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George Louis Kline papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 650
Scope and Contents
The collection documents George L. Kline's work as a translator for Joseph Brodsky and related activities, including the translation of other Russian prose and poetry and scholarship on Russian literature. Included are correspondence, drafts of Brodsky's poems and Kline's English translations, sound recordings of Brodsky, and photographs of Brodsky and others. Other than Brodsky, correspondents include W. H. Auden, Nina Berberova, Leonid Chertkov, Anthony Hecht, Lev Losev, Faith Wigzell and Igor Efimov. Manuscripts include signed typescripts of several of Brodsky's poems and typescript poems of Evgenii Rein inscribed to Joseph Brodsky. Among the sound recordings is a recording of Brodsky reciting his poems in 1968 in his Leningrad apartment, recorded by George Kline.
Language of Materials
In English and Russian.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

Box 6 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The George Louis Kline Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of George L. Kline, 2008.
Organized into three series: I. Correspondence, 1972-2000. II. Writings, circa 1965-2000. III. Other Papers, circa 1978-1996.
5.41 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Related Names
Kline, George L. (George Louis), 1921-2014
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