Stanley Elkin

Performance: “Tim Youd: St. Louis Retyped”

By Rose Miyatsu on January 18, 2018

On January 26th, performance artist Tim Youd will be on campus continuing his 100 Novels project. He will be typing Stanley Elkin’s novel, The Franchiser, in Holmes Lounge from 10:30 am -1:00 pm and 2:00-4:00 pm on January 26th and in the Coffee Room (Room 210) of Duncker Hall on January 29...

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...

‘We don’t mellow out. We spite out.’

By k.lamb on May 29, 2016

The Friendship of Stanley Elkin and Herb Yellin: Letters from the Lord John Press Collection The Modern Literature Collection recently acquired a treasure trove of papers from the Lord John Press archives, including personal correspondence and ephemera from Donald Barthleme, John Barth, Robert Co...

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...

MLC Book Anniversary: Boswell and Mrs. Ted Bliss

By k.lamb on April 1, 2016

Stanley Elkin’s Boswell and Mrs. Ted Bliss   On April 1st, Stanley Elkin published both his first novel–Boswell (Random House, 1964)–and his final novel–Mrs. Ted Bliss (Hyperion, 1995). Original typescripts of both these definitive texts can be found in the Modern Lit...

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...