Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Bernofsky mss., ca. 1993-2007, consist of correspondence, manuscripts and proofs of translator Susan Bernofsky. Bernofsky has an MFA in fiction writing from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. She has translated contemporary and classical fiction by Ludwig Harig, Herman Hesse and Robert Walser and was the recipient of the 2006 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Outstanding Translation from German into English for her translation of Jenny Erpenbeck's The Old Child and Other Stories. The manuscript and proofs for this prize winning work are among the papers. Also present are drafts, proofs, etc. of her work Foreign Words: Translator-Authors in the Age of Goethe.

An inventory is available

Gift. 2007

Collection size: 45 items

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