 p., numbered 5 to 24 (incomplete)

FOLDER 9

Los Personajes. Spanish translation of the novel by Francoise Mallet-Joris, Les Personnages; translated by Donoso and his wife Maria del Pilar Serrano (published by Zig-Zag in 1963); carbon typescript, 246 p.

FOLDER 10

"La Estaca." Outline of a libretto; typescript, 5 p.

FOLDER 11

Notebook A, dated Princeton, 1950 -- 1951, ca. 100 pages holograph. Notes and ideas for "The Poisoned Pastries," "The Blue Woman," and first ideas for Este Domingo

FOLDER 12

Notebook B, dated February 1952 -- February 1953, 122 p. holograph. Notes on the then novel "Paseo" and notes on a trip to Mexico

FOLDER 13

Notebook C, dated Puerto Saavedra, ca. 1954, ca. 50 pages holograph. Notes and ideas for the following short stories: "Veraneo" (then also titled "El Nino que cantaba" ), "Dos Cartas," "La Animita" (later incorporated into "Paseo" ), "Las Brasas, " "Siete Muertes, " "Por Vez Primera," "La Muerte de un Dandy," "La Excursion por el Budi," "Tea," "Antes y Despues," and " El Muerto"

FOLDER 14

Notebook D, dated September 1954 -- October 1954, 80 p. holograph. Notes and ideas for stories and novellas, some later incorporated into Coronacion, Este Domingo, and El Obsceno Pajaro de la Noche. Included are the following titles: "Zoila Blanca Rosa" (later part of El Obsceno Pajaro de la Noche) , ideas for the beginning of Coronacion, "Tocayos," "Martas" (later the final chapter of Este Domingo), preliminary notes for Este Domingo, "La Pieza Redonda," "Futbol por Radio," and "Dientes."

FOLDER 15

Notebook E, dated 13 October 1954 -- 28 February 1955, 66 p. holograph. Preliminary notes on the plot and characters for Coronacion. Notes and ideas for the following short stories: "El Charleston," "Violeta," "La Muerte," "Accidente," "Ida y Vuelta." Notes on a trip to Europe in 1955. Notes on a projected opera titled La Estaca. Notes for "Las Brasas" (now as a play), and "Beau Gheste" (a projected novella). Impressions of Buenos Aires. Miscellaneous notes and ideas for various untitled short stories.

FOLDER 16

Notebook F, dated 7 April 1955 -- 29 July 1955, 13 p. holograph. Notes and ideas for short stories and novellas, some later incorporated into Coronacion, including the following titles: "Futbol por Radio, "Primer Dia de Clases," "Coronacion" (then as a novella), "Zoila," "Los Tres Denarios."

Box 6

Notebooks 1 through 8

FOLDER 1

Notebook 1, dated November 1955 -- 15 July 1956, ca. 50 pages holograph. Notes and drafts for a projected novel titled Pisagua. Preliminary notes for Coronacion (then a play). A poem

FOLDER 2

Notebook 2, dated 24 May 1956 -- 6 June 1956, ca. 70 pages holograph. Initial drafts of chapters 5 and 6 of Coronacion; notes on other chapters. Poems

FOLDER 3

Notebook 3, dated 17 June 1956 -- 20 September 1956, 198 pages holograph. Notes and drafts for the first half of Coronacion. A draft of "El Hombrecito," dated 16 September. A draft of an article titled "Recuerdos de Toynbee," dated 17 September (accompanying note indicates the article was published in El Mercurio, 7 October 1956). Draft of an article titled "Dos Visitas a Juan Ramon Jimenez," dated 20 September

FOLDER 4

Notebook 4, dated 21 September 1956 -- 22 November 1956, 160 pages holograph. Notes for Coronacion. Preliminary notes for La Pension Soto (a play). Notes and a draft of "Ana Maria." Notes on plot and characters for El Hercules (a play). Ideas and notes for magazine and/or newspaper articles, including the following titles:"El Budi," "Marseille-Buenos Aires en Tercera Clase," "Notas de un Viaje por Mejico," "Chapela: el Rayo," "La Casa de Jesus Reyes," "Gabriela Mistral en Mejico," "R.P. Blackman y el 'new criticism,'" "Atmosfera de 'Las Palmas' de la Gran Canaria," "Los 'foyer' en Paris," "El Bar Fun-Fun en Montevideo," "El Mundo Esquizofrenico de 'Los Mandarines,'" "Algo sobre la Prosodia Espanola Contemporanea," "Frankfurt am Main Bombardeado," "El Espectrco de D. H. Lawrence." Notes and draft for "Hedda Gabler del Teatro Experimental," dated 15 October 1956

FOLDER 5

Notebook 5, dated 23 November 1956 -- 11 February 1957, 167 pages holograph. Later drafts of "Ana Maria." Poems. Notes and drafts of later chapters of Coronacion. Notes for the short story "La Delmond." Notes for an article on the wife of Juan Ramon Jimenez titled "Zenobia." Notes and drafts for an article titled "La Mujer del Poeta." Notes for an article titled "Dos Bares Legendarios." Notes for an article titled "Fisonomi a de Gabriela [Mistral]"

FOLDER 6

Notebook 6, dated 11 February 1957 -- 20 April 1957, 203 pages holograph. Drafts of chapters 26 through 36 of Coronacion

FOLDER 7

Notebook 7, dated 22 April 1957 -- 25 June 1957, 91 pages holograph. Notes for the revision of Coronacion. Notes for a short story titled "Las Invitaciones." Preliminary notes for an untitled play. Miscellaneous jottings

FOLDER 8

Notebook 8, dated 25 July 1957 -- 24 October 1957, ca. 300 pages holograph. Notes, plot outline and drafts of some dialogue for El Viaje de los Sandoval (a play). Notes and drafts for a projected novel, Paula Mancheno. Numerous drafts of the beginning of the short story "La Casa." Notes and plot outline for El Viaje de los Aguine (a play). Miscellaneous jottings

Box 7

Notebooks 9 through 14

FOLDER 1

Notebook 9, dated November 1957, 175 p. holograph. Preliminary draft of the novel Paula Mancheno

FOLDER 2

Notebook 10, dated 14 December 1957 -- 16 June 1958, 170 pages holograph. Outline of Paula Mancheno; a list of characters, and several drafts of the "Prologo." Preliminary notes on the play titled Los Leones y las Lilas. Preliminary notes and character sketches for a play titled El Exilado. Preliminary notes and character sketches for a projected novel titled Fin de Semana.

FOLDER 3

Notebook 11, dated 5 August 1958 -- 2 September 1958, ca. 80 p. holograph. Drafts of the short stories "Un Silbido en la Noche" and "Pasos en la Noche." An untitled television script. Notes for another untitled short story. Notes for another untitled television script. Miscellaneous notes for untitled stories and novels

FOLDER 4

Notebook 12, dated 4 September 1958 -- 8 October 1958, ca. 145 pages holograph. Preliminary notes and various drafts of chapters 1 and 2 of the projected novel Relleno de paja. Notes for an interview with Jorge Luis Borges

FOLDER 5

Notebook 13A, dated 17 October 1958 -- 14 November 1958, 165 pages holograph. Notes and drafts for several untitled short stories. A draft of "El Portero," ca. 30 pages. A draft of "La(s) Barba(s) del Maldito," 28 pages. A draft of "Temporada en el Limbo," 14 pages

FOLDER 6

Notebook 13B, dated Spring 1958 -- September -- November 1958, 71 p. holograph. Another draft of Relleno de Paja, 16 pages. More notes on an interview with Jorge Luis Borges. Various drafts of an article titled "Conversaciones con Borges." Miscellaneous jottings. Notes on "El Espectro de Hernandez." Notes and drafts on an article titled "Carta de Buenos Aires"

FOLDER 7

Notebook 14, dated 15 November 1958 -- 28 November 1958, 349 pages holograph. Various drafts of "Temporada en el Limbo." 28 pages and 38 pages. Various drafts of "Casa Particular," 34 pages. Notes on other novelists. Notes for a short story titled "La Casa del Gringo." Notes and ideas for new stories. Drafts of "El Charleston," 35 pages. A draft of "La Pieza Redonda," 49 pages. Various drafts of "Las Viboras," 13 pages and 38 pages. Notes and the beginning of "El Mentiroso." Several drafts of "El la Otra Casa" (later titled
"La Puerta Cerrada"), 27 pages

Box 8

Notebooks 15 through 19B

FOLDER 1

Notebook 15, dated 29 November 1958 -- 9 February 1959, ca. 340 pages holograph. A draft of "La Puerta [Cerrada]," 66 pages. Draft of "La Pelirroja." Notes on a collection of short stories. An outline of the short story "Mil Pesos." Several drafts of the short story "Quinientos Pesos," ca. 50 pages. Notes and drafts for a novel to consist of "La Casa," "El Parque, " "La Muerte, " and "El Entreacto." Beginning of a draft of "Las Casas de los Poetas." Miscellaneous notes. Preliminary notes for "El Nino en el Parque." Outline of "El Tio Gregorio," 6 pages. Preliminary notes for "Pasatiempos para Jubilados"

FOLDER 2

Notebook 16, dated 14 March 1959 -- 10 June 1959, 291 pages holograph. Notes, outline, and drafts of chapter 1 of the projected novel Tigre, Tigre. Initial ideas for El Obsceno Pajaro de la Noche. Notes for "El Ultimo Azcotia." Notes and plot outline for El Tio Gregorio (a play), ca. 30 pages. Notes for "La Primera Linea de Fuego" and "Pasatiempo para Gente Civilizada." Preliminary notes for a projected novel titled Fin de Semana en la Quinta. Notes and plot outline for a play titled Las Virgenes Necias

FOLDER 3

Notebook 17, dated 10 June 1959 -- 10 August 1959, 195 pages holograph. Plot outline for Las Argenes Necias, 28 pages. Notes and various drafts for "Paseo," ca. 75 pages. Material for Las Virgenes Necias (now as novel), 12 pages. Notes for the short story "Pasatiempo para Gente Clivilizada." Notes for "El Ultimo Azcoitia," a short story which later developed into El Obsceno Pajaro de la Noche.

FOLDER 4

Notebook 18, dated 11 August 1959 -- 10 January 1960, 178 pages holograph. Various drafts of El Ultimo Azcoitia, 33 pages and 20 pages. Preliminary notes and drafts of the beginning of a short "El Tunel" Preliminary notes and two drafts of the beginning of a short story titled "Mi Gran Amiga." Preliminary notes for an untitled novel. Various drafts of the beginning of a short story titled "Los Gatos" (titled later changed to "Santelices"), 15 pages. Drafts of the beginning of a short story titled "El Asilo de los Feos." Miscellaneous notes

FOLDER 5

Notebook 19A, dated 22 March 1960 -- 22 May 1960, ca. 260 pages holograph. Notes and drafts of Tres Metros de Cuerda, a novel which later became El Obsceno Pajaro de de la Noche. Miscellaneous notes. "Notas periodisticas" " for the newspaper Ercilla

FOLDER 6

Notebook 19B, dated April 1960 -- 24 September 1960, ca. 50 pages holograph. Notes and various drafts of Tres Metros de Cuerda (later El Obsceno Pajaro de la Noche)

Box 9

Notebooks 20 through 25 and 32

FOLDER 1

Notebook 20, dated November 1960 -- July 1961, ca. 150 pages holograph. Notes on Donoso' s travels in Italy. Notes for some untitled short stories

FOLDER 2

Notebook 21, dated 22 August 1961 -- 25 September 1961, 66 pages holograph. Miscellaneous notes for an untitled novel

FOLDER 3

Notebook 21A, date 25 November 1961 -- 21 January 1962, 90 pages holograph. Notes and character sketches for Los Guantes Blancos a story which later developed into Este Domingo

FOLDER 4

Notebook 21B, dated 6 February 1962 -- 22 March 1962, ca. 145 pages holograph. Notes for El Ultimo Azcoitia (later El Obsceno Pajaro de la Noche). Notes for Los Guantes Blancos (later Este Domingo)

FOLDER 5

Notebook 21C, dated 5 January -- 26 March (year not indicated), 31 pages holograph. Notes for El Ultimo Azcoitia

FOLDER 6

Notebook 22, dated 22 March 1962 -- 10 August 1962, 184 pages holograph. Initial drafts of early chapters of Los Guantes Blancos (i.e., Este Domingo). Notes for El Ultimo Azcoitia (i.e. El Obsceno Pajaro). Miscellaneous notes and jottings

FOLDER 7

Notebook 23

FOLDER 8

Notebook 24

FOLDER 9

Notebook 25

Box 10

Notebooks 26 through 32

FOLDER 1

Notebook 26, dated 27 June -- 10 July

FOLDER 2

Notebook 27, 11 July -- 14 December

FOLDER 3

Notebook 28, 6 May -- 25 May, 1964

FOLDER 4

Notebook 29, 26 May -- 3 August, 1964. Los Dominicos

FOLDER 5

Notebook 30, 3 August -- 28 August, 1964. Los Dominicos

FOLDER 6

Notebook 31, 28 August -- 17 December, 1964. Los Dominicos

FOLDER 7

Notebook 32, dated 17 December 1964 -- 29 June 1965, ca. 196 pages holograph. Notes and outline for chapter 2 of Rie el Eterno Lacayo, later became El Lugar sin Limites. Preliminary notes for Este Domingo

Box 11

Notebook 33, and Letters 1942 through 1964 (largely 1961 -- 1964). ca 330 items. Note: letters are arranged alphabetically

FOLDER A

Notebook 33, dated 30 June 1965 -- 5 December 1965, ca. 102 pages holograph. Notes for Este Domingo

FOLDER 1

A, 10 letters. Included are the following names

Agosti, Hector P.

Alliot, Jacques

Araya G., Enrique

Arauz Alfaro, Margarita A. de

Arias Ahumada, Pedro

Avaria, Antonio

FOLDER 2

Aguine, Margaret. 7 letters, 1956 -- 1963

FOLDER 3

Arana Freire, Elsa. 4 letters, 1963 -- 1964

FOLDER 4

B,17 letters. Included are the following names

Babie, Albina

Balmaceda, Fernando

Beeche, George

Benedetti, Mario

Bianco, A.

The Bodley Head

Bryan, Kit

FOLDER 5

Brandt & Brandt. 44 letters, November 1962 -- September 1964. Includes correspondence regarding Coronation

FOLDER 6

C, 22 letters. Included are the following names

Calo, Vincenzo

Capone, Alfredo, 7 items

Cardillo,

Cariola de Murillo

Castillo D., Miguel

Cibeira, Herminia

Cid, Enrique

Conal, Nestor

Cortes, Hugo Roland

Craig, W. Bradford

Cruz-Coke de Lagos, Marta, 3 items

Cuesta,

FOLDER 7

Cameron, Angus. 9 letters, 1963

FOLDER 8

Cohen, John M. 13 letters, 1962 -- 1964

FOLDER 9

D, 11 letters. Included are the following names

Darling, John

Del Rio,

Delano, Poli

Diez-Canedo, Joaquin

Downar, Dick

Duran, Gustavo

Duran-Cerda, Julio

FOLDER 10

Diaz, Hernan. 8 letters, 1956 -- 1958

FOLDER 11

E, 7 letters. Included are the following names

Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires

Empresa Ercilla, 5 items

Etigny

FOLDER 12

Elliot, John and Ellen. 15 letters, 1952 -- 1962

FOLDER 13

F, 5 letters. Included are the following names

William Faulkner Foundation (signed Arnold del Greco)

Fondo de Cultura Economica

Franulic, Lenka

Friedova, Dagmar

FOLDER 14

Fuentes, Carlos. 9 letters, 1962 -- 1964

FOLDER 15

G, 16 letters. Included are the following names

Garcia, Leon Roberto

Giaconi,

Gibert, Martha, 3 items

Giner de los Rios, Francisco

Guasta, Eugenio, 5 items

FOLDER 16

H, 11 letters. Included are the following names

Hays, H. R., 4 letters

Huneeus, Cristian, 7 items

FOLDER 17

Howland, Ann (Mrs. John), letters, 1 November 1951 -- 14 April 1958 (three undated)

FOLDER 18

K -- L, 9 letters. Included are the following names

Karbowska, Jadriga

Lafourcade, Enrique, 2 items

Lamarca, Carmen

Laso, Jaime

Laval M., Enrique

Leigh, W. Colston

Leighton de Sanchez, Ines Maria, 2 items

FOLDER 19

Keeley, Robert and Louise. 14 letters, 21 September1951 --28 June 1963 (three undated)

FOLDER 20

M -- N -- O, 26 letters. Included are the following names

Mardonez Bissig, José

Martinez Cheix, Sergio

Mascolo, Dionys

Mello, Thiago de

Merino Reyes, Luis

Mierez,

Murena, Hector A., 3 items

Newell, Dorothy

Noguera, Rosario

Onis, Harriet de

Orphee, Elvira, 2 items

FOLDER 21

Medina, Alba. 7 letters, 1955 -- 1958

FOLDER 22

O'Brien, Sheila. 7 letters (undated)

FOLDER 23

P -- R, 33 letters. Included are the following names

Palacios, Edmundo

Parot, Armando

Perez, Alberto

Pezzoni, Enrique, 2 items

Portales de Guilisasti, Sylvia, 2 items

Priestly, Ivan

Puelma Bunster, Max

Rama, Angel, 2 items

Ramos, B

Riva, Franco

Rivas Novoa, Fernando

Rivero Haedo, Elsie Krasting de

Rojas, Gonzalo

Roth, George, 6 items

Rozas Reyes, Rebeca

FOLDER 24

S, 23 letters. Included are the following names

Sanchez, Vicente, 5 items

Editorial Seix-Barral

Serrano, Juan Enrique

Editions du Seuil, 4 items

Silva, Carmen da

Silva, Maria

FOLDER 25

T -- U -- V -- W -- X, 24 letters. Included are the following names

Teleki, Tibor

Tocigi-Sega, Boris

Ulloa, Tuly

Uribe Arce, Armando

Vergaria, Ana Maria, 2 items

Vicuna de Guzman, Marcela, 4 items

Viry, Ami de, 4 items

Vitale, Ida

Wybert, José Maria

Xirau, Ramon, 2 items

Yanez, Laura

FOLDER 26

From parents and family. 34 letters, 1945 -- 1962

FOLDER 27

From Maria Pilar (Serrano). 39 letters, 1960 -- 1961

FOLDER 28

From undetermined correspondents. 14 letters, 18 February 1943 -- 14 January 1948

FOLDER 29

From undetermined correspondents. 37 letters, 20 August 1951 -- 3 June 1958

FOLDER 30

From undetermined correspondents. 8 letters, 6 January 1960 -- 1923 October 1960

FOLDER 31

From undetermined correspondents. 34 letters, undated

Box 12

Letters, 1965 through November 1966, ca. 690 items.
Note: Letters are arranged alphabetically. Folders 1 through 16 contain letters from 1965. Folders 17 through 39 contain letters from January through November 1966.

FOLDER 1

A -- B, 33 letters. Included are the following names

Adams, Hazard

Alcalde, Alfonso, 6 items

Anderson, Mrs. Curtiss

Andrews, David H.

Avaria, Antonio, 6 items

Bergman, Charles C.

The Bodley Head, 2 items

Iowa Book and Supply Co., 3 items

Brandt, Carol

Brown, Howard R.

Brown, John L.

FOLDER 2

Brandt & Brandt. 34 letters. Includes correspondence regarding Coronation

FOLDER 3

C, 15 letters. Included are the following names

Cameron, Angus, 4 items

Campuzano, Claudio

Canel, James B., 2 items

Chodkiewicz, Michel

Cohen, John M., 3 items

FOLDER 4

D, 19 letters. Included are the following names

Demorest, Jean-Jacques

Diaz, Hernan

Diez - Canedo, Joaquin

Dilia (Czech publisher), 4 items

Downar, Richard W., 5 items (all dated 1964)

FOLDER 5

E, 22 letters. Included are the following names

Elliot, Ellen

Elliot, John, 10 items

Engle, Paul, 7 items

Ennis, Jean, 4 items

FOLDER 6

F -- G -- H, 17 letters. Included are the following names

Feger, Franz C.

Fuentes, Carlos

Gervasi, Eugene (of Knopf)

Girson, Rochelle(of Saturday Review), 3 items

Gotlieb, Howard (of Boston University Library), 2 items

Harlow, Robert

Hersey, John

Helm, Sallie, 2 items

Hocker, Woodson F.

Howland, Ann, 3 items

Huerta, Rigoberto (and one letter from Donoso to Huerta)

FOLDER 7

E -- F -- G, but illegible names, 9 letters

FOLDER 8

I -- K -- L, 15 letters. Included are the following names

International Editors' Co., 2 items (signed Nicolas Costa)

Karchmer, Sylvan

Keeley, Louise

Lafourcade, Enrique

Laughlin, James

Leigh, W. Colston, Inc., 3 items

Lemay, Harding, 3 items

Lopez, Enrique P.

FOLDER 9

Knopf Inc. and Carl Knopf. 16 letters (one 1964)

FOLDER 10

M, 9 letters. Included are the following names

Macnaghten, A. I., 3 items

Mademoiselle (signed Madeline Tracy Brigden)

Mahlstedt, Paul

Maner, W. Wallace, 2 items

Manfred, Ernest F.

Marin Carrasco, Onan

FOLDER 11

O -- P, 18 letters. Included are the following names

Oliver, A. G.

Orfila Reynal, Arnaldo

Penner da Cunha, Pedro E., 4 items

Pimstein, Valentin, 2 items

Pineda, José, 2 items

Princeton Alumni Weekly

FOLDER 12

R -- S -- T, 21 letters. Included are the following names

Rodriguez Monegal, Emir, 4 items

Serrano, Juan Enrique

Smith, C.

Southern, Richard, 2 items

Sponar, Rudolf

Straus, Roger W, Jr., 3 items

Thompson, Frank

Turner, Philip A.

FOLDER 13

U -- V, 4 letters, names otherwise unidentifiable

FOLDER 14

W, 7 letters. Included are the following names

Whistler, C. H., 2 items

White, Barbara M.

Williams, John A., 2 items

Wool, Robert M., 2 items

FOLDER 15

X -- Y -- Z, 10 letters. Included are the following names

Yates, Donald

Xirau, Ramon, 2 items

Empresa Editorial Zig-Zag, 7 items

FOLDER 16

From parents and family. 21 letters (one 1964)

Note: Folders 17 through 39 contain letters from January -- November 1966

FOLDER 17

A, 7 letters. Included are the following names

Acosta M., Zenaido

Agenja Autorska (signed Stanislaw Gogluska)

Andrade G., Alberto, 2 items

Arana Freire, Elsa

Avaria, Antonio

FOLDER 17

B, 12 letters. Included are the following names

Belknap, Robert L.

Berman, Morton

Boston University (signed G. A. Harfer)

Boyd, Susan

Boyle, Daniel W. (of Hart, Shulman, Phelan & Tucker, Attorneys at Law) 3 items

Brown, Harry

Bureau Hongrois Pour la Protection des Droits D' Auteur

FOLDER 19

A -- B, unidentified correspondents, 16 letters

FOLDER 20

Brandt & Brandt. 32 letters

FOLDER 21

C, 32 letters. Included are the following names

Cameron, Angus, 3 items

Camponeschi, Philip A. (of Peace Corps)

Campuzano, Claudio (of Inter-American Foundation for the Arts), 4 items

Canel, James B.

Capone, Alfredo

Casselman, Barry A., 6 items

Castillo, José' Guillermo

Chocron, Isaac

Chodkiewicz, Michel

Cornejo, Carlos Alberto

Correia Pacheco, Armando (of Pan American Union)

FOLDER 22

D, 28 letters (some 1965). Included are the following names

Diaz, Hernan, 2 items

Diez-Canedo, Joaquin, 3 items

Doctorow, E. L. (of Dial Press)

Donoso, Maria

Droguett, Carlos

Durand, Claude

FOLDER 23

E -- F -- G, 15 letters. Included are the following names

Ehrman, Hans, 2 items

Ferro, Mrs. Gae

Foriyes, Katheryn

Gotlieb, Howard B. (of Boston University Library)

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 3 items

Guzman, Patricio and Maria Salome

FOLDER 24

E -- F -- G, unidentified correspondents, 33 letters

FOLDER 25

Engle, Paul. 14 letters. Includes correspondence between Paul Engle, Donoso, Robert M. Wool, and Vernon Van Dyke regarding the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop

FOLDER 26

Freeman, Chap and Lorraine. 28 letters

FOLDER 27

Fuentes, Carlos. 2 letters

FOLDER 28

H, 9 letters. Included are the following names

Harlow, Robert

Harper & Row (signed Roger Klein), 3 items

Heiser, M. F.

Helm, Mrs. Sallie

Heymann, R.

Howland, Mrs. Jonathan (Ann)

FOLDER 29

J -- K -- L, 16 letters. Included are the following names

Jones, Mrs. Judith B.

Jones, Waring, 2 items

Karbowska, Jadwiga, 3 items

Lechay, Mrs. Rose

Lorcam, Beatriz

Lozano Dana, Carlos, 2 items

FOLDER 30

Knopf Inc. and Carl Knopf. 16 letters

FOLDER 31

M -- N, 23 letters. Included are the following names

McClendon, B. A., 2 items

McCulloch, Samuel C., 2 items

Maciuca, C.

Mademoiselle
(signed Ellen A. Stoianoff)

Maguey (signed Jed Linde), 2 items

National Foundation for the Arts and Humanities (signed Carolyn Kizer)

The New Yorker (signed C. M. Newman)

FOLDER 32

O -- P, 10 letters. Included are the following names

Orenstein, A.

Parra, Nicanor

Penguin Books Ltd., 2 items

Penner da Cunha, Pedro E.

Perez, Alberto

Pimstein, Valentin

Prieto, L.

Ediciones Prometeo, 2 items

FOLDER 33

O -P , unidentified correspondents, 26 letters

FOLDER 34

R, 22 letters. Included are the following names

Rodriguez Monegal, Emir (writing for Mundo Nuevo), 10 items

Roth, George, 7 items

FOLDER 35

S, 25 letters. Included are the following names

Saturday Review (signed Rochelle Girson), 2 items

Serrano, Juan Enrique, 9 items

Sociedad de Autores Teatrales de Chile

Soto, Laura Allende de

Spriestersbach, D.C.

Stein, Marianne

Stepanova, S.

FOLDER 36

T -- U -- V, 7 letters. Included are the following names

Tessier, Domingo

Urbistondo, Vicente

Verlag Volk und Velt (signed W. Czollek)

FOLDER 37

W, 21 letters. Included are the following names

Wacquez Arellano, Mauricio, 2 items

Whedon, Roger Anthony

Whistler, C. H.

Whiting, Mrs. Nate

The International Who's Who (signed W. Simon)

Will, Frederic

Williams, Miller

Wool, Robert M., 4 items

Jugoslovenska Autorka Agencija (signed B.Simic) [?]

FOLDER 38

Y -- Z, 20 letters. Included are the following names

Yates, Donald

Empresa Editorial Zig-Zag, 17 items

FOLDER 39

From parents and family. 13 letters

Box 13

Letters to Donoso, December 1966 through 1967 (folders 1 through 18), ca. 290 items. Together with letters to Maria Pilar Serrano, 1948 through 1964 (folders 19 through 24), ca. 225 items, and some miscellaneous materials.

FOLDER 1

A -- B, 31 letters. Included are the following names

Agencia Vitoria (signed Cabral da Silva), 2 items

Boyd, Willard L.

Bryan, C.

Bush, Alfred L. (of Princeton University Library)

FOLDER 2

Brandt & Brandt, 21 letters

FOLDER 3

C, 33 letters. Included are the following names

Camponeschi, Phillip A.

Casselman, Barry, 11 items

Castelli, Eugenio

Castillo, José Guillermo

Cohen, John M.

Cornell College (signed Howard Troyer)

Crome, Nick, 8 items

FOLDER 4

Cameron, Angus. 17 letters

FOLDER 5

D, 22 letters. Included are the following names

Dakin, Allin [sic] W.

Dall'Oglio, 2 items

Dawson, P. E.

Diez-Canedo, Joaquin

Dilia (signed Gustav Bernau), 3 items

Dorfman, Ariel

Dowling, John C.

Droguett, Carlos, 5 items (all dated 1966)

FOLDER 6

E--F--G, 17 letters. Included are the following names

Ehrmann, Hans, 4 items

Engle, Paul

Flores, Angel, 2 items

Garland, G. T.

Gotlieb, Howard B. (Boston University Library)

Guggenheim Foundation (signed Stephen L. Schlesinger), 2 items

FOLDER 7

Fuentes, Carlos. 4 letters

FOLDER 8

H, 9 letters. Included are the following names

Hayman, David

Henkin, William A, 3 items

Holmes, John Clellon

Howland, Ann

Huidobro, Ignacio

FOLDER 9

I -- J, 2 items

Indiana University (and one unidentified correspondent)

FOLDER 10

Editorial Joaquin Mortiz (publisher in Spain), 8 letters

FOLDER 11

K -- L, 12 letters. Included are the following names

Lafourcade, Enrique, 3 items

Laughlin, James

Seymour Lawrence Inc.

Lencastre de Veiga, Alexandre

Lomnitz, C.

FOLDER 12

M -- N, 15 letters. Included are the following names

McClendon, B. A., 2 items

MacDonald & Co. (signed Michael George), 2 items

Martinez Moreno, Carlos, 2 items

Mejia, Jorge

Morgenroth, R. L.

FOLDER 13

O -- P, 26 letters. Included are the following names

Ostria Gutierrez, Alberto, 5 items

Peace Corps (signed Jacqueline Simpson)

Pepper, George

Pepper, Janette

Percas Ponsetti, Helena

Phelps, Flora L. (for Americas magazine), 2 items

Phillips, Allen W.

Presa, Rafael de la

FOLDER 14

R, 17 letters. Included are the following names

Rodriguez Monegal, Emir, 7 items

Roth, George, 7 items

FOLDER 15

S -- T, 28 letters. Included are the following names

Salter, Jim

Schraibman, Joseph, 5 items

Serrano, Juan Enrique, 6 items

Stephanova, S.

Swank, Tim

Swanson, H.N.

Teeling, A. C.

FOLDER 16

U -- V, 16 letters. Included are the following names

Vargas Llosa, Mario, 2 items

FOLDER 17

W, 7 letters. Included are the following names

Wacquez Arellano, Mauricio, 3 items

Walker, Gerald (of the New York Times)

Weinstock, Herbert (of Knopf, Inc..)

Woodrow Wilson Foundation (signed Martin C. Lehfeldt)

FOLDER 18

From parents and family. 14 letters, 1965 -- 1967

Note: folders 19 through 24 contain letters to Maria Pilar Serrano (i.e., Donoso's wife), dated 1948 through 1964, and some miscellaneous materials.

FOLDER 19

Letters 1948 -- 1959. 41 items. Miscellaneous and/or unknown correspondents (chronologically)

FOLDER 20

Letters 1961 -- 1964. 27 items. Miscellaneous and/or unknown correspondents (chronologically)

FOLDER 21

Letters to Maria Pilar from Renan, 1949 -- 1952. 97 items and 2 photographs (chronologically)

FOLDER 22

Letters to Maria Pilar from Donald, 1953 -- 1956. 35 items (chronologically)

FOLDER 23

Undated letters. 23 items

FOLDER 24

Miscellaneous materials from the papers of Maria Pilar

A. A letter, 4 pages holograph, from Helen to Hester, dated 21 March 1949

B. "Manifiesto del jefe de la junta de ex-restores, Don Carlos Manning Trigo y su secretario ascesor Don Enrique Aparicio Chopitea, a la Federacion Ludovica Boliviana." Carbon typescript, 2 p., dated March 1944

C. "El Problema Racial." Carbon typescript, 4 p., unsigned, undated

D. "El Araguaney." Carbon typescript, 2 p., unsigned, undated

E. "Unas Palabras." Carbon typescript, 3 p., unsigned, undated

F. "Latino-America." Carbon typescript, 6 p., unsigned, undated

G. Poems. Holograph, 20 p., some signed Jorge

H. Poems. Typescript, 14 p., unsigned

I. Poems. Carbon typescript, 2 p., unsigned

J. Poems. Mimeographed, 4 p., by Abelardo Grille

K. A description of Maria del Pilar Peller Serrano [e.g., from the society pages of a newspaper], carbon typescript, 2 p.

Box 14

Letters to Maria Pilar Donoso, 1964 through 1967, ca. 290 items. Note: letters are arranged alphabetically

FOLDER 1

A -- B, 47 letters

FOLDER 2

C, 18 letters. Included are the following names

Chocron, Isaac

FOLDER 3

D, 25 letters

FOLDER 4

E -- F -- G, 20 letters. Included are the following names

Ferro, Gae

Gutierrez, Guillermo

FOLDER 5

H -- I -- J -- K -- L, 13 letters. Included are the following names

Huidobro, Ignacio

Keiler, Bernard

Knopf, Blanche

Lafourcade, Enrique

FOLDER 6

M -- N, 9 letters

FOLDER 7

O -- P, 13 letters. Included are the following names

Pfeifer de Perez, Herta

FOLDER 8

R, 12 letters. Included are the following names

Rivero Haedo, Elsie Krasting de

Rodriguez, Antonio

FOLDER 9

S -- T, 60 letters. Included are the following names

Serrano, Juan Enrique (and other family members )

Starbuck, George

Swinton, Stanley W.

FOLDER 10

S -- T continued, 41 letters
(most of these letters appear to be from family members)

FOLDER 11

U -- V, 10 letters. Included are the following names

Valdivieso, Jaime (attached to a letter from Fernando Alegria)

Vallejo-Najera, Juan Antonio

Vekemans, Roger

Vonnegut, Jane

FOLDER 12

W -- X -- Y -- Z, 20 letters

BOX 15

Miscellaneous materials

FOLDER 1

Rie el Eterno Lacayo (title later changed to El Lugar sin Limites . Photocopy of typescript, 132 p., numbered 4 through 136. The original Ms is owned by the Boston University Library.

FOLDER 2

Carbon copy of the contract with Editorial Joaquin Mortiz for the publication of Rie el Eterno Lacayo (i.e., El Lugar sin Limites), dated 3 March 1965

FOLDER 3

Los Guantes Blancos. Typescript, 8 p. A synopsis of the plot for a play which later developed into the novel Este Domingo

FOLDER 4

Los Guantes Blancos. Typescript and some carbons, with corrections, 62 p. Drafts of act I of the play. Dated March 1962

FOLDER 5

Los Guantes Blancos. Typescript, 27 p. Drafts of act II

FOLDER 6

Este Domingo. Typescript, 14 p., numbered 1 and 13 through 25. The leaf numbered 1 is headed "Capitulo 1," and the remaining leaves are from chapter 2

FOLDER 7

Reviews of Este Domingo

FOLDER 8

Contracts for the publication of Este Domingo: with Zig-Zag (dated 15 April 1966) and Editorial Joaquan Mortiz (dated 10 September 1966)

FOLDER 9

Materials for an unfinished novel. Two drafts of chapter 1, typescript with corrections, 15 p. and 19 p. Together with thirty-six 3x5 inch index cards containing holograph notes and outline for this same work

FOLDER 10

Draft of chapter 1 of an unknown novel; typescript, 12 p.

FOLDER 11

Draft of chapter 3 of an unknown novel; typescript, 11 p.

FOLDER 12

Outline of a projected novel; typescript, 3 p.

FOLDER 13

Clippings from newspaper and magazine articles containing brief mention of Donoso

FOLDER 14

Non-Donoso Ms, ["Tuly"], n.d.

FOLDER 15

"Calvetti," no author, n.d.

FOLDER 16

Clippings

BOX 16

Letters from Donoso to Maria Pilar during courtship, 1958 -- 1961

 

 

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