Tag Archives: Modernism

McFarlin Fellows

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives, and McFarlin Fellows will hold a dinner on November 7th, in honor of leading British writer, historian and biographer Patrick French. French will be giving his lecture, “On the … Continue reading

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Graham Greene’s Birthday

Today we commemorate the birthday of English writer, playwright and literary critic Graham Greene. Greene’s works delved into the ambivalent moral and political issues of contemporary culture, and his works were permeated by Catholic religious themes, as seen in his … Continue reading

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Today is T.S. Eliot’s birthday. Eliot, one of the most influential Modernist poets, attracted widespread interest for his poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915), which is seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement, and that deals … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Birthday

Today we are commemorating the birthday of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald’s works are the quintessential writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined. Along with Hemingway, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers … Continue reading

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Rebecca West mentioned

The Rebecca West Collection has been mentioned in a blog The Open Road Blog. The blog is indicating the trip the posting’s author took to come to Tulsa to study the archive we hold here working on the ebook version … Continue reading

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New Acquisition

We’ve recently added 33 more issues of The Smart Set to our collection. The Smart Set was an American literary magazine that ran from 1900-1930. Contributing authors include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker, Sinclair Lewis, Dashiell Hammett, Aldous … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions

Some new acquisitions here in the Department: Le Pays de France. Organe des États Généraux du Tourisme. Year 1, no. 1 (August 1914) – Year 5, no. 219 (December 1918). 219 issues (ca. 16-20 pp. each) of the French weekly … Continue reading

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The Edmund Wilson Library

Clarissa, by Samuel Richardson One of the most influential man of letters in the twentieth century, Edmund Wilson commands a central position in the study of modern literature. Best known as a book reviewer and literary critic, Wilson did not … Continue reading

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The Cyril Connolly Library

Three Reliques of AncientWestern Poetry Inscribedby Edmund Wilson forCyril Connolly Acquired in January of 1976, Cyril Connolly’s library numbers over 8,000 books, 1,100 issues of literary periodicals, and numerous letters from such major literary figures as Stephen Spender, T. S. Eliot, … Continue reading

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