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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 10/14/2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. (ET) “The Persian Book Lecture Series” 2016 Focus: Literature and Performing Arts Featuring Film: Isfahan to Irvine – Documentary Film Screening by Hossein Omoumi, Followed by Q&A This program is jointly organized by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library […]

“Lions and Tigers and Bears”: Natural History Illustration and Ephemera in the Library of Congress Yudin Collection

(The following is a post by Bethany Wages, 2016 Junior Fellow, with Barbara Dash, Rare Book Cataloger.) The Library of Congress acquired the Yudin Collection from the Siberian bibliophile Gennadii Yudin (1840-1912) in 1906. It represents the largest personal Russian library in the United States and is the foundation of the Library’s Russian-language collections. This […]

Just Launched! – Library of Congress International Collections Facebook Page

We, the four area studies divisions of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic, are very excited to announce that the Library of Congress International Collections Facebook page is now live! Whether you are a student, educator, researcher, scholar, librarian, or a member of the general public interested in international […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 10/7/2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 11 a.m. (ET) HISPANIC READING ROOM RESEARCH ORIENTATION Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader […]

National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Library of Congress

(The Following is a post by Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian, Hispanic Division.) Almost half of Hispanic Heritage Month is over, but there are still many exciting programs remaining at the Library of Congress from now until the month-long celebration ends on October 15th. Just like many other institutions in DC and around the country, we […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 9/30/2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (ET) LECTURE: A SPANISH READING OF HEMINGWAY Douglass LaPradde (University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley) will discuss the rare perspective of Hemingway’s world from a Spanish vantage, including connections to Cuba, but also within the context of a WWI author. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division, the […]

Celebrating Poetic Freedom: Rubén Dario

(The following is a post by Juan Manuel Pérez, Reference Specialist, Hispanic Division.) Through 2016 Nicaragua and the Spanish-speaking world have been celebrating the 100th anniversary of the death of one of Latin America’s greatest poets, Félix Rubén García Sarmiento, universally known as Rubén Darío (1867-1916). His poetry ushered in a literary movement known as […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 9/23/2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, noon Book Talk: “Angel of Oblivion” by Maja Haderlap The European Division, in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Embassy of Slovenia, presents Maja Haderlap, prize-winning Austrian-Slovene novelist, poet, playwright, and translator, discussing her novel “Angel of Oblivion.” This novel is inspired by the experiences of Maja Haderlap’s family […]

Art & War: Responses to World War I in France

(This is the first in a series featuring literary and other artistic “Responses to World War I” in the Library of Congress collections. This post is by Marianna Stell, who interns for both the European Division and the Rare Book & Special Collections Division.) Upon hearing the term “avant-garde,” most of us probably think of […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 9/16/2016

Monday, September 19, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. Lecture: “The Thirteenth Hour: the poetry of Rivka Basman Ben-Haim, translated from the Yiddish by Zelda Kahan Newman,” a reading and discussion with the translator Rivka Basman Ben-Haim, Israeli award winning Yiddish poet, is one of the last representatives of the golden age of Yiddish poetry. As […]