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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Professional activities, 1963-2001

Written works, 1951-2008

The Benson Latin American Collection

Noé Jitrik Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jitrik, Noé, 1928-
Title: Noé Jitrik Papers
Dates: 1951-2008
Abstract: The personal papers of Noé Jitrik, Argentine writer, literary critic, and scholar. Included are correspondence, manuscript drafts, notes, and publications.
Accession No.: 1987-27
Extent: 7 linear feet
Language: Spanish
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Noé Jitrik was born January 23, 1928 in Rivera, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a 1953 graduate of the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de Buenos Aires, and has had a lengthy career as a writer, literary critic, and scholar of Latin American literature.

Throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, Jitrik was a professor of literature in Argentina, additionally lecturing in France, the United States, England, and Cuba. Beginning in 1974, Jitrik would go into exile from Argentina after receiving threats from the Alianza Anticomunista Argentina (AAA). Relocating with his family to Mexico, Jitrik would continue his work as a scholar and professor for El Colegio de México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), amongst other institutions. Jitrik would return to Argentina from exile in 1987.

Since 1997, Jitrik has served as the director of the Instituto de literatura hispanoamericana de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. His family consists of his wife, the writer and journalist Tununa Mercado, and his two children, Oliverio y Magdalena.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Noé Jitrik Papers contain correspondence, essays, notes, presentations, and manuscripts, documenting the career of Noé Jitrik, Argentine literary critic, writer, and professor. Collection materials are arranged into two series: professional activities, and written works.

Professional activities contains correspondence, class notes, class syllabi, presentation notes, and conference notes, arranged into three subseries. The correspondence subseries is limited in scope. It contains general correspondence from 1964 to 1988 between Jitrik and Latin American authors and editors, as well as correspondence from Jitrik’s capacity as a collaborator for La Editorial Abril de Buenos Aires, working on a compilation entitled “Historia de la Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana.” The academia subseries contains class notes, class syllabi, bibliographies, seminar notes, and student materials from Jitrik’s career as a professor. Institutions include la Universidad del Litoral, la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, el Colegio de México, Indiana University Bloomington, la Universidad de Buenos Aires, la Universidad Nacional Mar del Plata, and la Universidad Nacional de Rosario. The presentations and conferences subseries contains notes and drafts of presentations given by Jitrik, as well as notes taken at conferences Jitrik attended.

Written works contains manuscripts, drafts, notes, and published materials, arranged into 6 subseries. Two folders including autobiographical and biographical essays on Jitrik are included at the beginning of the series’ inventory list. The criticism subseries contains reviews and commentary on various works from 1955 to 1985. The poetry subseries includes drafts and published compilations of Jitrik’s poetry. Book manuscripts and excerpts contains drafts and excerpts of books written by Jitrik. The essays subseries contains essays and articles written by Jitrik, arranged chronologically from 1951 to 2006. Contexts in which these writings were made are sometimes provided, but often not. Essays which are lacking dates are arranged in a separate subseries and are ordered alphabetically. The final subseries, entitled “notes,” contains primarily handwritten notes on an assortment of topics.

Jitrik often reused the backs of his own documents, manuscripts, and letters in order to write new notes or essays. Items in this collection are described according to their ultimate use by Jitrik, disregarding the original content.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Jitrik, Noé, 1928-
Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Cortázar, Julio.
Olivari, Nicolás, 1900-1966.
Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959.
Vasconcelos, José, 1881-1959.
Subjects (Organizations)
Universidad de Buenos Aires. Instituto de Literatura Hispanoamericana.
Subjects
Argentine literature--History and criticism.
Argentine poetry.
Latin American literature--20th century--History and criticism.

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Related Material

José Vasconcelos Papers

Julio Cortázar Literary Manuscripts

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Noé Jitrik Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

Donation.

Accession numbers: 1987-27, 2008-11.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Rodrigo Leal, Special Collections GRA, August 2019.

Additions

No further materials are expected for this collection.

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Box and Folder Inventory

Professional activities, 1963-2001

Correspondence, 1964-1988
Box Folder
1 1 General correspondence, 1964-1988, undated
2 La Editorial Abril de Buenos Aires - Correspondence, memos, and project notes on "Historia de la Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana", 1971 November-1972 May
Academia, 1963-1998
Box Folder
1 3 Seminario de Literatura Argentina I y II, 1963-1966
4 Intencionalidad en la obra literaria - Universidad del Litoral, 1964 August
Cursillo para graduados en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad del Litoral
5 Curso de Literatura Argentina II - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 1965 March
6 Seminario sobre teoria del trabajo critico, 1977
7 Curso Todorov en Colegio de México, Charodeaux (análisis de discurso), 1977
8 Apuntes de clase del Colegio de México, seminario "teoria del discurso", 1978 January-1978 May, undated
9 Curso Bloomington Indiana, Borradores de Clases 1984-1985
10 Apunte - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, 1986 February 13
11 "Escritor y Critico Noe Jitrik", Curso: Como leer a.. Flaubert, 1986 June 16
12 "Parodia" - Seminario de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, 1989
13 Literatura Latinoamericana II - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, 1989
14 Seminario: Sociología de la Cultura, CS. Políticas y Sociales, 1989-1990
Box Folder
2 1 Apuntes y manuscritos de lectura - Universidad de Buenos Aires, circa 1980s-1990s
Sobre Genette y Borges, y de las clases Literatura Latinoamericana; La Novela Historica; 1492, Vida y Tiempos de J. C. de Castilla; Yo, El Supremo de A. Roa Bastos.
2 Trabajo estudiantil de Teoria Literaria II, 1990
Sobre "Forma y significación en El Matadero" de Noé Jitrik.
3 Seminario de doctorado, Historias de la literatura en America Latina - Universidad Nacional Mar del Plata, 1993, 1996
4 Seminario, El concepto de lectura en el marco de los objetos culturales - Universidad Nacional de Rosario, facultad de humanidades y artes, 1996
5 Analisis del discurso, seminario: campos discursivos, 1998
Incluye publicación, titulo: Conocimiento, retorica, procesos: campos discursivos
6 Curso Galdoz, undated
7 Curso maestria - Universidad de Buenos Aires, undated
8 Curso Vanguardia, undated
9 Programa del curso sobre narrativa latinoamericana, undated
10 Programa de lecturas para el seminario, undated
11 Seminario de ideologia, cultura e instituciones, undated
Presentations and conferences, 1964-2001
Box Folder
2 12 Presentaciones de libros y charlas, 1964-2001
13 Presentaciones, 1966-1989, undated
Homenaje a Nicolás Olivari, 1966 November 05
"La Vibracion del Presente", 1984
"Interrelacion entre lectura y redaccion," charla en Oaxtepec, 1986 December 15-1986 December 16
"Narrar mas alla del cuento" y notas sobre Agustin Monsreal, 1987 June 18
"Plática sobre Vasconcelos", 1987 August
"La Escritura como salida", 1989
El Lenguaje de la Representacion, undated
"Tendencias de la Narrativa Latinoamericana", undated
"14 poetas e 12 años", undated
Presentación De Feinmann, undated
14 Ponencia en el Encuentro "Represión y reconstruccion de una cultura: el caso argentino" - Univ. de Maryland, 1984 December
Box Folder
3 1 Conferencia e New Orleans, 1985 November 15
2 Diplomado - Seminario sobre 'Lectura' (Recepción artistica y consumo cultural), México, CENIDIAP, 1996 September 25
3 Conferencias, 1997, undated
4 Los textos llamados "Historia de la Literatura", 2001 April-2001 May
5 Coloquio Continental de Criticos, Investigadores y Profesores de Literatura Latinoamericana. Memorándum de Noé Jitrik, undated

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Written works, 1951-2008

Box Folder
3 6 Apunte Autobiografico, undated
7 Essays on Noé Jitrik, 1980, undated
Criticism, 1955-1985
Box Folder
3 8 Sobre David Viñas, German Garcia, Juan Carlos Portantiero, 1955-1962
Cayo Sobre su Rostro por David Viñas, 1955
German Garcia, Roberto J. Payró, Nov., 1961
Juan Carlos Portantiero, Realismo y Realidad en la Literatura Argentina, 1962
9 Reviews and criticism on Novels published from 1926-1965, circa 1960s
10 Reseñas, 1974-1981
11 "Doce aseidos y una coda para entrar en la poesia", circa 1982
12 Lussich: Los tres gauchos orientales, undated
13 Various reviews, 1985, undated
Poetry, 1983-2000
Box Folder
3 14 Ultima copa y no va mas, 1983-1989
15 Poems, 1989, undated
16 El tango del filosofo y notas, 1997-2000, undated
17 Excerpts from addio a la mamma and additional poems, undated
18-19 Poems, undated
Box Folder
4 1 Poems, undated
Book manuscripts and excerpts, circa 1980s-2005
Box Folder
4 2 "Las armas y las razones", circa 1980s
3 Unidentified pieces from "Las armas y las razones", undated
4 El Callejon, undated
5 Manuscritos de El Callejon, undated
6 Citas de un día, undated
Box Folder
5 1-2 Mares del Sur, circa 1997
3 "Consecuencias", 1998
4 Concentrados semioticos (seminario de doctorado), libro: Fantasmas Semioticos, circa 2000s
5 Originales de Evaluador, circa 2002
6 Suspending Belief: Selected Essays on Latin American Literature by Noé Jitrik, edited by Daniel Balderston, translated by Susan Benner (1 of 2), circa 2005
Box Folder
6 1 Suspending Belief: Selected Essays on Latin American Literature by Noé Jitrik, edited by Daniel Balderston, translated by Susan Benner (2 of 2), circa 2005
Essays, 1951-2006
Box Folder
6 2 Monografia sobre Andres Bello, monografia universitaria para el curso "Literatura Iberoamericana", 1951
3 Solidaridad y Crisis en los Cuentos de Quiroga, 1956
4 Sobre reforma universitario, 1956-1958
5 "La verdadera realidad", 1958
6 On new realism, 1962 Argentine novels, Argentine literature, 1961-1962, undated
7 Sobre Sarmiento, Sabato, Contorno, 1961-1962
"Facundo contra Sarmiento", 1961-1962
"Ernesto Sabato: Exito y Cabos Sueltos", 1961-1962
"Reportaje para la Revista Situacion", 1961-1962
8 "Cordoba", 1962
9 Sobre escritores Argentinos y literatura argentina, y notas, 1965 January 23-1966 June 12, undated
10 Analisis de la Narrativa Latinoamericana Actual, 1969, undated
11 Sobre Sarmiento, circa 1960s
12 "La Escritura y la perdida", circa 1967
13 Prólogo: El Mundo Gauchesco, circa 1967
14 "Presencia de José Hernández", circa 1967
15 Apunte sobre Legalidad y Legitimidad, circa 1967
16 Narratividad, circa 1967
17 Prologos a estudios y ensayos de Literatura Argentina, 1970-1971
18 Writings and notes on Alberdi, Juan Baustista, circa 1970s
19 Writings for an unnamed publication, and correspondence, circa 1970s
Box Folder
7 1 Analisis de "El Perseguidor" como propuesta de una relacion epistemologica entre trabajo critico y objeto literario, 1972
2 La perifrástica productiva en Cien años de soledad, circa 1975
3 "Los últimos meses de la administración peronista", 1976
4 "Nombre falso de Ricardo Piglia", circa 1976
5 "Argentina: esquizofrenia y sobrevivencia", 1977
6 Borges, 1978, undated
7 Primeros tanteos: literatura y exilio, circa 1978
8 Untitled manuscript on 1976 Argentine politics, circa 1976
9 "Contradicciones del modernismo", 1978
10 "Entre el corte y la continuidad hacia una escritura crítica", 1978, undated
11 Viajes: objetos reconstruidos, textos, 1978-1979
12 Modelo, circa 1979
13 Paradiso entre desborde y ruptura, circa 1979
14 Problemas de la relación autor-público concreto en el exilio - Para Caracas, no presentado, circa 1979
15-16 "El ojo de jade", circa 1980
17 "El ojo de jade", papeles varios, undated
18 Writings for UAM/DDF/JNBA, 1980 March 01-1987
Proyecto coleccion (UAM/DDF/JNBA), 1980 March 01
"Mi Madre la Aguja: Oda Teórica y Nostalgica", 1983 December
"Lo que cuenta en el dibujo es el ritmo, no lo que se cuenta" (JNBA), 1987
Box Folder
8 1-2 El callejón y las salidas, 1980-1982
3 "Entre el dinero y el ser", 1982
4 Publications, 1982
5 "Papeles de trabajo: notas sobre vanguardismo latinoamericano", circa 1982
6 "Arguedas: reflexiones y aproximaciones", 1983
7 "De lo gastado al 'interes' en una practica secundaria", 1984 April
8 "Entrevista por Ana María Fuerte", 1984
9 "La burocratización de cultura", 1985 January 16
10 "Destitución del hormiguero centelleante", 1985
11 "Tendencias Actuales de la Narrativa Latinoamericana", circa 1985
12 "El difícil proceso de consolidación de la palabra literaria en América Latina", circa 1985
Box Folder
9 1 El Periodista, 1986 June 20
2 Sobre lectura y redacción, 1986 November 28
3 "Discursividad, discurso, análisis", circa 1986
4 "De la historia a la escritura: predominios disimetrías, acuerdos en la novela histórica latinoamericana", circa 1986
5 Palabras al recibir el Villaurrutia, 1987 February
6 "Explicacion o Aclaracion", circa 1987
7 "La palpitación de un proyecto", circa 1987
8 "Visita a Antonio Martorell", 1988
9 "Los deslizamientos discursivos y el tema del poder", circa 1980s
10 "La lectura como actividad", circa 1980s
11 Untitled manuscript on Antonio Alatorre y Evodio Escalante, circa 1980s
12 Essays sobre lectura, literatura, y discurso, circa 1980-1999
13 Edited manuscript on exile to Mexico and Latin American authors, circa 1980s
14 "Fin del ritual" borrador, 1981
15 "La memoria compartida", 1982
16 "Ritmo y espacio: de la anemia perniciosa a la demografía desbordante", 1982
17 Lectura de Vasconcelos, 1983, undated
18 "La vida tal como es" papeles, 1983
Box Folder
10 1-3 "Los dos ejes de la cruz", circa 1983
3 copies
4 "Los dos ejes de la cruz" papeles preparatorios, circa 1983
5 Articles on Argentine military, 1984 February 01
6 Articles on subordinación y autonomia, Jörg Demus, Pedro Henríquez Ureña, 1984 March-1984 June
Subordinación y autonomía, 1984 March
"Concierto de Jörg Demus", 1984 April 23
Pedro Henríquez Ureña, 1984 June 29
7 Lo vivido, lo teórico, la coincidencia, circa 1984
8 "El espacio y las opciones teatrale", 1985
9 "El melódico perplejo", circa 1985
10 "Sentiments complexes sur Borges", 1987
11 "El Facundo: la gran riqueza de la pobreza", circa 1987
12 "Lectura y Cultura", 1987-1990
Box Folder
11 1 "Ruptura: Aproximaciones a un concepto", 1990 April 07
2 Notas y apuntes sobre la escritura y la correccion, Sogem, México, 1990 July, undated
3 "Las narraciones 'fantasticas' de Lugones", circa 1992
Foreword of Las fuerzas extrañas - Cuentos fatales, published 1992.
4 "Sobre la Vejez", 1993
5 "Nuevamente Florencio Sanchez. Una Mirada.", circa 1990s
6 "Reyes: El deslinde", 1999
7 "Sobre la Lectura" (en Recepción artístico y consumo cultural, México, JNBA), 2000
8 Handwritten essays, 2002-2007
"Nota Página 12", 2002
"Atardeceres", 2004
"Tiempo, memoria, significación", 2004
"Reforma",
"Mozart", 2006
"Augusto Roa Bastos...", 2007
Essays, arranged alphabetically, undated
Box Folder
11 9 5 manuscritos para una Antología, undated
10 "20 Años de Literatura Argentina", undated
11 "Acción textual/Acción sobre los textos", undated
12 Sobre Neruda y "Alturas de Macchu Picchu", undated
13 [Arlt, Roberto], undated
14 "Autobiografia, biografia, y... Sarmiento e el origen de una literatura", undated
15 "Autobiografias, Memorias, Diarios", undated
16 "Bajo el signo del barroco", undated
17 Bianco (sobre), undated
18 "Blanco, negro, mulato? una lectura de El Reino de este mundo de Alejo Carpentier", undated
Box Folder
12 1 Conversacion Borges - Kieffer, undated
2 [Corretani, Arturo], undated
3 [Cortázar, Julio], undated
4 "La cultura en la Argentina desde el retorno del Peronismo al poder (1972-1974)", undated
5 "Delirio de tejedores", undated
6 "La dictadura tuerce toda la vida", undated
7 "Discurso" - Essays, undated
8 "Las disertaciones de J. L. Borja", undated
9 "Las dos traducciones", undated
10 "Escritura y trabajo crítico: una perspectiva productiva para la textualidad latinoamericana", undated
11 "Entre el 'ser' y el 'siendo' (Identidad, latinidad y discurso)", undated
12 Entrevista, undated
13 "Escritura y Dictadura: Yo, El Supremo", undated
14 Manuscript on escritura and lectura, undated
15 Estructuralismo - Letter and response to Klimovsky, undated
16 "Esquema Biografico de Bernardo de Balbuena", undated
17 Fragmentos de un Diario Argentino (Ined.) - Tenue Evocation de Aguirre, undated
18 "Futbol el orgullo de no ser indio", undated
19 [Galdós, Benito Pérez], undated
20 "Gardel en el Olimpo: A los 100 años de su nacimiento", undated
21 Gonzalez, Jose Luis - La Llegada, undated
22 "Hablar y Callar", undated
23 "Hans Robert Saettele, Réflexivité et idéologies linguistiques", undated
24 [Isaacs, Jorge], undated
25 [Leñero, Vicente], undated
26 "Lenguaje e ideologia", undated
27 "Lugar comun", undated
Box Folder
13 1 "Las malvinas: un sustituto peligroso", undated
2 Marco de referencia, undated
1. Fundamentos de un Maestría en Comunicación en la UAM-X 2. Objetivos globales de un nuevo enfoque teórico,
3 "El mito escondido: Buenos Aires, 1939-1943", undated
4 "Moby Dick de Herman Melville (1851)", undated
5 "Modernismo", undated
6 Sobre Morirás lejos, undated
7 "Nicolas Olivari, En el Fundamento de la Poesia Nacional", undated
8 "Noé sobre Huibobro", undated
9 "La novela de Juan José Saer", undated
10 "El ojo concomitante en 'La Cuesta de las comadres' de Rulfo", undated
11 [Onetti, Juan Carlos], undated
12 "Origen", undated
13 [Poesía gauchesca], undated
14 [Poesías varias], undated
15 "Punto de partido: dos situaciones del modernismo", undated
16 [Proust], undated
17 Proyectos de Investigacion, undated
18 Quiroga, Horacio - Originales del Prólogo, undated
19 [Rama, Angel], undated
20 "Relato abandonado", undated
21 [Reyes, Alfonso], undated
22 "La Revolución del 30", undated
23 "Rincones", undated
24 [Romero, José Luis], undated
25 Signo por Leon Ferrari (adaptacion de Noé Jitrik), undated
26 "Textos", undated
27 Tú dile a Tito que digo yo que esto es un prólogo y que después lo explico, undated
28 "Vasconcelos, una literatura que comienza", undated
29 "Le vecu, le theorique, la concidence", undated
30 "La vibración [presentación] del presente", undated
Box
14 "Volumen sobre trabajo crítico", undated
1 Indice e introducción, undated
2 "Dos formas de acción que desembocan en el 'trabajo crítico'", undated
3 "Escritura y trabajo crítico: una perspectiva productiva para la textualidad latinoamericana", undated
4 "El porvenir del concepto de trabajo crítico", undated
5 "No es la misma cosa con otro nombre", undated
6 "Crítica política y literatura", undated
7 "Nuevas precisiones sobre 'trabajo crítico'", undated
8 "Literature y psicoanálisis o phicoanálisis y literature?", undated
9 "Una categoria básica, el personaje desde la perspectiva del trabajo crítico", undated
10 "Acción textual/Acción sobre los textos", undated
11 Notas varias, undated
12 Various untitled, undated
Notes, 1964-2008
Box Folder
14 13 Apuntes arranged chronologically, 1964-2008
14 Diversos apuntes Noé, 1995, undated
15 Apuntes, critica y ritmo, undated
16 Apuntes para "Soledad y Urbanidad", undated
17 Apuntes, "Altamirano" a "Cortazar", undated
Box Folder
15 1 Apuntes, "ensayo literaria" a "transferencias culturales", undated
2-6 Various apuntes and fragments, undated

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