James Merrill

Mona Van Duyn: The Woman Behind the Modern Literature Collection

By Rose Miyatsu on March 20, 2018

We could not let Women’s History Month pass without highlighting a woman who was incredibly important to the history of Washington University Libraries’ own Modern Literature Collection: Mona Van Duyn. Mona Van Duyn was a brilliant poet, editor, and instructor, who served as a pillar ...

New Content: Claude Fredericks Collection of James Merrill

By Casey Bowen on October 16, 2017

The Modern Literature Collection is proud to present the Claude Fredericks Collection of James Merrill, our latest resource in James Merrill scholarship. James Merrill and Claude Fredericks had a very close relationship that lasted throughout their lifetimes. Over the course of this long friendsh...

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 ...

Happy Birthday, Mona Van Duyn!

By k.lamb on May 9, 2016

Mona Van Duyn   May 9th marks the 1921 birthday of Mona Van Duyn, world renowned poet, academic, editor and founder of Perspective: A Quarterly of Literature and the Arts, and beloved patron of the arts. Van Duyn has won every major American award for poetry ,¬†including the National Book Awa...

Happy Birthday to MLC Author James Merrill!

By k.lamb on March 3, 2016

James Merrill’s Early Years   To commemorate the March 3, 1926 birthday of MLC author James Merrill, we present “Baby’s Own Book”: a regal silk-draped testament to the legacy he inherited. The son of wealthy Charles E. Merrill–founding partner of Merrill Lynch I...

Hello and Welcome!

By k.lamb on February 29, 2016

  Welcome to the Modern Literature Collection Blog We are excited to introduce the Modern Literature Collection Blog, a go-to resource for new acquisitions, current projects, and upcoming events related to the Modern Literature Collection, part of ¬†Washington University Libraries’ Depa...