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Remembering David Meltzer

By caskew on March 2, 2017

Born in 1937 to a cellist and harpist, poet and musician David Meltzer was perhaps destined to a life informed and enchanted by sound. As a child, he performed on the radio and on TV with The Horn and Hardart Children’s Hour. This strong musical heritage was only the beginning of Meltzer’s robust...

Raymond Federman’s “Take It or Leave It”

By caskew on February 16, 2017

February marks the original release date of Federman’s third novel, Take It or Leave It. To celebrate this, we offer a peek into some of the materials related to the book in the Raymond Federman Papers. Published in 1976 by Fiction Collective, Take It Or Leave It exemplifies Federman’s boldly inn...

Construction work planned for February 4 at Olin Library

By Sarah Laaker on February 3, 2017

Construction for the Olin Library Transformation project will take place on Saturday, February 4th, from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. If noise becomes bothersome, grab a free pair of ear plugs at the Help Desk, or check out one of the departmental libraries on Danforth Campus (remember to check their hours, w...

New Database: Harper’s Magazine Archive

By Kristine Helbling on November 22, 2016

Enjoy Harper’s Magazine Archive–from the very magazine in 1850 all the way to the current newsstand issue.  Harper’s Magazine has changed ownership and format over the years, but it is the oldest, continuously published, general-interest monthly publication in the United States....

National Book Award Winners in the MLC

By k.lamb on November 15, 2016

National Book Award Winners and Finalists in the Modern Literature Collection   November 15th marks the announcement of the National Book Award, an honor which numerous Modern Literature authors have either won or been nominated for. Among MLC recipients and nominees are May Swenson (A Cage ...

William Gaddis: Where These Lines Lead – Part III

By k.lamb on November 14, 2016

An Interview with David Ting   In this three-part series, Princeton University student David Ting discusses his research on William Gaddis, his experience with the Modern Literature Collection, and his connection with Gaddis as a bricoleur of historic and cultural fragments.   ML: Does ...