William Jay Smith Papers, ca. 1924-2004.
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IX. Translation. [series]: (360 items.)   
Scope: Consists of auto and ts drafts of translations by Smith, arranged alphabetically by original author.


 
Aragon, Louis.
 
The April-shower folies [poem]. [1944-1945]. (Ts. 2p.)
 
Elsa's eyes [poem]. [1944-1945]. (Ts. 2p.)
 
Fetes galantes [poem]. [1944-1945]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Night at Dunkirk [poem]. [1944-1945]. (Ts. 2p.)
 
Night at high noon [poem]. [1944-1945]. (Ts. 3p.)
 
Night in May [poem]. [1944-1945]. (Ts. 2p.)
 
Night of exile [poem]. [1944-1945]. (Ts. 3p.)
 
The nights [poem]. [1944-1945]. (Ts, Auto. 4p.)
 
Port of call [poem]. [1944-1945]. (Ts. 3p.)
 
Tears are alike [poem]. [1944-1945]. (Ts. 2p.)
 
Arnbak, Birthe.
 
Are you at home alone, asked the witch [poem]. [n.d.]. (TsS, Auto. 2 drafts, 3p. published in Translation.)
 
Before daybreak [poem]. [n.d.]. (TsS, Auto. 2 drafts, 2p. published in Translation.)
 
Bjornvig, Thorkild.
 
The pact [prose]. [n.d.]. (Ts(x). 6p. published in Translation.)
 
Char, Rene.
 
The assembled whole [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Coral [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Festival of the hunter and the trees [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto, Ts, Ts(cb). 3 drafts, 12p.)
 
My fled sorrows [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Torn mountain [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Csoori, Sandor.
 
For our tenth anniversary [poem]. [n.d.]. (TsS, Auto. 3 drafts, 2p. 1 draft is filed on recto of a draft of Tar seal [poem]; enc.: original version of poem.)
 
It is to die that I keep walking near you [poem]. [n.d.]. (TsS, Auto. 3 drafts, 4p. Enc.: original version of poem.)
 
Like smoking gravediggers [poem]. [n.d.]. (TsS, Auto. 3 drafts, 4p. Enc.: original version of poem.)
 
The look-out tower [poem]. [n.d.]. (TsS, Auto. 2 drafts, 2p. Enc.: original version of poem.)
 
Memory of snow [poem]. [n.d.]. (TsS, Auto. 4 drafts, 5p. Enc.: letter from Miklos Vajda, 1 untranslated poem and notes.)
 
The Sunday before Christmas [poem]. [n.d.]. (TsS, Auto. 3 drafts, 3p. Enc.: original version of poem.)
 
Tar seal [poem]. [n.d.]. (TsS, Auto. 3 drafts, 3p. 1 draft has For our tenth anniversary [poem] on recto; enc.: original version of poem.)
 
Eorsi, Istvan.
 
Generations [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 3 drafts, 3p. Enc.: original version of poem..)
 
Gautier, Theophile.
 
The chimera [poem]. [ca. 1959]. (Ts, Auto. 3 drafts, 3p.)
 
Goll, Ivan.
 
Cuban venns [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts (x). 2p.)
 
John Landless discovers the angel [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2p.)
 
Landless goes to war [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p. Enc.: original version of poem.)
 
Guillen, Jorge.
 
Invocation [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Hajnal, Anna.
 
The felled plane tree [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 4 drafts, 5p.)
 
Song of the plain [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 4 drafts, 5p.)
 
Illyes, Gyula.
 
Aboard the Santa Maria [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto, Ts, Ts(cb). 4 drafts, 7p.)
 
The approaching silence [prose]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
At the turning point of life [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 3p.)
 
At the turning point of life [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Brazilian rain forest [short story]. (Auto. 2 drafts, 4p. Enc.: translation of story by Gyula Kodolanyi.)
 
Complaint on solipsism [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 4 drafts, 5p.)
 
The defeated army [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 3p.)
 
Deliverance [prose]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Do you remember? [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto, Ts(cb). 5 drafts, 5p.)
 
Early darkness [prose]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
How soon... [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 4 drafts, 4p.)
 
It is five years now [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 3 drafts, 3p.)
 
Logbook of a lost caravan [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 2 drafts, 4p.)
 
Luncheon at the mansion [short story]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 9p.)
 
Ode to a potato field [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 3p.)
 
On creation [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto, Ts(cb). 4 drafts, 2p.)
 
On this earth [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
A record [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 2 drafts, 4p. Enc.: translation of poem by John Batki.)
 
Ruler [prose]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 3p.)
 
A sense of proportion [prose]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Sorrow of a day-laborer [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Tilting sail [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto, Ts(cb). 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
While the record plays [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto, Ts, Ts(cb). 4 drafts, 10p.)
 
Work [short story]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 2 drafts, 4p. Enc.: translation of story by Gyula Kodolanyi.)
 
A World in crystal [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 2p.)
 
A wreath [poem]. [1944-1945]. (Ts, TsS. 2 drafts, 3p. Enc.: Ts(cb) of original version of poem and a translation titled Garland by Paul Tabors.)
 
A wreath [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 4p.)
 
Laforgue, Jules.
 
Apotheosis [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The clowns [poem]. 1951. (TsS. 8p.)
 
Complaint of that lovely moon [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2p.)
 
Complaint of the King of Thule [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2p.)
 
Complaint of the organist to Our Lady of Nice [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Five-minute watercolor [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The magic circle [masque]. [n.d.]. (Ts (x) S, Ts(cb). 4 drafts, 56p.)
 
Mistral, Gabriela.
 
Why reeds are hollow [short story]. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb), Auto. 9p. Enc.: photocopy of story in Spanish)
 
Orban, Otto.
 
Concert [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
Evocation [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Poets [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
Petri, Gyorgy.
 
Song [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2p. Enc.: original version of poem.)
 
Song [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
With the thin girl [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts., Auto 2 drafts, 8p. Enc.: original version of poem.)
 
You come in the morning [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts., Auto 2 drafts, 6p. Enc.: original version of poem.)
 
Pilinszky, Janos.
 
All that is needed [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Cattle brand [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Celebration of the nadir [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 2p.)
 
Every breath [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
I shall be watching [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Meetings [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Metronome [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Poems [poetry collection]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts (x). 17p. Enc.: some original versions of poems.)
 
Poems [poetry collection]. [n.d.]. (Ts (cb) S, Ts (x). 17p.)
 
The rest is grace [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Somlyo, Gyorgy.
 
Heart attack [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Hommage to Titian [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Six bagatelles [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2p.)
 
Wound and knife [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Thoby, Phillippe.
 
Introductory poem [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 3p.)
 
A little stream [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
On the night of my return [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Song [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
The spirit [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
You were humming [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Thoby-Marcelin, Philippe.
 
Elegy [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Poem (no. 1) [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Poem (no. 2) [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Poem (no. 3) [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Tornai, Jozsef.
 
Mr. T.S. Eliot cooking pasta [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts (cb). 1p. To die for something [poem] on recto.)
 
Our destruction [poem]. [n.d.]. (1p. Enc.: original version of poem.)
 
To die for something [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts (cb). 1p. Mr. T.S. Eliot cooking pasta [poem] on recto.)
 
We say this prayer [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts (cb). 1p. Enc.: original version of poem.)
 
You must hand over [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts (cb). 1p. Enc.: original version of poem.)
 
Toth, Aipad.
 
Flame [poem]. [1944-1945]. (Auto, Ts, TsS. 3 drafts, 3p. Enc.: original version of poem.)
 
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri.
 
[15 letters] [letters]. 1883-1899. (Auto. 15 drafts, 34p.)
 
Valery, Paul.
 
Dance and the soul [prose dialogue]. [n.d.]. (Ts (cb). 14p.)
 
Dance and the soul [prose dialogue]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 3 drafts, 39p.)
 
Dialogue under a tree [prose dialogue]. [n.d.]. (Ts (cb). 26p.)
 
Dialogue under a tree [prose dialogue]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 35p.)
 
Pride for the sake of pride [prose dialogue]. [n.d.]. (Ts (cb). 2p.)
 
Pride for the sake of pride [prose dialogue]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 9p.)
 
Socrates and his doctor [prose dialogue]. [n.d.]. (Ts (cb). 8p.)
 
Socrates and his doctor [prose dialogue]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 10p.)
 
[untitled dialogue] [prose dialogue]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 32p.)
 
Varady, Szabolcs.
 
Chairs above the Danube [poem]. 1977: February 28. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Episode [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Listening t the radio in Lesce- season [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p. Enc.: original version of the poem.)
 
An outsider, if there were such a man [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 4p.)
 
Poems [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2p. corrected galley proof; enc.: The calm of writer's block [poem]., Listening to the radio in Lesco-season [poem! and Episode [poem].)
 
Vas, Istvan.
 
Boccherini's tomb [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto, Ts, Ts (cb). 5 drafts, 13p.)
 
The Etruscan Sarcophagus [short story]. [n.d.]. (Auto, Ts, Ts (cb), Ts (x). 6 drafts, 13p.)
 
The grand finale [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts (x). 5p.)
 
The grand finale [poem]. (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 14p.)
 
How it ended [poem]. (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 7p. Enc.: orginal version of poem.)
 
The mad town [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto, Ts, Ts (cb). 4 drafts, 10p.)
 
Nagyszombat, 1704 [poem]. (Auto, Ts, Ts (cb). 3 drafts, 7p. Enc.: Ts (cb) notes by Smith about poem.)
 
On approaching fifty [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto, Ts, Ts (cb). 3 drafts, 26p.)
 
Rain in Venice [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 3p.)
 
Saint Medard [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto, Ts (x), Ts (cb). 4 drafts, 9p. Enc.: translation of poem into French by Judit Toth.)
 
Theodoric the great and the devil [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The Via Appia [short story]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 11p. Enc.: original version of story and notes.)
 
Voznesensky, Andrei.
 
Autolithography [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto, TsS, Ts (x). 5 drafts, 20p. 2 sets of questions for author, notes, 2 ALS from Vera Dunham to William Jay Smith, 1978:July 25 and Aug 28, TL (cb) to Tatiniana Grossman and 1 drawing by Voznesensky.)
 
A beatnik's monologue: the revolt of the machines [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Bicycles [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Family graveyard--to the memory of Robert Lowell [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 4 drafts, 9p.)
 
The great confrontation [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
Guyana [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 2 drafts, 7p. Enc.: auto copy of poem in Russian by Voznesensky.)
 
Italian garage [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
June '68 [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 6 drafts, 6p. Enc.: photocopy of clipping and notes for translation.)
 
Negroes sing [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
New York airport at night [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2p.)
 
New York bird [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
OZA [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 13p.)
 
Poems (no. 1) [poetry collection]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 13p.)
 
Poems (no. 2) [poetry collection]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(x). 27p. subtitled A selection for his reading.)
 
Sketch for a poem [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto. 10p. poem in Vera Dunham's hand with corrections by Smith.)
 
The torches of Florence [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2p.)
 
The triangular pear: prelude I [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The triangular pears: prelude II [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Wall of death [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Winter at the track [poem]. [n.d.]. (Auto, Ts, Ts(x). 5 drafts, 12p.)
 
Weores, Sandor.
 
Alterego [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Ariel [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The blind person [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Bolero [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Cantabile [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The curtain [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Darkness [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
December [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Doomsday [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The dream floats [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Eternity [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The fate of the dead body is unknown [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Feast day [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Ghosts [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Greco's parable of genius [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Higher light [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
In the night, in the wasteland [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Midnight [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Mystery [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Night light [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Pavane [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Prayer [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Rotation [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Shadow [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The sixty-fifth year [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Song an the boundless space [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Space [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Summing up [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Sun hymn [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Supplication [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Talisman [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Three or four of us [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Thrice three [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Variation [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Variations on the themes of little boys [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 8p.)
 
The world and I [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Worn out [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Zelk, Zoltan.
 
Alone [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Even if the candles have gone out [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Friendly call [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Moment [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
My grandmothers [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Seven poems [poetry collection]. [n.d.]. (Ts(x)S. 8p.)
 
She will not stand before you [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
What a pathway [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)