Yale Collection of American Literature
Announcing a new book by Beinecke H. D. Fellow Jeanne Heuving: In The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics, Jeanne Heuving claims that a key achievement of poetry by Ezra Pound, H.D., Robert Duncan, Kathleen Fraser, Nathaniel Mackey, and others lies significantly in their engagement with the synergistic relations between being in love and writing love. These poets, she argues, have traded the clichéd lover of yore for impersonal or posthuman poetic speakers that sustain the gloire and mystery of love poetry of prior centuries. As Robert Duncan writes, “There is a love in which we are outcast and vagabond from what we are that we call ‘falling in love.’”
September 4, 2016
Readers of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night” — considered to be the playwright’s masterpiece — can now experience the play in ways never before possible via a newly released multimedia edition by Yale University Press.
May 12, 2016
From class session at Beinecke Library on January 28, 2016: Langston Hughes, correspondence with Oscar Brown, Jr., Langston Hughes Papers, JWJ MSS 26, Box 36Langston Hughes, manuscripts of Ask Your Mama, Langston Hughes Papers, JWJ MSS 26, Boxes 271-272Langston Hughes, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz, first edition, JWJ Zan H874 961A
January 28, 2016
“With Extreme Diffidence”: Anna L. Snelling’s Kabaosa (1842) A Provisional Publishing History and Census by Robert Beasecker
September 24, 2015
The Beinecke Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Cultivating Thought Series—texts printed on cups and bags from Chipotle Mexican Grill.
June 22, 2015
In honor of the Beinecke Library's new temporary reading room, a passage about our permanent reading room from poet and scholar Susan Howe's recent book, Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives.
May 28, 2015
From The Thornton Wilder Family:Celebration and study of Thornton Wilder will take over Newport, Rhode Island, for the Second International Thornton Wilder Conference, a three-day event with more than 20 presentations, round table conversations, panel discussions, readings and events featuring leading academics and theater professionals from countries including France, China, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland and the United States.
May 27, 2015
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