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Polack mss., 1964-1999

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
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Polack, Philip.

Polack mss., 1964-1999

Collection No.
LMC 2657

710 items

Materials are in English.

Collection consists of the papers of translator Philip Polack.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Philip Polack was a translator of Catalan and Spanish literature. His areas of specialization included Catalan and Spanish literature. His translations offer penetrating insights into the translator's craft, tracing the interrelationship of author, publisher and translator.


The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Writings; III. Miscellaneous.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of translator Philip Polack.Correspondents include Camilo José Cela, Margaret Jull Costa, Miguel Delibes, Salvador Espriu, and various publishers. Also included among the correspondence are letters to and from Polack and various correspondents regarding his translation of Diálogo dos Montes. Writings include various drafts of Polack's translation of Soledades, by Luis de Góngora, as well as drafts and proofs of works by Margaret Jull Costa, Luis de Góngora, Rehuel Jessurun, Miquel Martí i Pol, Toni Turull, Federico García Lorca, Maria del Mar, Ausiàs March, Eduard Mörilee, Joan Manuel Serrat. Miscellaneous includes ideas for illustrations for works translated by Polack, as well as obituary notices for Toni Turull.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 2002, 2009
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Polack mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Morgan McFall-Smith and Hiromi Yoshida.

Completed in 2011

Series: Box 1 Correspondence

Cela, Camilo José. Jan.-Feb. 1970

Costa, Margaret Jull. Sept.-Nov. 1992

Delibes, Miguel. 1971

Espriu, Salvador. 1974

Publishers. 1981-2000  (letters from publishers including Bristol Classical Press, Carcanet Press Ltd./P.N. Review, and Duckworth General Publishers)

Diálogo dos Montes. 1969-1971  (letters to and from Polack concerning Diálogo dos Montes)

Diálogo dos Montes. 1974-2009  (Letters to and from Polack concerning Diálogo dos Montes)

Series: Box 1 Writings

Single-author folders contain notes and drafts with the exception of the one designated for Margaret Jull Costa, which contains essays written by Costa, together with articles pertaining to Luis de Góngora. The folder designated for various writings contains translations.

Costa, Margaret Jull

Góngora, Luis de

Jessurun, Rehuel

Pol, Miquel Martí i

Turull, Toni

Various writings (Federico García Lorca, Maria del Mar, Ausiàs March, Eduard Mörilee, Joan Manuel Serrat)

Series: Box 1 Miscellaneous

Illustration ideas for works translated by Philip Polack

Obituaries for Toni Turull