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Rika Lesser Papers

Summary Information
Title: Rika Lesser Papers
Dates: 1990
Creator: Lesser, Rika
Extent: 13 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1959
The collection consists of typescript, notes, and a floppy diskette associated with the translation of one title.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

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This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


A Handful of Stars, 1990

Biographical Sketch

Rika Lesser was born July 21, 1953 in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1974, attended the University of Gothenburg from 1974-1975, and received her M.F.A from Columbia University in 1977. She pursued a career in news and graphics, becoming a lecturer in creative writing beginning in 1985. She became governing board member of the Translation Center at Columbia University. She has received many national and international awards. Her retelling of Hansel and Gretel was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1985. In addition to translating many books, she has contributed to magazines and newspapers, including the New Yorker, New York Review of Books, Nation, and New Republic.

Source: Something About the Author V 35 110-111.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of typesript, notes, and a floppy diskette associated with the translation of one title, A Handful of Stars by Rafik Schami.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
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  • Lesser, Rika
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
A Handful of Stars 1990 
Note Schami, Rafik
New York: Dutton, 1990
Box MF2230
typescript (598 p.)  Box MF2230
notes (3 p.)  Box MF2230
floppy diskette (1 p.)  Box MF2230