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Inventory of the Bengt Jangfeldt papers
2018C38  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Bengt Jangfeldt papers
    Date (inclusive): 1911-2007
    Collection Number: 2018C38
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian, English, and Swedish
    Physical Description: 27 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 8 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (24.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, printed matter, and audiovisual material relating to Russian literature and especially to Joseph Brodsky and Vladimir Mayakovsky. Includes correspondence with Brodsky and research material collected for a biography of Mayakovsky and other publications.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Jangfeldt, Bengt, 1948-

    Access

    Boxes 2-3 closed until 2024 January 24. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Bengt Jangfeldt papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2018.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Bengt Jangfeldt, born 1948 in Stockholm, is a Swedish professor, author, translator, and researcher. He worked as an associate professor of Slavonic languages at Stockholm University and from 1989-2000 was the chief editor of Artes magazine.
    His biography on Axel Munthe, Axel Munthe: The Road to San Michele, was published in 2003 and won the Swedish Academy's prize for biography. He published another large-scale biography about the myth-garlanded Russian poet Mayakovsky in 2007 and was awarded the prestigious August Prize for non-fiction. Jangfeldt also published a biography of Raoul Wallenberg, who, at immense personal risk, rescued many of Budapest's Jews from the Holocaust.
    Jangfeldt also translated works from Joseph Brodsky and other Russian poets and prose-writers into Swedish. He was a close friend of Joseph Brodsky during the last ten years of Brodsky's life, which resulted in him writing Språket är Gud. Anteckningar om Joseph Brodsky ( Language Is God: Notes about Joseph Brodsky), which was translated into many languages.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, writings, printed matter, and audiovisual material relating to Russian literature and especially to Joseph Brodsky and Vladimir Mayakovsky. Includes correspondence with Brodsky and research material collected for a biography of Mayakovsky and other publications.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Brodsky, Joseph, 1940-1996.
    Mayakovsky, Vladimir, 1893-1930.
    Russian literature.