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Damning Evidence

German Literature in the Nazi Era

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The atrocities committed by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi government during World War II are well documented. Through innumerable media venues we have become acculturated to accounts of German invasions, the response of the Axis powers, and the horrors of the Holocaust. In the United States today, rarely are these events examined from the perspective of the Nazi party or even of the German peoples. We come to acknowledge of the war only from the... [Continue reading]

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The Classic Text

Traditions and Interpretations

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In what ways have such classic works as the Bible and the plays of William Shakespeare been presented to a loyal readership over the centuries? How have the works of the ancient Greeks and Romans been transmitted through the millennia, and why do they continue to hold such potency and relevance? How has the vivid imagery of Dante's Divine Comedy been depicted and interpreted from the middle ages to the present? Would Milton's Paradise Lost have... [Continue reading]

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Author, Publisher, Bookseller, Reader

Transformations in the 18th-Century British Book Trade

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This exhibition, drawn entirely from Special Collections at the Golda Meir Library, was originally presented in association with the annual meeting in Milwaukee of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 24-25, 1999. It has now been transformed into a digital exhibit. While the exhibit may be of some interest to the specialist, it is intended as an introduction and general overview. The exhibit addresses some of the issues and... [Continue reading]

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A Vision of Yeats

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"A Vision of Yeats," was created by the Special Collections Department in association with the international conference, Re-Visioning Yeats, held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Golda Meir Library October 3-4, 1996. The exhibit highlights two defining characteristics of W. B. Yeats’s long career: his interest in mysticism and his close relationships to other writers, poets, artists, and playwrights. The exhibition contains... [Continue reading]

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