Tag Archives: Literature

Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter

A hundred and fifty-six years ago today, a new literary format was unveiled.  The Dime Novel was born in an attempt by the publishers Erastus and Irwin Beadle to make money on inexpensive, ephemeral literature entitled Beadle’s Dime Novels.  The … Continue reading

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More than Winnie the Pooh

            The University of Tulsa Special Collections has several early editions of A.A. Milne’s children’s books, including a facsimile of Milne’s Winnie the Pooh manuscript. These charming and enduring characters are Milne’s most popular and … Continue reading

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New acquisition, Jack C. Rea library of Science Fiction

The staff recently began moving in the Jack C. Rea Library of Science Fiction, approximately 81 linear feet of hard cover first editions and first bound editions of the works of Science Fiction authors from the 1930s to the 1990s.  … Continue reading

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Edwardian Flirtations for Valentine’s Day

A charming glimpse into frivolous Edwardian  literature and society is the small chapbook (a cheap publication intended to be thrown away) titled New Book of Flirtations: No. 18. Containing the Language of Postage Stamps All the Secret Signs, Insinuations, Invitations … Continue reading

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The Clansman: Controversy and Context

Originally published in 1905, Thomas Dixon, Jr.’s novel is actually the second book in a trilogy about the post-Civil War era. The general plot follows the character of Augustus Stoneman as he attempts to reconstruct the South. Stoneman believes he can keep … Continue reading

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Cookery Collections

Nearly every house has a cookbook, assorted favorite recipes and household manuals, even if they don’t realize it. Cookbooks, next to religious texts, are probably the most widely owned and recognized form of literature, at least in the Western world. … Continue reading

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Holidays, Holidaze

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It is also an incredibly hectic time for many. Putting down the egg nog, iPad, and to do list is hard the week of Christmas. There are still presents to buy, family to … Continue reading

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Ernest Hemingway Ephemera

Who hasn’t seen For Whom the Bell Tolls or read The Old Man and the Sea at some point in their life? Ernest Hemingway is one of the more well known authors of the “Lost Generation.” Born in 1899, Hemingway first worked as a … Continue reading

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Birthday for November 10: Neil Gaiman

Today is the 55th birthday of English author Neil Gaiman, best known for the comic book series The Sandman, and for his books Coraline and American Gods. Neil was born on November 10, 1960, and grew up in East Grinstead, West Sussex, England. … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time at the University of Tulsa

Most Americans are familiar with the traditional western European tales–mainly from the works authored, compiled, and translated by the Grimm brothers, Hans Christian Anderson, Charles Perrault, and Andrew Lang. Fairy tales are evident in almost every culture around the world. … Continue reading

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