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September 2006
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Norman Mailer Takes On America

SEPTEMBER 5, 2006 - DECEMBER 31, 2006
Showcasing the Harry Ransom Center’s recently acquired Norman Mailer archive, the exhibition spans the full range of Mailer’s career examined in the context of the cultural and historical events that sparked his imagination. Learn more.

Graham Greene by Feliks Topolski

Feliks Topolski: Portraits of Britain's
Twentieth-Century Literary Greats

SEPTEMBER 5, 2006 - DECEMBER 31, 2006
The exhibition marks the first time Polish-born British artist Feliks Topolski’s complete set of 20 paintings from this commissioned work, including portraits of W. H. Auden, T. S. Eliot, Graham Greene, and Edith Sitwell, has been exhibited together. Learn more.

Sebastian Barry at the Ransom Center

Ransom Center hosts The Sense of Our Time: Norman Mailer and America in Conflict

The Harry Ransom Center will present the Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium from November 9 to 11, 2006. Participants include Norman Mailer, Gay Talese, Morris Dickstein, and Sam Tanenhaus. Register now.

Sebastian Barry visits Ransom Center

Irish writer Sebastian Barry, whose archive is housed at the Ransom Center, visited recently. Read about his visit, see photos, and listen to audio clips of Barry talking about his archive.

Ransom Center Exterior View


FAMILY Austin Museum Day


READING Author Shelby Hearon, whose archive resides at the Ransom Center, reads from her forthcoming novel, Year of the Dog. A book signing of her previous novels follows. Read more about Hearon’s archive.


TOUR Curators’ tour of Norman Mailer Takes On America
Copy of 'Ulysses' that belonged to T. E. Lawrence  

Sweet Smell of Provenance

Some books in the Ransom Center's collections tell a story just by their smells. The Ransom Center’s Associate Director and Hobby Foundation Librarian Rich Oram and a literary scholar explain how a copy of Ulysses, which belonged to T. E. Lawrence, has a sweet, smoky scent that reveals much about the book's history and its handlers. Learn more.

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