January 25th is often called “Burns Night” in honor of the birthday of Romantic-era poet and lyricist Robert Burns (1759-1796), and it is an official holiday in his native Scotland. [Read more…] about Annual celebration of Robert Burns marks poet’s birth on January 25
American writer, poet, editor and critic Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on Jan. 19, 1809. The Ransom Center’s Edgar Allan Poe collection contains several manuscript works and about 70 letters written by Poe, and works about him.
Due to a rise in cases of Covid-19 in the Austin area, the Harry Ransom Center’s Reading and Viewing Room and museum galleries will be closed as the Center continues to follow university guidelines.
by CLARE HUTTON
Introduction by Gregory Curtis
Giving Ulysses to the World
February 2, 2022, will mark one hundred years since the publication of a book that changed literature forever. Irish novelist James Joyce’s pioneering modernist novel, Ulysses, was a labor to write and more so, perhaps, to publish.