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Devil of a State

By k.lamb on March 16, 2016

An Interview with Dr. Geoffrey Hill on the Irwell Edition of Anthony Burgess’s Devil of a State       Last week, Dr. Geoffrey Hill traveled from Cambridge, Massachusetts to view the MLC’s Anthony Burgess Papers. Dr. Hill’s research focused on the original typescript for Burge...

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...

MLC Book Anniversary: Bending the Bow

By k.lamb on March 1, 2016

Robert Duncan’s Bending the Bow Today–March 1st–marks the original release date of Robert Duncan‘s poetry collection, Bending the Bow. The original text was published in 1968 by New Directions, which described the text as “a multiphasic projection of movements in a f...

MLC Book Anniversary: The Straw Market

By k.lamb on February 29, 2016

William Jay Smith’s The Straw Market   Today–March 1st—marks the original release date for William Jay Smith’s comedic play, The Straw Market. The Straw Market premiered in 1966 at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, where Smith was then serving as a writer-in-residence. This sati...

Happy Birthday to MLC Author Howard Nemerov!

By k.lamb on February 29, 2016

Happy Birthday, Howard Nemerov!   Born on a Leap Day–February 29, 1920–Howard Nemerov was destined to break the mold. His work was known for its unique mix of wit and playfulness framed within meticulous formalist structures.   Nemerov’s poem “Because You Asked A...

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...