Hays, H. R. (Hoffman Reynolds), 1904-1980

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H. R. Hays received degrees from Cornell University ( B.A., 1925) and Columbia University (M.A., 1928) and had a long and varied career as a poet, novelist, critic, playwright, translator, social anthropologist, and educator.

From the description of H. R. Hays correspondence with Latin American writers, 1922-1981 (bulk 1940-1955) (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 84467135

H. R. Hays was a New York playwright, anthropologist, poet and sometime collaborator with Brecht's close friend, Hanns Eisler. In 1939, at Eisler's urging -- and with his assistance in attaining manuscripts and publication rights -- Hays undertook several pioneering translations of Brecht's work, including Mother Courage, The Trial of Lucullus, and Selected Poems. The last volume, selected in consultation with Brecht, was the first collection of Brecht's poetry to be published in English. Hays also briefly collaborated with Brecht on The Duchess of Malfi, but quit in indignation when he discovered that W. H. Auden had been brought on to help with the project.

From the description of Papers, 1939-1981. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 746569396

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Foote, George Luther, 1886-1956. I know that drunken rainbows [microform] / George Foote. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Hays, H. R. (Hoffman Reynolds), 1904-1980. Middle English holly and ivy Christmas carols. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Haufreucht, Herbert. Negro lullaby / text by Hoffman R. Hays ; music by Herbert Haufreucht. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Letters of Langston Hughes to H.R. Hays [manuscript], 1942 July 4-25. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
creatorOf Foote, George Luther, 1886-1956. We go forward : sacred masque / words by Hoffman Hays ; music by George Foote. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Tiger's Eye records, 1939-1955 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Avery, Milton, 1885-1965. Unrealized children's book project [graphic] : original gouaches and related materials / Milton Avery. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Foote, George Luther, 1886-1956. I know that drunken rainbows / George Foote. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Tiger's eye records, 1939-1955. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Foote, George Luther, 1886-1956. We go forward [microform] : sacred masque / words by Hoffman Hays ; music by George Foote. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Halpern, Oscar. "Medicine show," by Oscar Saul [pseud.] and H.R. Hays. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hays, H. R. (Hoffman Reynolds), 1904-1980. H. R. Hays correspondence with Latin American writers, 1922-1981 (bulk 1940-1955) Princeton University Library
creatorOf Hays, H. R. (Hoffman Reynolds), 1904-1980. Papers, 1939-1981. Indiana University
creatorOf De Vries, Peter, 1910-1993. Peter De Vries letters to H.R. Hays, 1942-1943. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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associatedWith Avery, Milton, 1885-1965. person
associatedWith Betz, Albrecht. person
correspondedWith Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 person
associatedWith Brecht, Stefan, 1924-2009. person
associatedWith De Vries, Peter, 1910-1993. person
associatedWith Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962. person
associatedWith Fitts, Dudley, 1903-1968. person
associatedWith Foote, George Luther, 1886-1956. person
associatedWith Halpern, Oscar. person
associatedWith Haufreucht, Herbert. person
associatedWith Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. person
associatedWith Laughlin, James, 1914-1997. person
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Willett, John, 1917- person
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Authors, German--20th century--Correspondence
Poets, Ecuadoran--20th century--Correspondence
Poets, Cuban--20th century--Correspondence
Poets, Peruvian--20th century--Correspondence
Poets, Chilean--20th century--Correspondence
Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence
Latin American poetry--20th century
Poets, Latin American--20th century--Correspondence
Poets, Mexican--20th century--Correspondence
Latin American literature--20th century
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Birth 1904-03-25

Death 1980-10-10

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