Papers of Libris UK, publishing company

Scope and Content

Papers of Libris UK including correspondence concerning editorial issues and associated reviews of published works. Written in English and German.

The collection contains correspondence regarding publications from the following authors; Rosemary Ashton,1980-1995, Keith Bosley,1995-1997, Bertolt Brecht,1997-2003, Fred Bridgham, 1990-1998, Patrick Bridgwater, 1986-1994, Brigid Brophy,1986-2006, Richard Dove,1987-2001, Hans Fallada,1987-2009, Theodor Fontane, 1997-2005, Franz Fühmann, 2000-2005, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,1986-2005, Sebastian Haffner, 2004-2005, Johann Peter Hebel, 1989-2010, Georg Heym, 1985-2005, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, 2004-2013, Erich Kästner, 1986-2005, Reiner Kunze and Mireille Gansel, 2005-2009, François Lafitte, 1987-2003, Georg Lukács, 1988-1996, Marian Malet and Anthony Grenville, 1999-2010, Eduard Mörike, 1994-2005, Hanns Otto Münsterer, 1986-1998, Nigel Reeves, 1993-1996, Friedrich Schiller, 2001-2006, Georg Trakl, 1996-2008, Jenny Williams, 1991-2009, Erdmut Wizisla, 2003-2009.

Administrative / Biographical History

Libris was an independent publishing company based in London, which opened in September 1986, and published its first titles in 1988. Libris started out with a general list, including Victorian religious doubters (Froude and 'Mark Rutherford'), Neruda poems (now out of print), biographies of Italo Svevo and Wordsworth, and the late Brigid Brophy's Mozart book. However, from 1990 Libris concentrated almost exclusively on books of and about German literature from Goethe to Brecht. It closed in 2014.

Arrangement

Arranged in original order, alphabetically by author and then by title, as follows:



LIBRIS/1: Rosemary Ashton, THE GERMAN IDEA

LIBRIS/2: Keith Bosley, EVE BLOSSOM HAS WHEELS: GERMAN LOVE POETRY

LIBRIS/3: Bertolt Brecht, WAR PRIMER

LIBRIS/4: Fred Bridgham, THE FRIENDLY GERMAN-ENGLISH DICTIONARY

LIBRIS/5: Patrick Bridgwater, POET OF EXPRESSIONIST BERLIN: THE LIFE AND WORK OF GEORG HEYM

LIBRIS/6: Brigid Brophy, MOZART THE DRAMATIST

LIBRIS/7: Richard Dove, HE WAS A GERMAN: A BIOGRAPHY OF ERNST TOLLER

LIBRIS/8: Richard Dove, JOURNEY OF NO RETURN: FIVE GERMAN SPEAKING LITERARY EXILES IN BRITAIN, 1933-1945

LIBRIS/9: Hans Fallada, THE DRINKER

LIBRIS/10: Hans Fallada, LITTLE MAN - WHAT NOW?

LIBRIS/11: Theodor Fontane, BEYOND THE TWEED: A TOUR OF SCOTLAND IN 1858

LIBRIS/12: Franz Fühmann, SELECTED STORIES

LIBRIS/13: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, ROMAN ELEGIES and THE DIARY

LIBRIS/14: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, SELECTED POETRY

LIBRIS/15: Sebastian Haffner, GERMANY: JEKYLL & HYDE

LIBRIS/16: Johann Peter Hebel, THE TREASURE CHEST

LIBRIS/17: Georg Heym, POEMS

LIBRIS/18: Georg Heym, THE THIEF AND OTHER STORIES

LIBRIS/19: Hugo von Hofmannsthal, AN IMPOSSIBLE MAN

LIBRIS/20: Erich Kästner, FABIAN: THE STORY OF A MORALIST

LIBRIS/21: Reiner Kunze and Mireille Gansel, IN TIME OF NEED: A CONVERSATION ABOUT POETRY, RESISTANCE AND EXILE

LIBRIS/22: François Lafitte, THE INTERNMENT OF ALIENS

LIBRIS/23: Georg Lukács, GERMAN REALISTS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

LIBRIS/24: Marian Malet and Anthony Grenville, CHANGING COUNTRIES: THE EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT OF GERMAN-SPEAKING EXILES FROM HITLER IN BRITAIN FROM 1933 TO TODAY

LIBRIS/25: Eduard Mörike, MOZART'S JOURNEY TO PRAGUE and SELECTED POEMS

LIBRIS/26: Hanns Otto Münsterer, THE YOUNG BRECHT

LIBRIS/27: Nigel Reeves, HEINRICH HEINE: POETRY AND POLITICS

LIBRIS/28: Friedrich Schiller, WILLIAM TELL: A PLAY

LIBRIS/29: Georg Trakl, POEMS & PROSE

LIBRIS/30: Jenny Williams, MORE LIVES THAN ONE: A BIOGRAPHY OF HANS FALLADA

LIBRIS/31: Erdmut Wizisla, WALTER BENJAMIN AND BERTOLT BRECHT: THE STORY OF A FRIENDSHIP

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Acquisition Information

Retained in situ at LIBRIS and then transferred to the Archives in January 2015.

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