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


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

The collection contains research materials, notes, and manuscripts of several short stories and six novels written by Hijuelos between 1974 and 2003. The research materials consist of clippings and photocopies of articles, photographs, and drawings from newspapers, magazines, and books; print-outs of articles from the Internet; and musical lyrics and an album liner. Typed drafts of some of the stories and all of the novels include extensive notes and revisions from Hijuelos and his teachers (Susan Sontag and Donald Barthelme) and editors (Jonathan Galassi of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, among others); multiple galley proofs of the novels include editorial queries and corrections. The musical version of The Mambo Kings contains correspondence between Hijuelos and director Arne Glimcher. The collection also contains a small amount of personal and professional correspondence, a deposition by Hijuelos relating to a lawsuit brought against him in 1992, and a copy of an interview with Hijuelos.

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...