Oscar Hijuelos Papers, 1974-2005 [Bulk Dates: 1977-2003].


Oscar Hijuelos Papers, 1974-2005 [Bulk Dates: 1977-2003].

The bulk of the Oscar Hijuelos Papers consists of notes, multiple drafts, and galley proofs for six of Hijuelos' novels, all written and published between 1977 and 2002; several short stories; an unpublished version of ; and the musical version of The collection also includes research materials for the novels, translations, limited correspondence with editors and friends, and a deposition relating to a lawsuit. Mr. Ives' Christmas The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.

16 linear ft. (38 document boxes)




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Hijuelos, Oscar.

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Oscar Hijuelos was born to Cuban immigrants in 1951 in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City. He attended public schools and then Bronx Community College; he later enrolled at The City College of New York and received a B.A. in 1975 and an M.F.A. in 1976. As a graduate student in writing, he worked with Donald Barthelme and Susan Sontag. After completing his studies, Hijuelos earned his living by working during the day in an advertising agency. Before and...