Joy Williams Papers Now Available For Research

By William Youngblood on September 4, 2018 in English & American Literature, Manuscripts, Special Collections, What's New

The Julian Edison Department of Special Collections is pleased to announce that the Joy Williams Papers are now available to researchers. The papers, bringing together five decades of materials, including manuscript drafts for Williams’ four novels, five story collections and unpublished work, represent an exciting new addition to the Modern Literature Collection. Marshall Klimasewiski, Senior […]

Hotch at 100: Legacies

By William Youngblood on August 28, 2018 in Manuscripts, Special Collections, What's New

In the final installment of “Hotch at 100,” our interview with writer, philanthropist, and Washington University in St. Louis alumnus A. E. Hotchner, Hotchner reflects on various aspects of his legacy. He touches on his 100th birthday, his feelings about his written work, his advice to young writers, and his help in establishing the A. […]

Hotch at 100: “The World of Nick Adams”

By William Youngblood on August 16, 2018 in Manuscripts, Special Collections

In this installment of Hotch at 100, our ongoing video interview with writer, philanthropist, and Washington University in St. Louis alumnus, A. E. Hotchner, Hotch continues the story of “The World of Nick Adams”, a project that began with his very first work for television, an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s short story “The Battler” and […]

Hotch at 100: “Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man”

By William Youngblood on August 9, 2018 in Manuscripts, Special Collections, What's New

In this installment of “Hotch at 100,” our ongoing series of video interviews with writer, philanthropist, and Washington University in St. Louis alumnus A. E. Hotchner, Hotch tells us about the making of the film “Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man”, and how it evolved from his first Hemingway adaptation, “The Battler” (detailed in a […]

Hotch 101: A Conversation with A. E. Hotchner

By William Youngblood on July 23, 2018 in Manuscripts, Special Collections, What's New

On June 28th, 2018, writer, philanthropist, and Washington University alumnus A. E. Hotchner celebrated his 101st birthday and the release of his latest novel, The Amazing Adventures of Aaron Broom. To mark the occasion, the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections hosted a phone conversation with Hotchner, moderated by Professor of Drama and Comparative Literature […]

Hotch at 100: Last Clear Chance

By William Youngblood on July 18, 2018 in Manuscripts, Special Collections, What's New

After making a name for himself in live television with his adaptations of “The Battler” and other Hemingway stories, writer, philanthropist and Washington University alumnus A. E. Hotchner enjoyed a long and prolific career bringing original projects to the stage and screen. In this installment of “Hotch at 100,”  Hotch tells us about his favorite […]

Hotch at 100: For Whom The Bell Tolls

By William Youngblood on July 10, 2018 in Manuscripts, Special Collections, What's New

A. E. Hotchner’s friendship with Ernest Hemingway, and his successful adaptation of Hemingway’s “The Battler” for live television led the way to adaptations of some of Hemingway’s most important and popular works. In this episode of Hotch at 100, our ongoing video interview with writer, philanthropist, and Washington University alumnus A. E. Hotchner, Hotch tells […]

Hotch at 100: Adapting “The Battler”

By William Youngblood on June 19, 2018 in Manuscripts, Special Collections

A. E. Hotchner’s friendship with Ernest Hemingway brought Hotch into the literary scene but it also opened a door to an unexpected career in the Golden Age of Television. In this episode of Hotch at 100, our ongoing video interview with author, philanthropist, and Washington University alum A. E. Hotchner, Hotch tells us how his […]

Hotch at 100: Meeting Hemingway

By William Youngblood on May 29, 2018 in Manuscripts, Special Collections, What's New

Over the course of his long life and career, author, playwright, philanthropist, and Washington University alum A. E. Hotchner has had the good fortune to cross paths with many of the notable figures of the twentieth century. In 1948, fresh out of the Air Force, Hotchner was sent on assignment to solicit an article from […]

William H. Gass: His Life and Legacy — Tributes from Holmes Lounge and Olin Library

By William Youngblood on May 7, 2018 in English & American Literature, Manuscripts, Philosophy, Special Collections

On April 6th Washington University in St. Louis hosted family, friends, colleagues, former students and fans of William H. Gass to pay tribute to the life and legacy of the esteemed author and Washington University philosophy professor. In both the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections in Olin Library and in Holmes Lounge, attendees heard […]