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The Kling, Vincent mss., ca. 1996-2013, consist of a novel, business contracts, correspondence, articles, photocopies, translations, drafts, and notes relating to the work of Vincent Kling, a German professor and literary translator at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. Kling studied English, German, and comparative literature at La Salle University, Georg-August-Universität (Göttingen, Germany), the University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship twice, first after his undergraduate years to complete a project on Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus and later to teach at the University of Vienna. He was awarded the 2013 Schlegel-Tieck Prize of the Goethe Institut in London for best translation of a literary work from German for his translation of the Swiss novel Why the Child is Cooking the Polenta by Aglaja Veteranyi. Kling has published scholarly articles on literary translation, detective fiction, film, and various authors, especially those of Austrian fiction, and has translated the fiction, poetry, and critical writings of numerous germanophone authors.

Acquired: 2013

Collection size: 33 items

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