Shelley Frisch

Shelley Frisch holds a Ph.D. in German from Princeton University, 1981. She has taught at Columbia University, Haverford College, and Rutgers University. She is the author of The Lure of the Linguistic, a study of German Romantic speculations on language, and Alien Homeland, a forthcoming biography of Erika Mann. She has also translated seven books from German, most recently biographies of Nietzsche, Kafka, and Einstein.

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The exhibition gallery and reading room are closed for the month of August while the library's building is under renovation.

Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be

Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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