Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Conti mss., 2000-2002, consist of correspondence, readers' reports and manuscript drafts relating to Gregory Conti's translation into English of Rosetta Loy's Cioccolata da Hanselmann. The correspondence is with Conti's editor at the University of Nebraska Press and copies of two faxes from Conti to author Rosetta Loy. The readers' reports, sent to Conti by his editor, are for sample chapters sent to the publisher. A later reader's report for the completed manuscript carries notations made by Conti in red, blue, and green ink, while a subsequent letter to his editor summarizes his comments and reactions to that report. The final letter in the file is to the copy editor responding to her queries on the manuscript. The book, Hot Chocolate at Hanselmann's , is due for release in April 2003.

Also present are the two sample chapters he sent that resulted in the first readers' reports; a full complete copy of the translation, as submitted to the University of Nebraska Press in August 2002; and a talk given by Conti at ALTA in Raleigh, NC, October 2002: "How Many Lives Does a Cat Have Anyway? Translating Culture in Cioccolata da Hanselmann. "

A computer disk and two later revisions of the manuscript, dated January and February 2002, which were printed out from the disk, complete the collection.

A box/folder list is available.

Gift. Gregory Conti. Perugia, Italy 2002

Box/folder list

  • Box 1
    • folder 1: Sample chapters (1 & 2) submitted to University of Nebraska Press, Fall 2000
    • folder 2: Correspondence and faxes, 2000-2001. Includes readers' reports on sample chapters
    • folders 3-4: Full manuscript sent to publisher August 2001, accompanied by cover letter to editor, August 19, 2001.
    • folder 5: Reader's report and notations, December 2001
    • folder 6: Correspondence, 2002
    • folder 7: "How Many Lives Does a Cat Have? Translating Culture in Cioccolata da Hanselmann."
  • Box 2:
    • folders 1-2: Computer disk and January 2002 revision
    • folders 3-4: February 2002 revision

Collection size: 11 items

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.