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December 2006


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Header Image: Norman and John Buffalo Mailer reading at the Flair Symposium.
News image: Detail of Taxi Driver costume sleeve.
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Cover of Norman Mailer's book Advertisements for Myself 
December Programs image: (Detail) Typescript of Watt by Samuel Beckett.
Insider's Perspective image: Inscribed title page from first edition of Das Kapital by Karl Marx.



Costume from Taxi Driver costume added to Ransom Center’s collections

Paul Schrader, screenwriter for Taxi Driver, donates Robert De Niro’s costume from the movie to the Ransom Center, where it joins De Niro’s archive. Read more and view images of the costume.


Mellon Foundation grant helps preserve French materials

With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Harry Ransom Center has completed work to preserve and catalog a large portion of its modern French literary manuscript and visual arts holdings. The award made possible the arranging, housing, and description of five sizable modern French collections. Learn more about the project.


Norman Mailer's Visit both exhibitions before they close December 31.

Norman Mailer Takes On America

When Norman Mailer recently visited the Ransom Center for the Flair Symposium, Curator of Academic Affairs Robert Fulton interviewed Mailer, his son, and his sister together. Listen to audio clips of Mailer and his family discussing topics from feminism to child-rearing. You can also view photos from the symposium.


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

Listen to audio clips of Daniel and Teresa Topolski as they discuss their father’s life and work.


Page from Samuel Beckett typescript of

READING Poetry on the Plaza: Rhymes, Rhythm, and Ritual


PERFORMANCE Enjoy an original jazz version of Dylan Thomas’s “Child’s Christmas in Wales” performed by Alex Coke, Suzy Stern, Chris Maresh, and Rich Harney.


Title page of Curator’s Pick: Rare copy of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital

Ransom Center Associate Director Rich Oram describes a rare copy of Das Kapital in the Center’s collections. Read more and see images of the inscribed copy.

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