Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The di Giovanni, Norman Thomas, ca. 1953-1994, consists of the correspondence and writings of the author and translator, Norman Thomas di Giovanni, who is known for his collaboration with Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges. Born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1933, he was named after Norman Thomas, leader of the American Socialist Party. After graduating from Antioch College in 1955, over the next ten years, he collaborated with the Spanish poet Jorge Guillén, then on the faculty of Wellesley College, as editor of a collection of translations in English of fifty of Guillén's poems by eleven translator-poets including di Giovanni himself. Di Giovanni began his collaborative work with Borges in 1967.

Acquired: 2012

Collection size: 1,000 items

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