Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Harshav mss., ca. 1993-2001, consist of correspondence and drafts of volumes translated from Hebrew into English by Barbara Harshav. Present is correspondence with Michal Govrin relating to Harshav's translation of his The Name [ ha-Shem], as well as the final translation manuscript (New York: Riverhead, 1998), and three drafts of her translation of Haim Be'er's The Pure Element of Time [ Havalim] published by the University Press of New England in 2003.

Gift. 2003

Folder list

Govrin, Michal. The Name. Translated by Barbara Harshav. New York: Riverhead, 1998

  • folders 1-5: Correspondence, 1993-1998, chiefly between Govrin and Harshav and mostly fax copies
  • folders 6-8: Miscellaneous texts, some Hebrew, some English
  • folder 9: Opening chapter of ha-Shem - Hebrew
  • folder 10: Two drafts of opening chapter, "Week One" (sic) - English, December 1994
  • folder 11: Two drafts of "One Week," October 1996; final
  • folders 12-15: Entire text: "final version, 7/7/97," with some pencil and red ink corrections

Be'er, Haim. The Pure Element of Time. Translated from the Hebrew by Barbara Harshav. Hanover [N.H.]: University Press of New England, 2003

  • folders 1-3: First draft, October 2001
  • folders 4-7: Second draft, October-November 2001
  • folder 8: Final, November 2001

Collection size: 115 items

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