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Soma Morgenstern Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6350 / MF 1499

Scope and Content Note

Five notebooks containing the handwritten drafts of Morgenstern’s book ‘Die Blutsaeule : Zeichen und Wunder am Sereth’. Some chapters appear in various versions, with the final one being identical or nearly identical with the printed book.

Also included is a handwritten, detailed list of contents by Gabriele Glueckselig of all chapters in the notebooks and how they compare with the final version.

Dates

  • undated

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Soma Morgenstern was born in East Galicia in 1890. He studied law at the University of Vienna and served in World War I. In 1921, he moved to Berlin to become a theater critic, but he mainly wrote book reviews. In 1928, he returned to Vienna as a reporter for the Frankfurter Zeitung. His first novel was published in Berlin in 1935, which was supposed to be the first part of a triology. He left Vienna in 1938 and fled to Paris, where he shared an appartment with Joseph Roth. In 1941, Morgenstern arrived in New York via Marseille, Casablanca and Lisbon. He re-wrote the whole triology, which was published as "Sparks in the Abyss" in the US between 1946 and 1950. He died in New York in 1976.

Extent

2 Folders : manuscript notebooks.

Abstract

Five notebooks containing the handwritten drafts of Morgenstern’s book ‘Die Blutsaeule : Zeichen und Wunder am Sereth’. Some chapters appear in various versions, with the final one being identical or nearly identical with the printed book.

Other Finding Aid

Synopsis in file

Bibliography

Several of Soma Morgenstern's books , including "Die Blutsaeule", are available in the LBI library.
A photograph portrait of Soma Morgenstern has been removed to the LBI Photograph Archive
Title
Guide to the Soma Morgenstern Collection.  AR 6350 / MF 1499
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2015
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States