Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00351 - Francis Markstein papers

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Francis Markstein papers


  • 1945-1991 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

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12 boxes (2 metres)

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Biographical history

Francis Markstein immigrated to Canada in 1974 and studied English Literature at McMaster University. Markstein wrote poetry in several languages.

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Donated to the library by his wife Aurelia-Ora Markstein in July 1998.

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Works in manuscript of poems written in English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish and his translation of the poetry of French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish writers into English. His essays on literary topics, 1940's to 1991.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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