Papers of Libris UK, publishing company

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Libris UK including correspondence concerning editorial issues and associated reviews of published works. Written in English and German. Contains the following files:

Box 1 File 1: Ashton, Rosemary, THE GERMAN IDEA One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, April 1993-January 1994. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work August 1980-June 1995.

File 2: Bosley, Keith, EVE BLOSSOM HAS WHEELS - GERMAN LOVE POETRY One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, May 1995-March 1997. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work 1997.

File 3: Brecht, Bertolt, WAR PRIMER One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, March 1996-October 1997. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work 1997-2003.

Box 2 File 4: Bridgham, Fred, THE FRIENDLY GERMAN-ENGLISH DICTIONARY One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, February 1990-September 1995. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work 1995-1998.

File 5: Bridgwater, Patrick, POET OF EXPRESSIONIST BERLIN - THE LIFE AND WORK OF GEORG HEYM One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1986-1994. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work 1991-1994.

File 6: Brophy, Brigid, MOZART THE DRAMATIST One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1986-1989. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1988-2006.

Box 3 File 7: Dove, Richard, HE WAS A GERMAN - A BIOGRAPHY OF ERNST TOLLER One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1987-1990. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work 1988-1995.

File 8: Dove, Richard, JOURNEY OF NO RETURN - FIVE GERMAN SPEAKING LITERARY EXILES IN BRITAIN, 1933-1945 One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1997-2000. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 2000-2001.

File 9: Fallada, Hans, THE DRINKER One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1988-1989. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1989-2005.

Box 4 File 10: Fallada, Hans, LITTLE MAN -WHAT NOW? One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1990-1996. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1987-2009.

File 11: Fontane, Theodor, BEYOND THE TWEED - A TOUR OF SCOTLAND IN 1858 One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1998. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1997-2005.

File 12: [Franz, Fuhmann, SELECTED STORIES] not published One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 2005. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 2005.

Box 5 File 13: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, ROMAN ELEGIES and THE DIARY One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1986-1996. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1986-1998.

File 14: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, SELECTED POETRY One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1990-1999. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1990-1999.

File 15: Haffner, Sebastian, GERMANY: JEKYLL & HYDE One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 2004-2005. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 2005.

Box 6 File 16: Heym, Georg, POEMS One file in three parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1985-2005. Part 2a and 2b. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 2000-2005.

Box 7 File 17: Heym, Georg, THE THIEF AND OTHER STORIES One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1990-1994. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1994-2000.

File 18: Hebel, Johann Peter, THE TREASURE CHEST One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1989-1995. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1994-2010.

Box 8 File 19: [Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, AN IMPOSSIBLE MAN] not published One file. Correspondence concerning editorial issues concerning unpublished book, 2004-2013.

File 20: Kastner, Erich, FABIAN - THE STORY OF A MORALIST One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1986-2004. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1988-2005.

File 21: Gansel, Mireille and Kunze, Reiner, 'IN TIME OF NEED' - A CONVERSATION ABOUT POETRY, RESISTANCE AND EXILE One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 2005-2006. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 2005-2009.

Box 9 File 22: Lafitte, Francois, THE INTERNMENT OF ALIENS One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1987-1988. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1987-2003.

File 23: Lukacs, Georg, GERMAN REALISTS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1988-1992. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1989-1996.

Box 10 File 24: Grenville, Anthony and Malet, Marian, CHANGING COUNTRIES - THE EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT OF GERMAN-SPEAKING EXILES FROM HITLER IN BRITAIN FROM 1933 TO TODAY One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1999-2010. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 2004-2009.

File 25: Munsterer, Hanns Otto, THE YOUNG BRECHT One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1986-1994. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1992-1998.

File 26: Morike, Eduard, MOZART'S JOURNEY TO PRAGUE and SELECTED POEMS One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1994-1996. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1997-2005.

Box 11 File 27: Reves, Nigel, HEINRICH HEINE: POETRY AND POLITICS One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1993-1994. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1994-1996.

File 28: Schiller, Friedrich, WILLIAM TELL, A PLAY One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 2001-2005. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 2005.

File 29: Trakl, Georg, POEMS & PROSE One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1996-2008. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 2000-2005.

Box 12 File 30: Williams, Jenny, MORE LIVES THAN ONE - A BIOGRAPHY OF HANS FALLADA One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 1996-2008. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 1998-2009.

File 31: Wizisla, Erdmut, WALTER BENJAMIN AND BERTOLT BRECHT - THE STORY OF A FRIENDSHIP One file in two parts. Part 1. Correspondence concerning editorial issues, 2003-2009. Part 2. Correspondence, papers, regarding reviews and reception of the published work, 2005-2009.

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 A-Z as per original order

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

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

Other Finding Aids

No additional finding aids.

Archivist's Note

Complied by Nicola Wood June 2015

Conditions Governing Use

No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the College Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.