Questions of Language and Location

The papers of Portuguese author José Saramago have found a permanent home in Lisbon without the sort of purchasing battle that might accompany the acquisition of the papers of a similarly accomplished writer working in English, French or Spanish.  Examples like this one suggest that there is a correlation between the financial value of literary archives, and by extension their final resting place, and the language in which they are written.  In this light, the article considers the likely destinies of the papers of authors including Doris Lessing, Naguib Mahfouz, Gabriel García Márquez  and Orhan Pamuk.

Read the full article on the ICA SLA blog pages.

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