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The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature is Special Collections featured book for June 2014

To celebrate LGBT Pride Month, Special Collections’ featured book for June is The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature: Readings from Western Antiquity to the Present Day edited by Byrne R.S. Fone. From the Epic of Gilgamesh to the poems of Allen … Continue reading

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A Jataka folktale of a rabbit and a lion is the March Book of the Month

Foolish Rabbit’s Big Mistake by Rafe Martin and illustrated by Ed Young.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons: New York.  1985. Rafe Martin is a professional storyteller.  He is also the author of over 20 books that have been translated into many  languages including … Continue reading

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Writing Poetry to Save Your Life by Maria Mazziotti Gillan is Special Collections Featured Book for February 2014

Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories by Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the Special Collections Featured Book for this month. This book combines Gillan’s personal story about her journey as a writer … Continue reading

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New Year Blues by Ginsberg is Special Collections Featured Work for January 2014

New Year Blues is contains two works by the poet Allen Ginsberg: “Christmas Blues” and “Macdougal Street Blues.” Ginsberg notes that “these are first experiment blues lyrics, one written waiting turn in St. Marks Church Xmas open poetry reading, & … Continue reading

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Snow-bound: a Winter Idyl is Special Collections Featured Book for December 2013

Snow-bound: a winter idyl by American poet John Greenleaf Whittier is the Special Collections featured book for December 2013. Snow-bound is a long narrative poem Which takes place in what is today known as the John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead, which still … Continue reading

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The Indian Prophet is Special Collections’ Featured Book for November 2013

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Special Collections featured book for November is The Indian Prophet: Bilingual Poems From the Ahtna Athabaskan by John E. Smelcer. Dr. Smelcer received his Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from Binghamton University, where he received the … Continue reading

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The theme of Special Collections’ Featured Book for October is the Salem Witch Hunt Trials!

Arthur Miller, Collected Plays 1944-1961  is the featured Book of the Month for October.  This book contains a collection of some of Miller’s most famous works, including the “The Crucible.” Arthur Miller, Collected Plays 1944-1961.  Edited by Tony Kushner. Library … Continue reading

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Special Collections’ Featured Book for August

For the Dog Days of August A Dog’s Tale by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens).  New York, London : Harper & Brothers. 1904. Call number:  PS 1322 .D6 1904.  Special Collections, Rare Book Collection. In honor of the dog days of summer, A Dog’s Tale … Continue reading

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The True Means of Establishing Public Happiness is July’s Featured Book

The true means of establishing public happiness. : A sermon, delivered on the 7th of July, 1795, before the Connecticut Society of Cincinnati is our featured book for July 2013.  This short work (approx. 40 pages) was printed in New Haven, Connecticut in … Continue reading

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Mission to Moscow is Special Collections’ Featured Book for June 2013

Mission to Moscow by Joseph E. Davies, United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1936 to 1938, is the Binghamton University Libraries’ Special Collections Book-of-the-Month for June 2013. The book is made up entirely of confidential dispatches to the State … Continue reading

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