PEDRO LASTRA COLLECTION OF LETTERS FROM SOUTH AMERICAN WRITERS

MsC 844

Collection Dates: 1954-2002
1.75 linear ft.

Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

Special Collections Department
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Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Biographical and Historical Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List


Administrative Information

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Biographical Note

Pedro Lastra was born in Chile in 1932. Poet and essayist, Lastra graduated from the University of Chile. Between 1966 and 1973 he served as the literary advisor to the University Press in Chile, where he founded and directed the Letras de América collection. From 1972 until 1994, Lastra was a professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where he is now Professor Emeritus. In addition to being a corresponding member of the Academia Chilena de la Lengua, Lastra is also an honorary professor at the University of San Marcos (Lima, Peru) and the University of San Andrés (La Paz, Bolivia).

Some of his works of poetry include Traslado a la mañana (1959), Y éramos inmortales (1969, 1974), Cuarderno de la doble vida (1984), Diario de viaje y otros poemas (1998), Canción del pasjero (2001), and Palabras de amor (2002). Lastra has published many articles and he is also the author of several books: Conversaciones con Enrique Lihn (1980, 1990), Relecturas hispanoamericanas (1987), Invitación a la lectura (2001), and Leido y anotado: Letras chilenas e hispanoamercianas (2002).


Scope and Contents

The Pedro Lastra collection of Letters from South American Writers contains letters to Pedro Lastra written by many renowned contemporary Spanish-speaking literary figures. The collection dates from 1954 to 2002 and contains over 900 letters. All of the correspondence is in Spanish and arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name. Individual entries are arranged as follows: name (country) number of letters: years. Five authors are represented by sizeable quantities of letters: Carlos Germán Belli, Alberto Escobar, Oscar Hahn, Eugenio Montejo, and Gonzalo Rojas.

N.Diederichs 2006


Acquisition and Processing Information

Acquired by the University of Iowa Libraries, 2006.

Guide posted to Internet: July 2006


Box Contents List

Box 1

Agosti, Héctor P. (Argentina) 10 plus 1 signed namecard: 1965-1970

Ainsa, Fernando (Uruguay) 1: 1980

Allende, Isabel (Chile) 1: 1983

Anderson Imbert, Enrique (Argentina) 4: 1960-1965

Ara, Guillermo (Argentina) 1: 1965

Asiain, Aurelio (Mexico) 1: 1997

Bartolomé, Efraín (Mexico) 1: 2001

Barrenechea, Ana Maríe (Argentine) 3: 1979-1983

Belli, Carlos Germán (Peru) 59 plus 2 signed namecards: 1967-1988

---- 46: 1989-2005

Benedetti, Mario (Uruguay) 7: 1963-1970

Bonnett, Pieded (Colombia) 6: 1997-2001

Bueno, Salvador (Cuba) 6: 1961-1968

Cano, José Luis (Spain) 1: 1978

Carballo, Emmanuel (Mexico) 3: 1966-1969

Cardenal, Ernesto (Nicaragua) 5: 1970-1975

Carnero, Guillermo (Spain) 2: 1990

Carpentier, Alejo (Cuba) 2: 1972-1973

Castanón, Adolfo (Mexico) 1: 1998

Castellet, José María (Spain) 1: 1973

Castillo, Abelardo (Argentine) 2: 1971-1972

Castillo Zapata, Rafael (Venezuela) 1: 1991

Cobo Borda, Juan Gustavo (Colombia) 1: 1983

Cornejo Polar, Jorge (Peru) 1: 1997

Cortázar, Julio (Argentina) 3: 1981-1982

Cuadra, Pablo Antonio (Nicaragua) 2: 1977-1997

Deustua, Raúl (Peru) 2: 1999

Devoto, Daniel (Argentina) 2: 2000-2001

Eielson, Jorge Eduardo (Peru) 1: 2000

Esacajadillo, Tomás G. (Peru) 3: 1977-1986

Escobar, Alberto (Peru) 64: 1965-1999

Fernández Retamer, Roberto (Cuba) 17: 1968-1999

Fabbiani Ruiz, José (Venezuela) 1: 1966

Ferrari, Américo (Peru) 13: 1981-2002

Flores, Angel (Puerto Rico) 5: 1979-1986

Flores Galindo, Alberto (Peru) 1: 1989

Fornet, Ambrosio (Cuba) 3: 1966-1991

Fuentes, Carlos (Mexico) 1: 1980

Gerbasi, Vicente (Venezuela) 2: 1980-1981

Gelman, Juan (Argentina) 3: 1976-1996

García Márquez, Gabriel (Colombia) 4: 1967

Goldemberg, Isaac (Peru) 1: 1985

Gonzalez Echevarría, Roberto (Cuba) 1: 1999

Grases, Pedro (Spain) 1: 1975

Box 2

Gullón, Ricardo (Spain) 27: 1975-1990

Gutiérrez Girardot, Rafael (Colombia) 5: 1971-1998

Hahn, Oscar (Chile) 69 plus 3 undated notes: 1965-1992

Harss, Luis (Argentine) 5: 1979-1981

Horanyi, Matins (Hungary) 1: 1981

Jesualdo [Sosa] (Uruguay) 2: 1954-1956

Jitrik, Noé (Argentina) 4: 1962-2000

Kamenszain, Tamara (Argentina)  2: 1975

Labrador Ruiz, Enrique (Cuba) 5: 1962-1980

Lafforgue, Jorge (Argentina) 1: 1967

Lentini, Javier (Spain) 1: 1992

Lezama Lima, José (Cuba) 1: 1969

Libertella, Héctor (Argentine) 11: 1975-1991

López Degregori, Carlos (Peru) 1: 1994

López Nieves, Luis (Puerto Rico) 2: 1989-1996

López Ortega, Antonio (Venezuela) 7: 1990-1996

Martínez Moreno, Carlos (Uruguay) 1: 1961

Martínez-Bonati, Félix (Chile) 7: 1975-2002

Mezzotti, José Antonio (Peru) 4: 1993-2002

Mendiola, Víctor Manuel (Mexico) 3: 1995-1997

Maturo, Graciela (Argentine) 2: 1999-2000

Mejía Sánchez, Ernesto (Nicaragua) 1: 1978

Mendoza, Plinio Apuleyo (Colombia) 1: 1985

Meneses, Porfirio (Peru) 1: 1966

Monguió, Luis (Spain) 2: 1984-1991

Monsivais, Carlos (Mexico) 1: 1981

Montejo, Eugenio (Venezula) 47: 1984-2001

Mutis, Alvaro (Colombia) 2: 1984-1988

Oquendo, Abelardo (Peru) 10: 1963-2002

Ortega, Julio (Peru) 8: 1969-1988

Oviedo , Jose Miguel (Peru) 12: 1967-1997

Pacheco, Cristina (Mexico) 2: 1979

Pacheco, José Emilio (Mexico) 18: 1968-1979 

Palau de Nemes, Graciela (Puerto Rico) 1: 1977

Paoli, Roberto (Italy) 3: 1989-1996

Parra, Nicanor (Chile) 2: 1969-1975

Paz, Octavio (Mexico) 1: 1996

Phillips, Allen W. (USA) 2: 1967-1968

Box 3

Pineda Botero, Alvaro (Colombia) 21: 1986-1999

Portuondo, José Antonio (Cuba) 1: 1961

Quessep, Giovanni (Colombia) 5: 1998-2002

Quevedo, Alayda (and Edwin Madrid) (Ecuador) 2: 2002

Rama, Angel (Uruguay) 14: 1966-1983

Rael da Azúa, Carlos (Uruguay) 1: 1966

Ribayro, Julio Ramón (Peru) 5: 1967

Rivera, Francisco (Venezuela) 6: 1986-1996

Rivera Martinez, Edgardo (Peru) 1: 1997

Roa Bastos, Augusto (Paraguay) 19: 1961-1985

Rodríguez, Juliá Edgardo (Puerto Rico) 6: 1990-1994

Rodríguez Monagel, Emir (Uruguay) 5: 1966-1979

Rojas, Gonzalo (Chile) 56: 1961-1979

---- 34: 1980-1985

---- 33: 1986-1989

---- 29: 1990-2002

Box 4

Romero, Armando (Colombia) 4: 1985-1998

Romero, Elvio (Paraguay) 2: 1972

Ruffinelli, Jorge (Uruguay) 7: 1969-1981

Sábato, Ernesto (Argentina) 13: 1960-1972

Sábato, Matilde (Argentina) 3: 1969-1971

Salazar Bondy, Sebastián (Peru) 1: 1964

Sambrano Urdaneta, Oscar (Venezuela) 2: 1984

Sánchez Peláez, Juan (Venezuela) 1: 1997

Schulman, Ivan (USA) 3: 1994-1998

Schulman, Ivan (USA) 2: 1998

Silva-Santisteban, Ricardo (Peru) 1: 1998

Sobejano, Gonzalo (Spain) 1: 2001

Sologuren, Javier (Peru) 9: 1968-1993

Sucre, Guillermo (Venezuela) 5: 1985-1986

Suescún, Nicolás (Colombia) 1: 1969

Tauro, Alberto (Peru) 1: 1968

Traba, Marta (Argentina) 6 plus 2 signed notecards: 1966-1969

Trigueros de León, Ricardo (El Salvador) 3: 1961-1963

Urzagasti, Jesús (Bolivia) 2: 1997

Vargas Llosa, Mario (Peru) 7: 1969-1994

Vera, Pedro Jorge (Ecuador) 4: 1972-1983

Volkening, Ernesto A.C. (Colombia) 2: 1969

Westphalen, Emilio Adolfo (Peru) 1: 1970

Wiethüchter, Blanca (Bolivia) 1: 1999

Yurkievich, Saul (Argentina) 9: 1971-1985

Zeller, Ludwig (Chile) 1: 1994

 

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