This collection contains Felstiner's course materials and other Stanford professional files; files related to two of his publications;
captions from exhibits related to four poets; and restricted files (comprised of confidential student Information).
John Felstiner received his A.B. (1958) and Ph.D (1965) from Harvard. In between, he spent three years on the USS Forrestal
in the Mediterranean. Felstiner came to Stanford in 1965. His first book,
The Lies of Art: Max Beerbohm's Parody and Caricature (1972), has to do with parody as a critical, creative, and comic form. Since then his teaching and writing have dealt mainly
with modern poetry. Teaching North American poetry in Chile in 1967-68 led to
Translating Neruda: The Way to Macchu Picchu (1980), which won the Commonwealth Club of California Gold Medal, and to an ongoing concern with the practice of literary
translation, along with its interpretive, creative, and theoretical implications. The British Comparative Literature Association
gave 1st and 2nd prizes to his Pablo Neruda and Paul Celan translations.
7.5 Linear feet (6 boxes)
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