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Alfred Gong Papers

Identifier: US-90-03

Scope and Content

This collection contains the literary estate of the German-American author, Alfred Gong.


  • 1949-2000


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.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library
Guide to the Alfred Gong Papers
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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