Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Grossman mss., ca. 1970–2008, consist of the papers of Edith Grossman regarding her work as one of the preeminent translators of our time. Edith Marian Grossman was born on March 22, 1936, in Philadelphia, the daughter of Alexander and Sally (Stern) Dorph. She received her B.A. (with distinction) and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania; completed graduate study at the University of California, Berkeley from 1960–1962; completed her Ph.D. at New York University in 1972. She was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1961–1962, and a Fulbright fellowship, 1962–1963. Grossman has more than sixty books in translation to her credit, including an award winning translation of Cervantes' Don Quixote.

The collection includes correspondence, uncorrected and corrected proofs, typescripts, manuscript notes, drafts, subject files, reviews and clippings.

Acquired: 2009

Collection size: 6,700 items

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