Fonds MSG 1211 - Endre Farkas Fonds

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Endre Farkas Fonds

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  • 1952-2016 (Creation)
    Farkas, Endre, 1948-
    Montréal (Québec)

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Endre Farkas is a Hungarian-Canadian poet and playwright, born in 1948 in Hajdunanas, Hungary. He immigrated to Quebec in 1956 with his parents, who were both Holocaust survivors. Throughout his life, Farkas has published a variety of poems and books, along with scripts and plays that he has performed in different cities across Canada. Farkas holds a master’s degree and has long been a CEGEP professor at John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, where he currently resides.

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The fonds was acquired directly by Endre Farkas.

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The fonds consists of literary works composed by Farkas, including scripts, manuscripts, poems, and plays. The records reflect Farkas’ involvement within the arts community, as well as many works relating to Canadian culture, specifically in Quebec. Farkas’ records span from 1952 until 2016. Locations that are reflected in Farkas’ works are Canada and Hungary.

No discernable order has been detected except for boxes 7 and 8 where poems are sorted alphabetically. The records have been filed into series which are detailed below. There are photographs, personal correspondence, translations of other poems and audiovisual materials (cassettes, CDs and DVDs). There are large amounts of correspondence with other artists and performers in both Canada and Europe, another reflection of his involvement within the community. The series listing is as follows: 1) Correspondence, 2) Manuscripts, 3) Poems & Poetry, 4) Reviews, 5) Scripts & Performance Pieces, 6) Translations, 7) Vehicule, 8) Works by other authors, 9) Mixed media, 10) An Evening in the Muses’ Company and 11) Photographs and visual materials.

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  • English
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Yiddish

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Finding aid prepared by Ivana Jaworski, Xintang Zhang, Nicole Gauvreau, and Gabryelle Iaconetti as part of McGill’s School of Information Studies course GLIS 641; edited by Gordon Burr, December 2018.

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