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Scherer-Virski, Olga



  • Existence: 1924 - 2001


Olga Scherer-Virski was a Polish writer, literary scholar, and translator. She was born in Cracow, Poland, educated in the United States, where she completed her Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1952, and then held research affiliations and teaching positions at various institutions in the U.S. and France, including Bard College (1946-48,) Yale University (1953-57), Indiana University (1959-60), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (1961-65), and the Université de Paris (1969-). She is the author of The Modern Polish Short Story (1955), a novella for children (Spot Luck, 1957), and two novels, Wesolych Swiat (1962) and W Czas Morowy (1967). She also translated Manfred Kridl's A Survey of Polish Literature and Culture (1956).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Olga Scherer-Virski papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 526
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the life and work of Olga Scherer-Virski. There is personal and professional correspondence with Polish literary and cultural figures, other Polish emigres, publishers, and scholars. Correspondents include Jozef Czapski, Witold Gombrowicz, Julia Hartwig, Zbigniew Herbert, Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Zofia Hertz, Aleksander Janta, Konstanty Jelenski, Andrej Kijowski, Jan Lebenstein, Artur Miedzyrzecki, Czeslaw...
Dates: 1954-1988