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Curator’s Pick: Das Kapital

By Harry Ransom Center

The Ransom Center holds in its collections a first edition of Das Kapital, inscribed by author Karl Marx and published in 1867. The book, purchased by the University in 1969 at an auction, is inscribed to English socialist reformer John Malcolm Ludlow on the title page: “J. M. Ludlow, Esq. / On the part of the author.” In his memoirs, Ludlow later regretted that he hadn’t used the gift as an opportunity to meet the author. Read more

Photos of Norman Mailer from the Flair Symposium

By Harry Ransom Center

Norman Mailer visited the Ransom Center for the 2006 Flair Symposium, The Sense of Our Time: Norman Mailer and America in Conflict, which culminated with a public panel, “A Conversation with Norman Mailer.” The panel, moderated by Steven Isenberg, featured Norman Mailer, Gay Talese, and Lawrence Schiller. Below are some photos from the panel and other events at the Flair Symposium. Read more