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Siegfried Mandel Papers

Identifier: COU:5031

Scope and Contents

The Mandel papers cover the years ca. 1936 to 1993. Included are newspaper clippings; copies of published book reviews; publications; manuscripts; translations; and notes on research subjects. (Refer to Curriculum Vitae 1983 for references to Mandel’s publications up to 1983. From 1983 to 1990 refer to Who’s Who. There are no published lists of Mandel publications from 1990 to 1993).

Clippings or copies of book reviews:

American Book Review Books Tomorrow Boulder Daily Camera Brooklyn Heights Press Buffalo Evening News The Denver Post Encylopedia Year Book German Quarterly The Independent (NY) Long Island Jewish Star

Masada News Modern Fiction Studies Modern Language Journal Newsday New York Times San Diego Magazine Saturday Review Town & Village (NY) United Synagogue Review The World in Books

Information on research subjects resulting in publications include the following:

Ingeborg Bachmann Leopold Sacher-Masoch Paul Celan Tom Slick Mircea Eliade George Trakl (& Oskar Kokoschka) T.S. Eliot

Sigmund Freud Georg Groddeck Theodor Herzel Hedwig Kenner Karl Kerenyi Gustav Mahler Rainer Maria Rilke

Articles or critiques from the following publications:

Arts in Society B’nai B’rith Iowa English Yearbook Colorado Quarterly Modern Austrian Literature Comparative Literature Studies Mosaic Denver Quarterly Nietzsche - Studien Poetry in Translation Quarterly for Literature and the Arts Estratto Saturday Review


  • Creation: 1893 - 1994

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Biographical Note

Siegfried Mandel was born on December 20, 1922, in Berlin, Germancy, to Nathan and Pauline (Scheinman) Mandel. The Mandel family fled Germany in 1933 and settled in Brookyln, New York, where Siegfried attended public schools. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1940, Brooklyn College (Now Brooklyn College of the City University of New York) in 1946, served in the US armed forces from 1943 to 1946, earned an MA from Columbia University in 1947 and a PhD from the University of Denver in 1967. In 1946, Seigfried married Dorothy Isaacs and two children were born to them, Elise Judith and Theodore Scott. Seigfried's career in teaching included faculty positions in the Polytechnic Insittude of Brooklyn (now of New York) and the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he retired in 1990. Throughout his career, he was a feature writer, special features consultant, free-land review and editorial contributor, and regular book reviewer for the Saturday Review, 1948-58; The New York Times Book Review, 1952-55; Newsday, 1953-55; The Denver Post, San Diego Magazine, The Boulder Daily Camera and at least 15 other publications. He contributed articles and poetry, many translated from German literature, to publications such as the Denver Quarterly, The Colorado Quarterly, The Saturday Review, Grammatik, Compartive Literature Studies, Modern Austrain Literature and others. Among the books he authored were Rainer MariaRilke: the Poetic Instinct; Proud Past - Bright Future: a History of the College of Engineering at the University of Colorado, 1893-1966; Dictionary of Science; Writing for Science and Technology; and Group 47: the Reflected Intellect. He co-authored The History of Coins and Symbols in Ancient Israel; Proposal and Inquiry Writing; and was a contributor to Rilke and the Visual Arts; Georg Trakl: a Profile; and Argumentum e silentio: Ein internationales Paul Celan Symposium. He was the editor for Writing in Industry; editor and contributor to Ranier Maria Rilke: Visions of Christ; Contemporary European Novelists; and editor and translator for Lou Salome: Isben’s Heroines; Lou Salome: Friedrich Nietzsche in his Works; and Karl Kerenyi: Excursions of a Hellenist. The Eugene M. Kayden National Translation Prize was awarded to Mandel in 1984 for Lou Salome: Isben’s Heroines. He was listed in Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in Writers, Editors and Poets. The Mandels toured Europe in 1968-69 and 1975-76 where Siegfried researched many topics and collected manuscripts.

Aside from lecturing in the classroom, Mandel was an invited speaker at numerous meetings, seminars and conferences. Many of his lectures and papers were published in journals. He was working on several research and translation projects when he died on May 26, 1993. A book, Nietzsche and the Jews will be published posthumously by SUNY Press.


12 linear feet (11 boxes)

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The papers relate to the professional research and publications of Siegrfied Mandel who was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was the author, co-author, editor and contributor of fourteen books and wrote articles and book reviews for over thirty-five publications. Manuscripts, book reviews, published articles, translations and German, Hebrew, Italian and French texts are included in this collection. Published books are located in the Norlin stacks.


This collection is arranged into the following series: I. PERSONAL II. PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS III. TEXTS IV. MISCELLANEOUS

Processed by: Jean Matthews-Kindig, December, 1995
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