Finding Aid for the William Weaver Papers, 1977-1984

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: William Weaver Papers
Date (inclusive): 1977-1984
Collection number: 2094
Creator: Weaver, William, 1923-
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Abstract: William Weaver (b.1923) was a free-lance writer, translator, music critic, associate editor of Collier's magazine, Italian correspondent for the Financial times (London), music and opera critic in Italy for the International herald tribune, and record critic for Panorama. The collection consists of Weaver's translations from Italian to English, including typescript manuscripts, photocopied manuscripts, galley and page proofs.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Weaver Papers (Collection 2094). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Weaver was born on July 24, 1923 in Washington, D.C.; BA, Princeton University, 1946; postgraduate study at the University of Rome, 1949; became a free-lance writer, translator, music critic, associate editor of Collier's magazine, Italian correspondent for the Financial times (London), music and opera critic in Italy for the International herald tribune, and record critic for Panorama; translated Italian and French opera libretti; has translated Italian novelists Georgio Bassani, Italo Calvino, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Alberto Moravia, Elsa Morante, and Umberto Eco; won a National Book Award for his translation of Calvino's Cosmicomics, a John Floria Translation Prize for his translation of Pier Paolo Pasolini's A violent life, and a P.E.N. Translation Prize and Lewis Galantiere Prize for his translation of Eco's The name of the rose.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of translations from Italian to English by William Weaver, including typescript manuscripts, photocopied manuscripts, galley and page proofs. Includes his translations of Georgio Bassani's The garden of the Finzi-Continis, Illustrissimi: letters from Pope John Paul I, Carlo Emilio Gadda's Acquainted with grief, and page proofs for Weaver's own Duse: a biography (c1984).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Weaver, William, 1923- --Archives.
Translators--United States--Archival resources.
Authors, American--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

The garden of the Finzi-Continis. n.p.

Creator/Collector: Bassani, Giorgio. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver.
Physical Description: 313 leaves. 28 cm. Typescript manuscript.
Physical Description: With proofreader's marks.
Physical Description: p.313 is torn, lacking part of the text.

Note

Published by Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, c1977.
Box 1, Folder 2

The garden of the Finzi-Continis. n.p.

Creator/Collector: Bassani, Giorgio. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver.
Physical Description: 111 leaves. 35 cm. Translator's galleys, photocopy.
Physical Description: With proofreader's marks and translator's marks.

Note

Published by Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, c1977.
Box 1, Folder 3

[ Illustrissimi]. Letters by Pope John Paul I. 1977. n.p. (Italy)

Creator/Collector: [John Paul I, Pope, 1912-1978] Translated from the Italian by William Weaver.
Physical Description: 407 leaves. 27.5 cm. Typescript manuscript.
Physical Description: With copious manuscript corrections.

Note

Published in America by Little, Brown and Company, 1978.
Box 1, Folder 4

Illustrissimi. The letters by Pope John Paul I. 1977. n.p. (Italy).

Creator/Collector: [John Paul I, Pope, 1912-1978] Translated from the Italian by William Weaver.
Physical Description: 331 leaves. 27.5 cm. Typescript and typescript carbon manuscript.
Physical Description: With copious manuscript corrections.

Note

Published in America by Little, Brown and Company, c1978.
Box 2, Folder 1

[ Illustrissimi] [Letters by Pope John Paul I].

Creator/Collector: [John Paul I, Pope, 1912-1978]
Physical Description: ca. 100 leaves. Photocopy of typescript manuscript.
Box 2, Folder 2

Various articles by Albino Luciani, Patriarch of Venice, later Pope John Paul I. ca. 1971-1974.

Physical Description: 9 items. Photocopy.
Box 2, Folder 3

Acquainted with grief. n.p. (Italy), George Braziller, c1968.

Creator/Collector: Gadda, Carlo Emilio. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver.
Physical Description: 308 leaves. Typescript and typescript carbon.
Physical Description: With proofreader's marks.
Box 2, Folder 4

Page proofs for Duse: A Biography. London, Thames and Hudson, Ltd. c1984.

Creator/Collector: Weaver, William.
Physical Description: 375pp. Photocopy with manuscript corrections.