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Wifredo Lam and Graham Greene

Over my past three years working as Assistant Conservator at the Burns Library, one project has been a constant: jacketing the Graham Greene collection. On Monday, March 26th, 2018, I finally wrapped the final dust jacket in a sheet of … Continue reading

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Impersonation before and after Social Media: From Graham Greene’s “Other” to Jon Ronson’s “Infomorph”

In September 1954, writer Graham Greene received a curious letter from a man who had met him at the Cannes International Film Festival. There was one problem: Greene had never attended the Festival. Green responded, explaining that he must have … Continue reading

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Philip Caraman, SJ: the Travelling Jesuit

Philip George Caraman, S.J., Jesuit priest and author, was born in 1911 in London, England, to René André Caraman and Betina Pasqua. Both parents were Armenian Catholics and instilled strong religious beliefs in their nine children; their sons, Philip and … Continue reading

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From Jesuitica to Graham Greene: A Student Intern’s Experiences with Conservation

As a Boston College student who had participated in the creation of an exhibit in the John J. Burns Library and enjoyed a great many more, I was always baffled when fellow undergraduates were unaware of its presence on campus. … Continue reading

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Graham Greene & Sherlock Holmes

Graham Greene’s private library contains various Victorian detective works. Of particular interest to Greene is the definitive Victorian detective, rather, the definitive detective, Sherlock Holmes. Greene possessed at least one copy of each case Holmes undertook with friend and biographer … Continue reading

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Graham Greene and The Bodley Head

By the end of the 1950s, novelist Graham Greene, whose private collection is housed at the Burns Library, was already an established, respected author. His interests extended beyond writing, however, as he sought to enter the publishing world. He did … Continue reading

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Family Life, Friends, and Espionage: The Graham Greene Papers Re-Opened

The papers of British author Graham Greene are now open to the public after careful reprocessing. Researchers will find the collection streamlined, with a more in-depth and detailed finding aid available online. Prior to this work, the collection was described in segments with finding … Continue reading

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Reading Room Log: Classes at the Burns Library

During this Spring 2011 semester, I’ve already received calls and e-mail’s from many professors who are using the resources available at the Burns Library in their classes.  Professor Stacey Barone’s “Introduction to Professional Nursing” class will be doing an extra … Continue reading

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Reading Room Log: Belloc’s Cautionary Tales for Children

In keeping with the spirit of our hands-on Edward Gorey-Graham Greene Exhibit and to continue our spooky Halloween theme, I’d like to introduce you to this book: Cautionary Tales for Children:  Designed for the Admonition of Children between the Ages … Continue reading

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From the library of Graham Greene – a Gorey Halloween!

Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000), artist, ballet fan, and Tony Award-winning costume designer, is well known for creating the animated title sequence of  PBS’s Mystery, but Gorey is also the author and illustrator of over 100 beloved, humorous, and sometimes … Continue reading

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