Alfred Gong Papers
Scope and Content
This collection contains the literary estate of the German-American author, Alfred Gong.
- Gong, Alfred, 1920-1981 (Person)
Language of Materials
The records are in English and German
Restrictions on Use
This collection is open for research.
Biography of Alfred Gong
Alfred Gong (1920-1981) was a German-American poet, essayist, critic and editor. He was born Czernowitz, which is now part of the Ukraine. A Jewish man, Gong spent World War II in work camps and then in Bucharest with forged papers. In 1946, he moved to Vienna, and the emigrated to the United States in 1952. He lived the remainder of his life in New York. He published three collections of poems: Gras and Omega, Manifest Alpha, and Gnadenfrist. He also wrote a collection of short stories: Happening in der Park Avenue, and edited Interview mit Amerika, an anthology of German-American writings.
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The literary estate of the German-American author, Alfred Gong.
Statement of Arrangement
This collection is arranged into folders by topic.
Archives and Rare Books Library
- Guide to the Alfred Gong Papers
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- Finding aid prepared by Archives and Rare Books Library Staff
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- Finding aid written in English