John Jay’s Circuit Court Diary

"Your Letter by the Miss Allens is the last that I have recd— I ought to have seen those Ladies, but the Court has unceasingly engrossed my Time– we did not adjourn until 9 last Night– I feel fatigued in body and mind; but Reflections of this kind are not to be endulged– . . […]

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Lina and Serge: The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev

Jennifer B. Lee, Curator for Performing Arts Simon Morrison will be giving a talk on his just-published biography of Lina Prokofiev, wife of composer Serge Prokofiev, on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 6:00 pm in Columbia University's Butler Library, Room 523. The event is free and open to the public. Following World War II, Lina […]

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The Bakhmeteff Archive: “In the Tight Triangle of the Night”

Tanya Chebotarev, Curator, The Bakhmeteff Archive On Thursday, March 21, The Bakhmeteff Archive hosted a presentation of a new monograph, in Italian, entitled "In the Tight Triangle of the Night" by Maria Grazia Bartolini.  In about 30 minutes, Maria Grazia managed to introduce the entire book on a well-known Ukrainian-American poet Yuriy Tarnawsky, skillfully and […]

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Thursday, March 28th– Book History Colloquium: “Amiable with Big Teeth: Discovering Claude McKay’s Long Lost Novel”

Speakers: Jean-Christophe Cloutier and Brent Edwards Location: 523 Butler Library, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.   In 2009, the complete typescript of Amiable with Big Teeth, a previously unknown novel by Claude McKay written in 1941, was discovered in Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  In anticipation of the novel’s publication, this talk covers the […]

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Harvey Pekar on Felipe Alfau

  We have started collecting rare comic books and comics-related archival materials concertedly in the Columbia Rare Book and Manuscript Library, propelled by the enthusiasm and efforts of our colleague Karen Green who has built up an impressive array of comics and graphic novels for the circulating collection. There are many points of contact between […]

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