New Redpath Book Display: Art, Anarchy, Activism

Submitted on behalf of Jane McAslan

In honour of Montreal’s Festival of Anarchy taking place this (and every) May, this display brings together books highlighting the intersection of art, anarchy, and activism. Anarchism has been associated with artists (visual artists, writers, and musicians) from its very beginnings, and art – especially activist art – continues to be perhaps its best expression. In this display, you’ll find books on and by anarchist artists (as well as a few musicians and poets), books about art as activism and activism as art, and a few books just about anarchism for the curious. The display will be up until the end of June, so have a look and borrow a book! To browse the virtual list of books, click here.


New Redpath Book Display: Technology & Society

Come and check out the new Redpath Book Display in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library: Technology & Society. If you’re interested in the political, social, or psychological impacts of digital technologies, social media use, big data, or privacy and surveillance, you’re sure to find a title of interest. The display will be up until February so take a break and browse the shelf…better yet, borrow a book! Happy reading.


Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Freely Available Online

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The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin purchased Gabriel García Márquez’s archive two years ago and has now made about half of the collection available for free online. One Hundred Years of Solitude was one of the first books of adult fiction I read and it opened me up to the possibilities of literature and storytelling. Of course García Márquez is known for so much more and now fans and researchers can delve deep into the Nobel Prize winner’s drafts, notebooks, photographs, and other material in over 27,000 pages of digitized content. Read the New York Times article to learn more about the archive. From the article: “Many archives are digitizing their holdings. But to make so much material from a writer whose work is still under copyright freely available online is unusual.” Unusual indeed and very exciting.