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Samuel Beckett Manuscript for Sale

Sotheby’s is offering the manuscript of Samuel Beckett’s novel Murphy for sale with a guide price of £800,000 to £1.2 million.  The manuscript is contained in [ Read more… ]

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Pavia Workshop Review

Second Workshop: Questions of Location, Ownership and Interpretation (Centro Manoscritti, February 28th & March 1st, 2013) One of the aims of the first workshop held in [ Read more… ]

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What Makes an Archive?

Canadian writer and editor Kerry Clare has posted a review of Basements and Attics, Closets and Cyberspace:  Explorations in Canadian Women’s Archives on her literary blog [ Read more… ]

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Women in Translation

WORDS without BORDERS, a website dedicated to promoting the translation of foreign language writing into English, recently posted a dispatch by author and translator Alison Anderson [ Read more… ]

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Reading Italy Interview

An interview with Dr David Sutton, Prinicipal Investigator of the Diasporic Literary Archives Network, has been included in the latest edition of Reading Italy, a University [ Read more… ]

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Revelatory Sassoon papers to be auctioned

A significant collection of literary manuscripts by Siegfried Sassoon are to be sold through Bonhams.  Of particular note is the manuscript of Sassoon’s poem ‘Atrocities’ which reveals how [ Read more… ]

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Questions of Language and Location

The papers of Portuguese author José Saramago have found a permanent home in Lisbon without the sort of purchasing battle that might accompany the acquisition of [ Read more… ]

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Sam Selvon Collection

Sam Selvon collection placed in Memory of the World register The Memory of the World Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (MOWLAC) has inscribed the [ Read more… ]

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Émilie Du Châtelet manuscripts auction in Paris

The following is an update to our October 1 post regarding the sale of Émilie Du Châtelet’s manuscripts in Paris on October 29: The long-awaited auction [ Read more… ]

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Cecil Day-Lewis papers donated to Bodleian Library

Tamasin and Daniel Day-Lewis have donated the poet laureate’s archive, which includes manuscripts and a letter from WH Auden, to the Bodleian Library in Oxford. In a statement Tamasin [ Read more… ]

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