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WOODS MSS.

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Inventory

I. General correspondence

Box 1

  • 1979-2002 (34 folders)

II. Translations

Box 1: Book translations

  • Mann, Thomas. Doctor Faustus. Translated by John E. Woods (New York: A.A. Knopf, 1997) T.D., edited (6 folders)
  • Mann. The Magic Mountain. Translated by John E. Woods (New York: A.A. Knopf, 1995) T.D., copy-edited (6 folders)

Box 2: Book translations

  • Mann, Thomas. The Magic Mountain, cont. (4 folders)
  • Monikóvá. Libuše. Drift Ice. Translated by John E. Woods. unpublished manuscript. T.D., edited (2 folders)
  • Monikóvá. Impairment (Schädigung). unpublished manuscript. T.D., edited (1 folder)
  • Monikóvá. Pavane for a Dead Princess. Translated by John E. Woods. 1991. unpublished manuscript. T.D., edited (1 folder)
  • Rabe, John. The Good Man of Nanking: the Diaries of John Rabe. Edited by Erwin Wickert. Translated by John E. Woods (New York: A. A. Knopf, 1998). Notes (faxes) of Wickert. 1997 (1 folder)
  • Rabe. The Good Man of Nanking. Correspondence from Erwin Wickert, 1998 (1 folder)
  • Rabe. The Good Man of Nanking. Manuscript titled: "The Good German of Nanking." T.D., edited (3 folders)
  • Rabe. The Good Man of Nanking. Manuscript. T.D., edited (3 folders)
  • Ransmayr, Christoph. The Dog King. Translated by John E. Woods (New York: A.A. Knopf, 1997). Manuscript titled: "The Kitahara Syndrome" T.D., edited (3 folders)
  • Ransmayr. "Fatehpur." Speech. Nov. 10-11, 1996. T.D. (1 folder)
  • Ransmayr. "The Unborn." T.D. Accompanied by original German story; 2 sets of edited proofs (1 folder)

Box 3: Book translations

  • Reemstma, Jan Philipp. "And So for the Reason Noted," c.1990. Speech. T.D., edited (1 folder)
  • Reemstma. "In Honor of Daniel Goldberg, On the Occasion of His Being Awarded the Democracy Prize," Mar. 17, 1997. Speech. T.D. (1 folder)
  • Reemstma. More Than a Champion: The Style of Muhammad Ali. Translated by John E. Woods (New York: A.A. Knopf, 1998). T.D., edited (1 folder)
  • Reemstma. "The Political Semantics of the Concept of 'Torture,'" ca. 1990. T.D., edited (1 folder)
  • Reemstma. "State Terror," ca. 1990. T.D., edited (1 folder)
  • Reemstma. "Survivor Memoirs," ca. 1998. T.D., edited (1 folder)
  • Reemstma. "Terroratio I," ca. 1990. T.D., edited (1 folder)
  • Reemstma. "Terroratio II," ca. 1990. T.D., edited (1 folder)
  • Reemstma. "Toward a Psychoanalytic Understanding of Human Cruelty," ca. 1990. T.D., edited (1 folder)
  • Schulze, Ingo. 33 Moments of Happiness: St. Petersburg Stories. Translated by John E. Woods (New York: A.A. Knopf, 1998) T.D., edited (2 folders)
  • Schulze. 33 Moments of Happiness. T.D., copy-edited (2 folders)
  • Schulze. Simple Stories. Translated by John E. Woods (New York: A.A. Knopf, 2000) T.D., edited (2 folders)
  • Wagner, Richard. Tannhäuser: In Full Score. German, with English interlinear translations by John E. Woods (New York: Dover Publications, 1984) (bound volume)
  • Wagner. Tannhäuser and the Tournament of Song at Wartburg. Edited and translated by Natalia Macfarren. (New York: G. Schirmer, ca. 1990-1995?) Annotated for surtitles by John E. Woods (bound volume)
  • Wagner. Lyric Opera of Chicago Tannhäuser production folder, 1998-1999. Includes surtitles program. T.D., 46pp. (1 folder)

Box 3: Other translations

  • Döblin, Alfred. Mountain Seas and Giants, ca. 1981. Unpublished sample. T.D., 18pp. (1 folder)
  • Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. "Hitler's Wraith [Wrath]," ca. 1995. Translated by John E. Woods. T.D., 9pp. (1 folder)
  • Enzensberger. "Inserts for Bosnia - Uganda," ca. 1995. T.D., 1p. (1 folder)
  • Enzensberger. "Manhunting in Germany," ca. 1995. Translated by John E. Woods. T.D., 6pp. (1 folder)
  • Fleischhauer, Jan. "Victory or Siberia," ca. 1999. Translated by John E. Woods. T.D., 24pp.
  • Ganzfried, Daniel. "The Borrowed Holocaust Biography," 27 Aug. 1998. T.D., 15pp. Accompanied by "After Auschwitz, Facts Don't Count," 11 Sept. 1998. T.D., 10pp.
  • Glotz, Peter. "Forward to Europe: A Manifesto for a New European Left," ca. 1985. Translated by John E. Woods. T.D. Accompanied by copy of German text
  • Pross, Harry. "The Grand Reconciliation: Kitsch as a Social Product," Mar. 1985. Translated by John E. Woods. T.D. Accompanied by a photocopy of the German text
  • Süskind, Patrick. Perfume, Fall 1985. unpublished sample. T.D., edited, [14]pp.
  • Assorted published reviews, 1983-2001

III. Arno Schmidt

Box 3: Correspondence, 1977-1987.

  • Ernst Krawehl and John Woods concerning translations of Arno Schmidt. Mostly in German (17 folders)

Box 4: Correspondence, 1978-2002.

  • Concerning Arno Schmidt (19 folders)

Box 4: Translations of works by Arno Schmidt

  • Evening Edged in Gold. Translated by John E. Woods (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1980)
  • Includes: Manuscript, 1977. T.D., edited, [83]pp.; Notes & Queries, 1978-1979; Plot summary, 1980. T.D.; Ott, Peter F., "Comments on the Occasion of the Publication of Evening Edged in Gold by Arno Schmidt," 1981. T.D., 14pp. (photocopied) (4 folders)

Box 5: Translations of works by Arno Schmidt

  • "Great Cain." Two drafts of manuscript. T.D., edited, 18pp. Accompanied by queries and answers, 2pp.
  • "Lake Scenes With Pocahontas" in Collected Novellas, ca. 1981. Translated by John E. Woods (Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 1994) Manuscript. T.D., edited, 16pp.
  • Scenes from the Life of a Faun: A Short Novel, ca. 1980. Translated by John E. Woods (London; New York: M. Boyars, 1983) Manuscript. T.D, edited, 156pp. (2 folders)
  • School for Atheists: A Novella-Comedy in Six Acts, ca. 1999. Translated by John E. Woods (København; Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2001). Manuscript. Second version, first draft. T.D., edited, 301pp. (4 folders)
  • School for Atheists, Apr. 1999. Manuscript. Second version, second draft. T.D., edited, 301pp. (4 folders)
  • "Tall Grete" in The Collected Stories of Arno Schmidt. Translated by John E. Woods (Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 1996). Manuscript. T.D., edited, 3pp.

Oversize

  • Evening Edged in Gold, ca. 1979. Prepared by S. Fischer for presentation at Frankfurt Book Fair. T.D., 54pp. (bound and photocopied)

IV. Writings by Woods

Box 4

  • "On Translating the Unconventional Prose of Arno Schmidt," ca. 1981. T.D., 6pp., edited. (photocopied)
  • "Of Bicycles and Violins," ca. 1994. Speech. T.D., edited, 8pp.

V. Additions, 2005

Box 4: Book translations

  • Mann, Thomas. Joseph and his Brothers. Translated by John E. Woods (New York: Everyman's Library, 2005) Books I & II. T.D., edited (4 folders)

Box 5: Book translations

  • Mann, Thomas. Joseph and His Brothers, cont. Books III & IV. T.D. corrected draft (8 folders)
  • Mann. Books I-III. Copy-edited ms.

Box 6: Book translations

  • Mann, Thomas. Joseph and His Brothers, cont. Book IV. Copy-edited ms.
  • Mann. Books I-IV. Proofs: First pass, Apr. 15-2004.
  • Mann. Books I-III. Proofs: Author's set, Apr. 23, 2004.

Box 7: Book translations

  • Mann, Thomas. Joseph and His Brothers, cont. Book IV. Proofs, Author's set
  • Mann. Books I-IV. Proofs: second pass, July 19, 2004.

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