Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Franzen, Cola mss., 1982–2010, consist primarily of manuscripts, drafts, correspondence and other material relating to Franzen's literary translations from the Spanish. Cola Franzen was born in Hart County, Georgia, in 1923. She has published over twenty books of translations, among them poetry, fiction, and criticism by notable Spanish and Latin American authors, including Gerardo Mosquera, Frederico García Lorca, Alicia Borinksy, Claudio Guillén, Saúl Yurkievich, Juan Cameron, and Antonio José Ponte. She also has translated Poems of Arab Andalusia. A past officer of the American Literary Translators Association, her honors include the Harold Morton Landon Prize in 2000 and the Gregory Kolovakos Award from PEN American Center in 2004. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Acquired: 2006–2010

Collection size: 3,500 items

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