Guide to Stephen K. Swift’s Translation of Ferenc Nagy’s "The Struggle Behind the Iron Curtain," 1940-1948 MS 012
Stephen K. Swift (1903-1979) was a diplomat-journalist, author, editor and the founder of the Austrian Year Book project at Rice University. He was a native of Hungary, moved to the United States in 1926, eventually becoming a citizen. He was a resident of Houston since 1958. Swift donated a large collection of bound volumes relating to Austro-Hungarian history to the Fondren Library in 1968, which also included the typescripts found in this collection .
In addition to publishing this translation of Nagy's "The Struggle Behind the Iron Curtain," Swift wrote "The Cardinal's Story," a report of the Mindszenty persecutions, also published by MacMillan.
This group of typescripts documents the translation of Ferenc Nagy's "The Struggle Behind the Iron Curtain," translated by Stephen K. Swift and published by MacMillan (New York) in 1948. Included in the collection are: the final original Hungarian manuscript; work schedule, a preliminary version and final typescript version of the translation. "The Struggle Behind the Iron Curtain" is a significant political and historical narrative. The collection is also an example of the steps involved in translation. The collection should be of interest to students and others interested in languages, techniques of translation, and Central European History.
This material is open for research.
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Stephen K. Swift’s Translation of Ferenc Nagy’s "The Struggle Behind the Iron Curtain," MS 012, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
Gift of Stephen K. Swift, 1970.
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