Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Perlzweig mss., 1952-1956, consist of letters from poet/translator Cid Corman, 1924-2004, to long-time friend, archeologist Judith Perlzweig. In 1952 Corman is writing from Dorchester, Massachusetts to Perlzweig, first in Durham, North Carolina, then later and for the remainder of the correspondence in Athens, Greece. In fall 1954 Corman moves to Paris, until February 1956 when he takes up a job at the British School in Bari, Italy and writes to her from there. The letters concern his everyday activities, but in particular his writings and the publication of Origin, as well as the movements of mutual friends and acquaintances.

Perlzweig's letters to Corman, 1951-1978, and Corman's letters to Perlzweig subsequent to 1956 may be found in the Lilly Library's Corman mss. III collection.

Gift. 2007

Collection size: 68 items

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