August 2023 News

August 22, 2023
In Exiled Shadow, Norman Manea creates a vibrant mosaic of voices, sources, and stories, to tell the story of the protagonist, known only as the Nomadic Misanthrope, as he leaves communist Romania and is reunited with his friend Gunther, an unrepentant Marxist exiled in Berlin.  In a Q&A with Yale University Press, Carla Baricz talks about how she came to work with Norman Manea, her passion for literature, and the power it has, and what she hopes readers will take away from Manea’s work.  
August 7, 2023
To make the Bingham Library more useful to Comparative Literature graduate students and faculty, and determine exactly what books are held there, an inventory of the library’s holdings is underway.  The space has been cleaned, and surplus furniture removed. Plans are in place for acquiring a printer, folding chairs, and other supplies and equipment to maximize the use of the library as a study and meeting place. During the cleaning, Katie Trumpener discovered treasures in the form of old...