John Balaban, 'Vietnamese folk poetry'

Scope and Content

File containing a typescript and letters to Schmidt from Balaban, most of which were sent from Vietnam. Contents are as follows:

  • /1 Photocopy typescript of 'Vietnamese Folk Poetry. Ca Dao: Free Songs of the People', edited and translated by Crystal Erhart, Nguyen Van Minh, John Balaban and The Venerable Dao Phuc.
  • /2-10 Letters from Balaban (some sent through Clyde B. Coreil), and one letter from Crystal Erhart (3 January 1971-12 February 1972), relating to: plans for Carcanet to publish the translations and possible support for the project from UNESCO; work on the manuscript and revisions to be made; the submission of a revised version of the manuscript; contractual issues; life in Saigon; Balaban's work in gathering popular Vietnamese poems and songs; and his Carcanet pamphlet Vietnam poems. /3 includes a typescript poem by Balaban entitled 'Carcanet'.