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Douglas Crimp revisits art world, gay culture of 1970s New York

Douglas Crimp revisits art world, gay culture of 1970s New York

January 6, 2017

Before Pictures, a new book by art and culture critic Douglas Crimp, brings together anecdote, criticism, research, and illustration to describe the art world and gay life in New York City in the 1960s and ’70s.

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Year’s top books share roots in University archives

Year’s top books share roots in University archives

December 20, 2016

This year, The New York Times list of the 100 most notable books for 2016 included two that were written by authors who used the River Campus Libraries’ Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation renowned collections for their work.

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Opening a window on poetry, inspiration

Opening a window on poetry, inspiration

December 15, 2016

In her newest book of poetry, Window Left Open, English professor Jennifer Grotz draws on her frequent visits to Monastère de Saorge in the French Alps. “It was like the monastery became a kind of vocabulary for me.”

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New book brings shadow into the light

New book brings shadow into the light

July 22, 2016

A new book, edited by Kenneth Gross and compiled from lectures by the late John Hollander, traces shadow’s literary history from ancient to modern times.

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In Goethe’s novel families, love is all that matters

In Goethe’s novel families, love is all that matters

July 22, 2016

Susan Gustafson’s recently published book examines Johann Goethe’s depiction of family in his literary works, which were cutting-edge compared to the actual state of marriage and family in early 19th-century Germany.

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Three things you didn’t know about the American Revolution

Three things you didn’t know about the American Revolution

July 1, 2016

America typically celebrates the 4th of July as a unifying victory for the country, but the road to independence was more divisive and violent than most people realize, according to historian Thomas Slaughter.

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Laura Ackerman Smoller wins La Corónica International Book Award

Laura Ackerman Smoller wins La Corónica International Book Award

May 23, 2016

The professor of history was honored by the largest gathering of medievalist scholars in North America for her book The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

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2016 Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

2016 Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

April 20, 2016

Ten works of fiction and six poetry collections remain in the running for this year’s Best Translated Book Awards following the announcement of the two shortlists yesterday by Three Percent, the University’s translation-centric literary website.

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Thoughts on Hyam Plutzik, <em>Letter from a Young Poet</em>

Thoughts on Hyam Plutzik, Letter from a Young Poet

April 20, 2016

In the posthumously published memoir Letter from a Young Poet, University poet Hyam Plutzik, describes early aspects of his efforts to become a poet.

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Book focuses on role of school districts in leading reform

Book focuses on role of school districts in leading reform

March 21, 2016

Kara Finnigan, associate professor of educational policy at the Warner School of Education, has coedited a book about the important role of central district offices in turning around the nation’s lowest performing schools.

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