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KRUEGER MSS.

The Krueger mss., 1988-1993, consist of translations from English into German of literary works by British authors Julian Barnes and William Boyd. The translator is Gertraude Krueger of Berlin and the translations were published by Haffmans Verlag in Zurich in the case of Barnes and by Rowohlt Verlag in Hamburg for Boyd.

Additions to the Krueger mss., 1995-1996, are first draft translations into German of two books by American author Valerie Wilson Wesley: When Death Comes Stealing (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1994) and Devil's Gonna Get Him (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995). The former was published as Ein Engel über deinem Grab (Zurich: Diogenes Verlag, 1996); the latter as In Teufels Küche (Zurich: Diogenes Verlag, 1998). Both manuscripts are accompanied by photocopies of correspondence from Krueger to her editor at Diogenes Verlag as well as notes and queries regarding appropriate translations of words and phrases.

Contents:

Barnes, Julian. Metroland. (London: Jonathan Cape, 1980). First complete draft in German, 218 p. with numerous penciled revisions and changes. (3 folders) Accompanied by photocopies of queries to Barnes, with his answers, 7p.; photocopies of correspondence between Krueger and her editor at Haffmans Verlag about the translation, 4p.; preparatory notes, 13p.; two earlier drafts of pages 73-78, 15p.; other notes and queries, 9p. (1 folder)

Barnes, Julian. Staring at the Sun. (London: Jonathan Cape, 1986). First complete draft, in German, [260]p. with numerous penciled revisions and changes. (3 folders). Accompanied by photocopies of Krueger's queries to Barnes, with his answers, Nov. 1990-Mar. 1991 [6]p.; holograph preparatory notes, mostly re: terminology [25]p.; acknowledgements, 1p. (1 folder)

Boyd, William. Brazzaville Beach. (London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1990). First draft translation into German with numerous revisions and changes in pencil and some in ink. 438p. (3 folders). Accompanied by "Fragen an William Boyd zu Brazzaville Beach," 1p.; holograph preparatory notes, 11p.; and clippings from German newspapers, etc. with certain words or phrases marked. (1 folder)

Wesley, Valerie Wilson. When Death Comes Stealing (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1994). First draft translation in German with numerous revisions and changes in pencil. Dated 20-2-96 on last page. 264p. (2 folders). Accompanied by copies of correspondence; notes and queries to German colleagues and American friends; notes on conversation with publisher's reader; notes on brand names; and newspaper article from Der Tagesspiegel, 12 November 1995, on marijuana. (1 folder)

Wesley, Valerie Wilson. Devil's Gonna Get Him (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995). First draft translation in German with frequent revisions and changes in pencil. 249p. (2 folders). Accompanied by copies of correspondence, notes and queries of German and American colleagues; questions and suggestions by Judge Hartmut Fischer; and questions and suggestions by physician Caroline Einkämpl. (1 folder)

Acquired: 2001, 2002

Collection size: 5 items

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