Finding aid for the Jack Hirschman papers 0158

USC Libraries Special Collections
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2010


Title: Jack Hirschman papers
Collection number: 0158
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet 3 boxes
Date (inclusive): 1962-1982
Abstract: Manuscripts of Hirschman's (b.1933) Requiem and Hunger; typescript translations of Russian writer Alexander Kohan; Bukowski ephemera.
General Physical Description note: All materials are in good condition, with some items, like the Bukowski special editions, in mint condition.
creator: Hirschman, Jack, 1933-

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Jack Hirschman papers, Collection no. 0158, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Arrangement

The materials in the archive are sorted by author (if translation) or title (if Hirschman's original work), arranged alphabetically in boxes 1 and 2. Box 3 contains Hirschman's Bukowski collection, sorted alphabetically. Individual items may be located by title, author, or sometimes date in the finding aid.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts of Hirschman's Requiem and Hunger; typescript translations of Russian writer Alexander Kohan; Charles Bukowski ephemera.
The Hirschman papers are composed of two boxes of manuscripts and one box of Hirschman's personal collection of Charles Bukowski ephemera, including signed limited editions of various publications. The Hirschman manuscripts date from 1962-1982, though many are undated. The translation manuscripts are often printed side-by-side with the foreign language original, which gives the reader insight into the metamorphosis of poetry from one language to another. Correspondences range from editors' tirades to detailed and often warm communiques from the poets with whom Hirschman worked. Of particular interest is one large collection of letters about the creation of an anthology of Artaud, including the translations of Hirschman, Anaïs Nin, and others.

Biographical note

Writer/tranlsator Jack Hirschman was born on December 13, 1933, in New York, NY; he was the son of Stephen Dannemark and Nellie (Keller) Hirschman. Hirschman married Ruth Epstein, a radio programmer, on December 25, 1954. The couple had two children; Celia and David.
Hirschman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from City College New York in 1955, and earned both his A.M. and Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1957 and 1961, respectively. He is a member of the Union of Street Poets, the Union of Left Writers, the Roque Dalton Cultural Brigade, and the Jacques Roumain Cultural Brigade.
In his career Hirschman has worked as a poet of Dartmouth College (1952-); instructor and assistant professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles (1959-61; 1961-66); painter and collagist, with exhibitions in Los Angeles and Venice, California; and translator of over 25 books from the original German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Albanian, and Greek.

Poems

  1. Fragments, privately printed, 1952.
  2. A Correspondence of Americans, introduction by Karl Shapiro, Indiana University Press, 1960.
  3. Two, lithographs by Arnold Belkin, Zora Gallery (Los Angeles), 1963.
  4. Interchange, Zora Gallery, 1964.
  5. Kline Sky, J. Brandi, 1965.
  6. (Editor) Antonin Artaud, Artaud Anthology, City Lights, 1965.
  7. Yod, Trigram Press (London), 1966.
  8. London Seen Directly, Cape Golliard (London), 1967.
  9. Wasn't It Like This in the Woodcut, Cape Golliard, 1967.
  10. Ltd. Interchangeable in Eternity: Poems of Jackruthdavidcelia Hirschman, privately printed, 1967.
  11. William Blake, Love Press, 1967.
  12. (With Asa Benveniste) A Word in Your Season, Trigram Press, 1967.
  13. Jerusalem: A Three-Part Poem, Love Press, 1968.
  14. Aleph, Benoni and Zaddik, Tenfingers Press, 1968.
  15. Jerusalem, Ltd., Trigram Press, 1968.
  16. Shekinah, Maya, 1969.
  17. Broadside Golem, Box Zero, 1969.
  18. Black Alephs: Poems, 1960-1968, Phoenix Book Shop, 1969.
  19. NHR, Christopher's Books, 1970.
  20. Scintilla, Tree Books, 1970.
  21. Soledeth, Q Press, 1971.
  22. DT, Yes Press, 1971.
  23. The Burning of Los Angeles, J'Ose Press, 1971.
  24. HNYC, Skyline Press, 1971.
  25. Les Vidanges, Beyond Baroque, 1972.
  26. The R of the Ari's Raziel, Press of the Pegacycle Lady, 1972.
  27. Adamnan, Christopher's Books, 1972.
  28. Aur Sea, Tree Books, 1973.
  29. Cantillations, Capra, 1973.
  30. K'wai sing: The Origin of the Dragon, a Surrealist Text, Beyond Baroque, 1973.
  31. Djackson, Rainbow Resin, 1974.
  32. Cockroach Street, Street, 1975.
  33. The Cool Boyetz Cycle, Golden Mountain, 1975.
  34. Kashtaninyah Segodnyah, Beatitude, 1976.
  35. Lyripol, City Lights, 1976.
  36. The Arcanes of Le Compte de St. Germain, Amerus, 1977.
  37. The Proletarian Arcane, Amerus, 1978.
  38. The Jonestown Arcane, Poetry for the People, 1979.
  39. The Cagliostro Arcane, Michael Hargraves, 1981.
  40. The David Arcane, Amerus, 1982.
  41. Class Questions, Retribution Press, 1982.
  42. The Necessary Is, Fishy Afoot, 1984.
  43. Kallatumba, Ruddy Duck, 1984.
  44. The Bottom Line, Curbstone, 1988.

Translator

  1. (With Victor Erlich), Vladimir Mayakovsky, Electric Iron, Maya, 1970.
  2. Artaud, Love Is a Tree, Red Hill, 1972.
  3. Rene Depestre, A Rainbow for the Christian West, Red Hill, 1972.
  4. Luisa Pasamanik, The Exiled Angel, Red Hill, 1973.
  5. Stephane Mallarme, Igitur, Press of the Pegacycle Lady, 1973.
  6. Ait Djafer, Wail for the Arab Beggars of the Casbah, Papa Bach Bookstore, 1973.
  7. Jean Cocteau, The Crucifixion, Quarter Press, 1975.
  8. Johann Maier, The Book of Noah, Tree Books, 1975.
  9. (With Alexander Altmann), Eleazer of Worms, Three Tracts, Beatitude, 1976.
  10. Alexander Kohav, Orange Voice, Beatitude, 1976.
  11. Kohav, Four Angels in Profile, Four Bears in Fullface, Beatitude, 1976.
  12. Robert Rodzhdestvensky, Requiem, Beatitude, 1977.
  13. Natasha Belyaeva, Hunger, D'Aurora Press, 1977.
  14. Kohav, Emigroarium, Amerus, 1977.
  15. Eliphas Levi, Dove Rose, Viscerally Press, 1979.
  16. Depestre, Vegetations of Splendor, Vanguard Press, 1980.
  17. Santo Cali, Yossiph Shyryn, Antigruppo (Sicily, Italy), 1981.
  18. Cali, Jabixshak, Amerus, 1982.
  19. Katerina Gogon, Three Clucks Left, Night Horn, 1983.
  20. Pablo Neruda, Elegy, David Books, 1983.
  21. Sarah Kirsch, Poems, Alcatraz Editions, 1983.
  22. Agim Gjarkora, Communist, Fishy Afoot, 1984.
  23. Roque Dalton, Clandestine Poems, Solidarity, 1984.
  24. Paul Laraque, Slingshot, Seaworthy Press, 1987.
  25. Ferruccio Brugnaro, Fist of Sun, Curbstone Press (Willimantic, CT), 1997.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Artaud, Antonin, 1896-1948 -- Archives
Bukowski, Charles -- Archives
Hirschman, Jack, 1933- -- Archives
American poetry--20th century--Archival resources
Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
Correspondence
Ephemera
Literature--Translations
Manuscripts
Typescripts

Box 1

Correspondence regarding Artaud anthology 1962

 

Diary 1965-1971

Box 1

Notebook 1969-1971

Box 1

Notebook undated

Box 1

Notebook undated

Box 1

Notebook, text of "Love Seen Directly" 1965

Box 1

Notebook for "Aursea" 1968

Box 1

Notebook 1985

Box 1

Notebook, poem translations 1969

Box 1

Notebook, poems 1970

Box 1

Notebook, unpublished poems 1971

Box 1

Hirschman, ed., signed copy of journal Frammis 1979

 

Original works 1963-1982

Box 1

Manuscript and typeset of "The Cool Boyetz" 1975

Box 1

Manuscript, typescript of "The Proletarian Arcane" 1980

Box 1

Original copy, some printed pgs of "The Donmeh" 1982

Box 1

Signed copy of "Jerusalem" 1968

Box 1

Signed copy, "Les Vidanges" 1972

Box 1

Signed copy, small-press D Jackson edition 1974

Box 1

Typescript of play "Artaud is Dead" 1963

Box 1

Typescript of play "Duke" 1963

Box 2

Manuscript of "Lyripol," a collection of poems undated

Box 1

Manuscripts of miscellaneous poems undated

 

Translation 1962-1982, undated

Box 1

"Book of Noah," signed copy 1975

Box 1

Manuscript of Jabixshak, Albanian poems 1982

Box 1

Mock-ups of Jabixshak 1982

Box 1

Abulafia, Abraham, typescript of "Book of the Letter"

Box 1

Artaud, Antonin, typescript compilation of translations undated

Box 1

Cali, Santo, worksheets to "La Ballata di Yossiph Shyryn" 1979

Box 1

Depestre, Rene, manuscript and typescript of French translation 1980

Box 1

Gogov, Katerina, manuscripts and correspondence 1980-1981

Box 1

Kirsch, Sarah, manuscript to collection of poems undated

Box 1

Kohav, Alexander, signed copy of "Emigroarium" 1977

Box 1

Levi, Eliphas, manuscript of "Dove Rose" undated

Box 1

Neruda, Pablo, manuscript of "Elegy"; other worksheets 1980

Box 1

Pasamanik, Luisa, manuscript, signed copy 1973

Box 2

Belyaena, Natasha, worksheets of poem translations undated

Box 2

Kohav, Alexander, copy of "Orange Voice" 1976

Box 2

Kohav, Alexander, correspondence, worksheets of poem translations undated

Box 2

Kohav, Alexander, translation worksheets, copies of "Orange Voice" undated

Box 2

Kohav, Alexander, translation worksheets, Russian typescripts undated

Box 2

Rozhdestvensky, manuscript of "Requiem" 1962

Box 3

Bukowski, Charles, limited editions, correspondence, and mementos undated