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Huge Franz Kafka archive to be made public

An Israeli judge has ruled that a disputed cache of papers belonging to Max Brod should be published. Carried out of Prague in a suitcase in [ Read more… ]

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Jack Kerouac’s manuscript scroll on display at The British Library

The British Library are exhibiting the manuscript scroll of Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road until December 27, 2012. For more details on the exhibition visit [ Read more… ]

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British Library acquires the archive of Caribbean British poet and writer, James Berry

The British Library has acquired the archive of the Caribbean British poet and writer, James Berry OBE. James Berry, one of the first black writers in [ Read more… ]

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Sale of Manuscripts of Émilie Du Châtelet and Voltaire

An appeal for donations has been launched to help the French State acquire the manuscripts of Émilie Du Châtelet and Voltaire that will be sold at [ Read more… ]

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Papers of a Puerto Rican Poet Will Find a Home at Columbia

In 1996, Jack Agüeros, a Puerto Rican author and advocate who wrote sonnets about poor immigrants and Latino street life, would have seemed an unlikely candidate [ Read more… ]

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UNESCO Conference

The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation UNESCO proposes to organize an international conference from 26 to 28 September 2012 in [ Read more… ]

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Reading Workshop Review

Opening Workshop: Questions of Location, Ownership and Interpretation (University of Reading, June 7th and 8th, 2012) In referring to literary archives today, we use the word [ Read more… ]

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Widening Access to Joyce Archives

The National Library of Ireland has put its collection of James Joyce manuscripts online, free of charge. Read the full story in The Irish Times and The [ Read more… ]

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Unseen Le Petit Prince pages land for auction

Experts have discovered two unpublished pages from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince which cast new light on the children’s classic and will be auctioned in [ Read more… ]

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Who owns Beckett? (Press Release)

The University of Reading has been awarded a prestigious grant to lead an international network that investigates the changing nature of literary manuscript culture in a [ Read more… ]

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