Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

“It lies in the nature of man to leave records of his life and his thoughts.”

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on November 15, 2012

Pages from “English for All, Fortnightly for Germans”, a publication issued to German prisoners of war in England, intended to teach language skills, 1946 – 1948.

Ogden Nash on Gertrude Stein

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on January 24, 2011

Ogden Nash’s “They Don’t Speak English in Paris”, ca. 1935, with his reactions to the increasing
fame and acceptance of Gertrude Stein’s writing (including a crude reference to the all African-American cast
of “Four Saints in Three Acts”)

Eee!-vacuation

Posted in Beinecke Library, Cary Playing Card Collection by beineckepoetry on May 24, 2008

From the “Vacuation” card game, England, ca. 1940

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Jeremy Reed, extraordinaire

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 23, 2007

A few poems from the latest group of archives from the prolific poet, biographer, critic and chronicler Jeremy Reed, whose writings cover an expanse of 20th and 21st century culture and whose mission, in his own words, is “to rehabilitate the dispossessed” [An in-depth interview can be found here]