I visited the Harry Ransom Center for two weeks to access the collection of St. John Ervine (1883–1971), an enigmatic, occasionally-forgotten figure who nonetheless casts a spell over a select band of Irish scholars and historians. His personal story fuses both the culture and politics of his Ireland. [Read more…] about Fellows find: Letters of St. John Ervine, playwright for a tumultuous Ireland
Discovery of books from the library of Oscar Wilde
This post was written in collaboration with author and independent scholar Thomas Wright.
Oscar Wilde was many things: dramatist, dandy, essayist, lecturer, novelist, poet—and he was very much a bibliophile.
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