7 famous authors whose manuscripts were found after their departure
The work of famous writers is always under close attention. And even after their death archives are carefully studied by literary critics and biographers. Sometimes they find manuscripts of works that have already been published, but the real sensation are those works about which nothing was known during the life of the writers. However, any manuscript of a famous author becomes the subject of new research of his work.
The popularity of the author of the novel “Catcher in the rye” played a cruel joke. Jerome Salinger almost ceased to appear in public, preferring to lead a reclusive life. Before the publication of his most famous work, the author published many stories and short stories, and since the mid-1960s, none of his works has been published. During the last forty years of his life Salinger did not stop writing, but all the works of those years, the writer was allowed to print only after his death. It takes 10 years to prepare the publication, which will expire in 2020.
Most of the works of the famous German-speaking writer and philosopher saw the light after his death. Kafka’s archive was kept in several Bank cells in Switzerland and Israel, and in 2010 the court decided to open the cells and prepare the manuscripts stored there for publication. During the inventory of papers was discovered the story of Franz Kafka, who still has not been published anywhere.
John Ronald Ruel Tolkien
The famous English writer, who gave the world “Lord of the rings” and many other works in the fantasy genre, for a long time wrote and just put his works on the table. His archives are being studied and investigated so far. Thanks to the efforts of the writer’s son saw the light of “Silmarillion”. Christopher Tolkien has gathered this work literally on the same page, carefully edited, and only then took it to the publisher. The same had to be done with the “Fall of the Gondolin.” However, Christopher Tolkien, since 1976, edited and published 12 works of his father, including 12 volumes of “History of the Mediterranean.”
Hans Christian Andersen
Since the death of the famous storyteller 137 years have passed, when it was found completely unknown before the tale. It took several years to study the manuscript and confirm the authorship of Hans Christian Andersen. The researchers also found that the fairy tale “Tallow candle” was written in the years when the Danish storyteller was still making his first steps in the work, while still a schoolboy. Despite the fact that the work can hardly be called a literary masterpiece, it is of great interest to scientists.
During his lifetime, Stig Larsson was better known as a public figure than as a writer. He edited some publications, wrote for them, but the real recognition came to him after his death. He managed to conclude a contract for the publication of his trilogy about Michael Blomkvist, but the work was published after the sudden death of the writer from a massive heart attack. Rumors about the discovery of the fourth book appeared in the Wake of the popularity of the Millennium. It is worth noting that this manuscript, according to the heirs of the writer, is actually the fifth book of the cycle, which was not completed. Its publication is not yet planned.
Maria Urmatova Aitmatov has discovered a previously unknown manuscript of the novel “Land and flute” three years after the writer’s death. The work tells the story of a statue of the Chui Buddha, which was discovered during the construction of the Great Chui canal. Date the emergence of this novel on light is unknown, but all the more interestingly another discovery, associated with schettler. It turns out that it was once published in Bulgaria and in Bulgarian. It remains a mystery why the work never saw the light of day in the Soviet Union.
The story “Cats Copenhagen” was present in a letter received by his grandson in 1936. The author’s heirs handed him over to the writer’s Foundation in Zurich and allowed researchers to study his work. The publication of the story in a collector’s edition of 200 copies was a complete surprise for the employees of the James Joyce Foundation. However, by the time the story appeared in print in 2012, the copyright terms for his literary heritage had already come out, so the trial did not make sense.