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The 16th century saw the publication of books on alchemy in almost every European language. Such books were widely consumed — read, annotated, mocked, discussed, and collected by an audience of both skeptics and believers alike. Terms such as the "philosopher’s stone" entered popular vocabulary, as did names of alchemical authorities like Raymond Lull.
March 7, 2014
Ten playbills from playwright Thornton Wilder's extensive collection.
February 18, 2014
Poet and nonfiction writer Maggie Nelson will read from her work on Thursday, February 6, 4:00 pm; Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series in conjunction with the exhibition: Blue: Color and Concept
January 24, 2014
Join us for public events and readings in association with the new exhibition, "Blue: Color and Concept"
January 2, 2014
Ten fascinating books, manuscript, and collections...related to Daily Themes, Yale's long-running writing course.
December 1, 2013
Ten fascinating documents, books, and journals related to travel.
November 7, 2013
Ten fascinating books, collections, archives, documents...related to American railways.
November 5, 2013

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