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Detail from an early sketch by Ludwig von Beethoven for his "Appassionata" Piano Sonata

Detail from an early sketch by Ludwig von Beethoven for his "Appassionata" Piano Sonata. From the Leon Robbin Collection.

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The Marino Family International Writers' Academic Workshop 2018: Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Stephen Richard Kerbs Exhibit Area
August 21, 2018
September 30, 2018

A companion exhibition to the Workshop, which this year features Madeleine Thien's novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing.

Cover artwork for the American paperback edition of Do not say we have nothing

Do Not Say We Have Nothing Canadian First Edition

Do Not Say We Have Nothing British First Edition

Do Not Say We Have Nothing First Editions

Madeleine Thien, Do Not Say We Have Nothing.
First Canadian edition, signed by the author.
Lauinger Special Collections, Thomas J. Healey Fund for Booker Prize Collections.
Booker Prize PR9199.3.T447 D62 2016

 

Madeleine Thien, Do Not Say We Have Nothing.
First British edition, signed by the author.
Lauinger Special Collections, Thomas J. Healey Fund for Booker Prize Collections.
Booker Prize PR9199.3.T447 D62 2016b

Mao Talks at the Yan'an Conference

The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution Must Be Waged to the End

When the Shell Trumpet Sounds

Acupuncture

Mao's Talks at the Yan'an Conference

"The previous night, Zhuli had stayed awake rereading Chairman Mao’s talk on art and literature, but each time she felt a truth might be appearing, it muddied and broke away. The Chairman’s words were elegant, perfectly sharp, but when they touched her thoughts, they became crooked. Unable to sleep, she had written a long self-criticism, but it was not the kind that the Party demanded. Instead, the same reactionary words kept rising to the surface and dirtying the page."

Bonnie S. McDougall, Mao Zedong’s “Talks at the Yan-an Conference on Literature and Art”: A Translation of the 1943 Text with Commentary.
Lauinger Library Stacks NX583. A1 M3634.

Selections [in facsimile] from a postcard collection of 16 Chinese paintings, issued to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Chairman Mao’s “Speech at the Yan’an Forum on Literature and Art”, 1973.

  • The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution must be waged to the end, Hou Yimin, Deng Shu, Jin Shangyi, Yuan Hao, Yang Lin’gui, Zhan Jianjun, Luo Gongliu
  • When the Shell Trumpet is Blown, Shao Zenghu
  • Acupuncture Anaesthesia Creates Miracles, Tang Muli

University Art Collection, Gift of Samuel and Nancy Raskin, Accession #2015.23.7.

Mendelssohn manuscript

Mendelssohn manuscript

Mendelssohn

“[Sparrow] felt the thinness of the strings and the fragility of the violin’s body. What music would best suit an instrument of this pedigree and seniority, he wondered. He wiped the strings down and considered the possibilities. Finally, he lifted he instrument and played the opening aria from Handel’s Xerxes, and then Mendelssohn’s ‘Song Without Words.’ The violin was worldly-wise and expressive.”

Felix Mendelssohn, "Ich wollt' meine Lieb' ergösse sich" from 6 duets for 2 sopranos and piano accompaniment (opus 63) [in facsimile]. Copyist manuscript with title page signed by the composer. Original manuscript is in the Leon Robbin Collection of Music Manuscripts and Letters of Composers in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections.

Letter from Fr. Bunn regarding Chinese refugee students

Chinese Refugee Students at Georgetown

Carbon copy [in facsimile] of a letter from President Bunn in response to an appeal from Dr. Karl T. Compton on behalf of the organization Aid Refugee Chinese Intellectuals, Inc., March 4, 1953. Father Bunn notes that four Chinese refugee students will shortly be enrolling in the School of Foreign Service. From the Georgetown University Archives, Students 1929-1958, Box 1, Folder 5.

Anna Harwell Celenza's Bach's Goldberg Variations

Gould Bach Goldberg Variations

Landowska Bach Goldberg Variations

Bach

“The first aria of the Goldberg Variations was also its end. Could it be that everything in this life had been written from the beginning? She could not accept this.”

Anna Harwell Celenza, Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
Lauinger Library Stacks PZ7.C314 Bac 2005.

Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Glenn Gould, piano.
Lauinger Library Stacks Music CD (CD 3457).

 Bach’s Goldberg Variations (et.al.). Wanda Landowska, harpsichord.
Lauinger Library Stacks Music CD (CD 3768).

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Acknowledgments: 

Curated by Stephanie Hughes, Project and Communications Coordinator, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, with contributions from Lynn Conway, University Archivist; Jayme Kurland, Robbin Collection Music Cataloger; and Christen E. Runge, Assistant Curator, University Art Collection.