Guide to the Agnes Kun Papers, ca. 1940-1975

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Guide to the Agnes Kun Papers, ca. 1940-1975

Collection number: M0674

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Nathalie Auerbach
Date Completed:
1994 June 15
Encoded by:
Sean Quimby
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kun, Agnes. Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1975
Collection number: M0674
Creator: Kun, Agnes
Extent: 2 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Extensive correspondence with Russian writers documenting Hungarian-Russian literary relations. Covers the period of destalinization of Russian literature. Significant collections of Leonid Martynov letters and poems, and Boris Pasternak's writings on Hungarian writer Petofi. Includes papers of Antal Hidas.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1994.

Preferred Citation

Agnes Kun Papers. M0674. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Agnes Kun was a translator of Russian literature into Hungarian and maintained extensive correspondence with Russian writers.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection is a document of Hungarian Russian literary relations, an interesting and so far poorely documented aspect. It is also a document of the period of destalinization of Russian literature. Among authors whose manuscripts are represented in the collection are: a sizeable collection of letters and poems (several hundreds) by Leonid Martynov and smaller collections of letters by N. Tlkhonov, N. Zabolotsky, A. Fadeev, R. Samoilov possibly a few others. Of particular interest are also some Boris Pasternak authographs especially regarding his work on Hugarian writer Petofi.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Aseev, Nikolai Nikolaevich, 1889-1963.
Attila, Jâozsef,$f1905-
Chukovskii, Nikolai Korneevich, 1904-1965.
Fazekas, Mihâaly, 1766-1828, Lâudas Matyi.
Hidas, Antal, 1899-
Kirsanov, Semen Isaakovich, 1906-1972.
Madâach, Imre, 1823-1864, Az ember tragâediâaja.
Martynov, Leonid Nikolaevich, 1905-1980.
Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich, 1890-1960.
Petèofi, Sâandor, 1823-1849, Jâanos Vitez.
Tikhonov, Nikolai Semenovich, 1896-1979.
Vèorèosmarty, Mihâaly, 1800-1855, Csongor âes Tèunde.
Zabolotskii, Nikolai Alekseevich, 1903-1958.
Hungarian literature--20th century.
Russian literature--20th century.
Szâecsi Mâaria. Tèundáerâalom. Salgâo.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

MARTYNOV, LEONID. Letter of literary critic Aleksandr Anikst to Agnes Kun about the translation of Imre Madach's "Az ember tragédiája" (Tragedy of Man). Typewritten translation of the play by Leonid Martynov - full text with variations. On verso: handwritten letters of Agnes Kun to Leonid Martynov and his wife, Nina. Handwritten comments and notations by Agnes Kun. Scenes I - VI (100 pages)

Box 1, Folder 2

MARTYNOV, LEONID. Scenes VII- IX (89 pages)

Box 1, Folder 3

MARTYNOV, LEONID. Scenes X - XV (129 pages) Original poems by Martynov, Leonid - Manuscripts

Box 1, Folder 4

MARTYNOV, LEONID. "Domotkannaia Venera" 40 pages (numbered).5/28/40

Box 1, Folder 5

MARTYNOV, LEONID. Poems

Physical Description: 40 leaves (unnumbered)
Box 1, Folder 6

MARTYNOV, LEONID. Poems

Physical Description: 51 leaves (unnumbered)
Box 1, Folder 7

MARTYNOV, LEONID. Poems

Physical Description: 40 leaves (unnumbered)
Box 1, Folder 8

MARTYNOV, LEONID. Poems

Physical Description: 50 leaves (unnumbered)
Box 2, Folder 1

Martynov, Leonid. Madich, Imre. Az ember tragédiája. Literal translation into Russian used by Leonid Martynov for poetic translation. On verso: poetic translattion, handwritten by Martynov. Scenes I - VII (pages 1-80)

Box 2, Folder 2

Martynov, Leonid. Same. Scenes Vifi - XIV (pages 82-154, 69-91)

Box 2, Folder 3

Martynov, Leonid. Madách, Imre. Az ember tragédiája. Poetic translation. Scenes I - VII (pages 6-83)

Box 2, Folder 4

Martynov, Leonid. Same. Scenes VIII- XIV (incomplete) (pages 84-174)

Box 2, Folder 5

Martynov, Leonid. Hidas, Antal. Poems translated into Russian by Leonid Martynov.

Physical Description: 78 leaves (unnumbered)
Box 2, Folder 6

Martynov, Leonid. Original poems. Drafts.

Physical Description: 50 leaves (unnumbered)
Box 2, Folder 7

Martynov, Leonid and Nina. Letters and cards to Agnes Kun and Antal Hidas.(1951 - 1964)

Physical Description: 97 items.
Box 2, Folder 8

Martynov, Leonid. Same. (1965-1975).

Physical Description: 47 items
Box 3, Folder 1

Tikhonov, Nikolai. Letters to Agnes Kun and Antal Hidas.(1949-1978)

Physical Description: 47 leaves plus some typewritten texts of same letters
Box 3, Folder 2

Tikhonov, Nikolai. Holiday cards to Agnes Kun and Antal Hidas.

Physical Description: 37 items.
Box 3, Folder 3

Zabolotskii, Nikolai. Poem "Sentiabr", 1957, 1 leaf Hidas, Antal. Poem "Stonet Dunai", 1946. Translated into Russian by Nikolai Zabolotskii, with remarks and comments by Nikolai Aseev.

Physical Description: 25 pages.
Box 3, Folder 3

Fazekas, MihIly. Ludas Matyi, translated by Nikolai Tikhonov with corrections by Boris Pasternak.

Box 3, Folder 3

Translations from Sándor Petöfi, Antal Hidas by Nikolai Tikhonov, Nikolai Chukovskii. Remarks by Boris Pasternak.

Physical Description: 42 leaves.
Box 3, Folder 3

Kirsanov, Semen. "Over the Danube", poem dedicated to Agnes Kun and Antal Hidas.

Physical Description: 1 leaf
Box 3, Folder 4

Martynov, Leonid. Translations from Antal Hidas. Manuscripts and variations. Also Martynov's original poems. Drafts.

Physical Description: 69 leaves (unnumbered)
Box 3, Folder 5

Martynov, Leonid. Translations from Attila, József.

Physical Description: (31 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 6

Martynov, Leonid. Vörösmarty, Mihily. Csongor és Tunde - play in 5 acts. Translated into Russian by Leonid Martynov.

Box 3, Folder 7

Same. Acts 3, 4; pages 100 - 198

Box 3, Folder 8

Same. Act 5; pages 199 - 279.

Box 4, Folder 1

Petöfi, SIndor János Vitez. Translation into Russian.

Physical Description: Handwritten. 12 pages (numbered).
Box 4, Folder 2

János Vitez. Typewritten; handwritten notations, comments, variations.

Physical Description: 66 pages (numbered)
Box 4, Folder 3

János Vitez. 2nd copy, p.1-2 missing. Variations.

Physical Description: 66 pages (numbered)
Box 4, Folder 4

Petöfi, Sándor. Literal prose translations of short poems. Handwritten remarks, corrections etc.

Physical Description: 55 pages, 27 pages (numbered inconsistently)
Box 4, Folder 5

Letter of Agnes Kun to Boris Pasternak 6/12/47

Physical Description: 5 pages.
Box 4, Folder 6

Petöfi, SIndor. Translations by Boris Pasternak of Maria Sechi, (Szecsi Maria)Volshebnyi son (Tündèrálom), Shalgo (Salgo). Comments and remarks by Agnes Kun. (Translations later published in Seriia Vsemirnaia Literatura)

Physical Description: 53 pages (pages numbered separately). Bound.
Box 4, Folder 7

Pasternak, Boris. Poems. Typewritten, with some handwritten remarks and variations (not Pasternak's hand)

Physical Description: 11 pages
Box 4, Folder 8

Petöfi, Sindor. Short poems translated by Boris Pasternak. Comments by Agnes Kun. Variations and corrections (Pasternak's hand).

Physical Description: Pages 1 -70 (pages 36, 37, 38 missing)
Box 4, Folder 9

Petöfi, Sindor. Short poems translated by Boris Pasternak. Comments by Agnes Kun. Variations and corrections (Pasternak's hand).

Physical Description: Pages 30 -70 (pages 36, 37, 38 missing)
Box 4, Folder 10

Petöfi, Sindor. Short poems translated by Boris Pasternak. Comments by Agnes Kun. Variations and corrections (Pasternak's hand).

Physical Description: 20 pages. Numbered inconsistently.