Rabassa, Gregory (1922-2016)
Scope:
The Gregory Rabassa collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and subject files.

Manuscripts in the collection include a large selection of books and novels translated by Rabassa, including Julio Cortazar’s 62: A Model Kit, Osman Lins’ Avalovara, Jorge Amado’s Captains of the Sands, Mario Vargas Llosa’s Conversation in the Cathedral, Jose Lezman Lima’s Paradiso, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, Antonio Lobo Antunes’ What Can I do When Everything’s on Fire?, Darcy Ribeiro’s The Brazilian People, Jorge Amado’s The War of Saints, and many others. Also included are Rabassa’s If this be Treason: Translation and Its Discontents (2005), essays by Julio Cortazar and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a stage play by Rene Marques, and various essays translated by Rabassa.

Correspondence in the collection includes professional material dated between 1961 and 2001. Notable correspondents include Jacob K. Javits and Robert F. Kennedy. Also included is correspondence between Rabassa and Oxford University Press concerning translations of a series of short stories for the university, dated between 1995 and 1996.

Printed material in the collection includes proofs for many of Rabassa’s translations, including Hopscotch, A Manual for Manuel, and The Apple in the Dark, as well as Rayuela by Julio Cortazar, and Rabassa’s “A Cloudy Day in Gray-Minor.”

Subject files in the collection include material and notes relating to If this be Treason.
Notable Figures
1. Rabassa, Gregory
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Translation Subject Guide
3. Poets
4. Latin Americanists
5. Latin American literature -- 20th century
6. Latin American poetry -- 20th century
7. Hispanic American authors