Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

RAZUM MSS.

The Razum mss., ca. 1998-2003, consist of literary translations from English into German by Kathrin Razum. Ms. Razum, b. 1964, lives in Heidelberg as a free-lance editor and translator from the English. She is also editor of the German Translators Union newsletter.

Present in this collection are two drafts of the German translation of Mr. Clive and Mr. Page by Neil Bartlett; V.S. Naipaul's The Loss of El Dorado and Reading and Writing ; In the Forest and Wild Decembers by Edna O'Brien; and Losing Nelson by Barry Unsworth.

Gift. 2003

  • Bartlett, Neil. Mr. Clive and Mr. Page [ Mr. Clive and Mr. Page ] (Munich: Goldmann Verlag, 1999) Two drafts, in German, both with penciled revisions and changes throughout. 140p., 110p. (2 folders)
  • Naipaul, V.S. The Loss of El Dorado [ Abschied von El Dorado: Eine Kolonialgeschichte ] (Munich: Claassen Verlag, 2001) Chapters 5-10, 310p. (3 folders) [Chapters 1-4, epilogue and footnotes, not present here, were translated by Bettina Munch]
  • Naipaul, V.S. Reading and Writing. Two drafts, in German, with penciled revisions and changes. Published in German as Das Lesen und das Schreiben . 1st draft, 25p.; 2nd draft, 41p. (2 folders)
  • O'Brien, Edna. In the Forest. [ Im Wald ] (Hamburg: Hofmann und Campe, 2003) First draft, in German, with penciled revisions and changes throughout. 234p. (2 folders); Second draft, in German, with penciled revisions throughout. 166p. (1 folder)
  • _______. Wild Decembers. [ Das rauhe Land ] (Hamburg: Hofmann & Campe Verlag, 2003?) First draft, in German with penciled revisions and changes. 239p. (2 folders)
  • Unsworth, Barry. Losing Nelson. [ Horatios Schatten ] (Munich: Goldmann Verlag, 2002) First draft, in German, with revisions and changes throughout. 299p. (3 folders)

Collection size: 8 items

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