Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Levine mss., 1952-2000, consist of the papers of translator and author, Suzanne Jill Levine. Levine was born in 1946 in New York City. Levine is a freelance translator and author, a professor of Spanish and Portuguese as well as a lecturer on literary translation at numerous universities across the country. She has translated authors Adolfo Bioy-Casares, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Julio Cortazar, Carlos Fuentes and others. She was translator and friend of Manuel Puig and wrote his biography Manuel Puig and the Spider Woman: His Life and Fictions (Farrer, Straus, and Giroux: New York, 2000).

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Writings. The collection is arranged as received. The correspondence consists of photocopies of Manuel Puig's correspondence as well as Levine's own correspondence with Puig and others. The writings are mostly Levine's translations and her critical work on Puig and her Latin America Fiction and Poetry in Translation (Center for Inter-American Relations: New York, 1970).

Purchase. 2005

Collection size: 3,500 items

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.