The works of Tahar Ben Jelloun, in English and French are displayed along with critical works on the author. Ben Jelloun is a novelist, essayist, poet, and critic. He was bornin Morocco in 1944 and has lived in France since 1971. For more information on this author read a brief biography at Contemporary Authors; visit his official Web site; browse books by Ben Jelloun held by the library.
An exhibit of authors from countries around the world who were writing during the Great Depression.
This exhibit displays books that have, over the past ten years, won the Booker Prize, Tournament of Books, National Book Award among other literary awards.
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Laughing Matters: Soviet Propaganda in Khrushchev's Thaw, 1956-1964 was organized by curators Liliana Milkova and Masha Kowell and the Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania. The posters are from the collection of Aimée Brown Price and Monroe E. Price.
The 18 political posters in the exhibition offer a sample of propaganda from the "thaw," a period of post-Stalinist liberation during Nikita Khrushchev's ascendancy (1956-1964). The exhibition illuminates the changes in political rhetoric and iconography at a time when the Soviet Union encouraged an unprecedented “warming up” in all social and cultural spheres and struggled to define a new image of Soviet collective purpose.
Curators Liliana Milkova and Masha Kowell will present a talk on Thursday, October 28, at 4:15 p.m. in ARH 302 and an exhibition “walk-through” on Friday, October 29, at 4:15 p.m. in Burling Gallery.
The exhibition is presented by the Faulconer Gallery with support from the Russian Department and the Rosenfield Program.
Barry Lopez is best known as the author of Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award. Among his other nonfiction books are About This Life and Of Wolves and Men, which was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the author of several award-winning works of fiction, including Field Notes, Winter Count, and a novella-length fable, Crow and Weasel. His recent work includes Light Action in the Caribbean, a collection of stories, and Resistance, a book of interrelated stories.
Barry Lopez will be reading in the Faulconer Gallery immediately following Open Mic Night on September 29 at 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by Writers @ Grinnell.
Browse More Books by Barry Lopez
Read more about Barry Lopez at Literature Resource Center, Dictionary of Literary Biography
Students in the Grinnell College Libraries' Listening Room have put together an exhibit of books and recordings and have created posters on multiple topics related to the writing, producing, and performing of Porgy and Bess. Books, LPS, and posters are on Burling's First Floor and more posters and a power point presentation can be found in the Listening Room. The exhibit will be up for the rest of the semester. Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of this landmark production by visiting the exhibit on Burling's 1st floor and in the Listening Room.
From the Literary Encyclopedia:
The abuses of power, the world of the military, the poverty of ideology, the pursuit of freedom, and the search for utopian aspirations, are, among others, some of the main themes running through his novels. Much of Mario Vargas Llosa's fiction could be described, at some level, as metafictional: while offering a “realist” plot with a verisimilar depiction of historical and human experience, his prose constantly questions the nature of reality, highlighting its illusive nature and foregrounding the brittle boundary between the “real” and the fictional. At the same time, however, behind the postmodern nature of some of his experimental prose, Llosa's work as a whole articulates an ethical and political vision at the centre of which lies resistance to, transgression of and rebellion against passive compliance to arbitrary social conventions.
Rodriguez-Saona, Roberto. "Mario Vargas Llosa". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 January 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5436, accessed 14 October 2010.]
This exhibit explores the Iowa Corn Belt through select objects from the Grinnell College Libraries' Department of Special Collections. The exhibit is curated by Kathryn Vanney '11 and Tom Elliott '11. The exhibit is located on the first floor and lower level of Burling Library.
Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month at the Grinnell College Libraries. Stop by to view books, pick up a brochure of recordings from the Listening Room, and attend Wednesday Nights @ Burling's November 3 event for stories and to try your hand at stitching a miniature button blanket with first year student Lydia Mills. Mills is from the Tlingit people of coastal Alaska.
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