Modern Literature Collection

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 ...

Harmonizing the Disharmonious: Robert Coover and the MLC, Part III

By k.lamb on October 31, 2016

To celebrate Robert Coover’s upcoming visit to Washington University for a Neureuther Library Lecture Series reading on November 1, 2016, we are highlighting Coover materials in the Modern Literature Collection. The following is the third of a three-part series. “The infinite is all w...

Harmonizing the Disharmonious: Robert Coover and the MLC, Part II

By k.lamb on October 25, 2016

To celebrate Robert Coover’s upcoming visit to Washington University for a Neureuther Library Lecture Series reading on November 1, 2016, we are highlighting Coover materials in the Modern Literature Collection. The following is the second of a three-part series. “Energy as diffuse as...

William Gaddis: Where These Lines Lead – Part II

By k.lamb on October 7, 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: I rea...

William Gaddis: Where These Lines Lead – Part I

By k.lamb on September 29, 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: When ...

International Writers Center Conference Clips

By k.lamb on September 13, 2016

Audio and Video from International Writers Center Conferences Now Available   In honor of the soon-to-come 2016 William H. Gass Symposium on September 23rd, the Modern Literature Collection is sharing numerous audio and video excerpts from past International Writers Center conferences, featu...

Happy Birthday to MLC author Alexander Trocchi!

By k.lamb on July 30, 2016

Happy Birthday, Alexander Trocchi!   Today–July 30th–marks the 1925 birthday of Scottish author, publisher, and activist Alexander Trocchi. He began writing poetry and prose in the late 1940’s, and by the early 1950’s was an established figure in the literary avant-garde. Trocchi...

William H. Gass Symposium: International Writing

By k.lamb on July 16, 2016

William H. Gass Symposium: International Writing, scheduled for September 23, 2016   On September 23rd, Washington University Libraries will co-host a symposium to honor William H. Gass’s work in the fields of translation and international writing. The event is scheduled to take place ...

MLC Book Anniversary: The Sam Book

By k.lamb on July 1, 2016

The Sam Book by Raymond Federman   Today–July 1st–marks the 53rd publication anniversary of The Sam Book by Raymond Federman. The text is a creative essay and “bi-lingual” memoir based in Federman’s connection with Samuel Beckett. In keeping with Federman’...

Happy Birthday, David Wagoner!

By k.lamb on June 5, 2016

Happy Birthday to MLC author David Wagoner!   Today–June 5th–marks the 1926 birthday of celebrated poet, novelist, and playwright David Wagoner. Wagoner is the author of numerous poetry collections and novels, including Dry Sun, Dry Wind, In Broken Country, The Road to Many a Won...