Through Saturday, November 15th: ‘From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One’

    Date: 01/30/2014 - 11/15/2014

    Time: All Day

    Location: New York Society Library (53 E. 79th St., Manhattan)

    Price: Free

    Monday / Wednesday / Friday / Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday / Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    To mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, the New York Society Library presents an exhibition of select literary works and materials from its rare book and extensive open stack collections about the Great War.

    Opening on January 30, 2014, the exhibition – titled From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One – will commemorate the war’s unprecedented and extraordinary literary output — including memoirs, fiction, poetry, and propaganda — published during the four years of bloodshed that left millions of people dead and millions more wounded.

    The exhibition focuses on the Library’s little-known but impressive collection of books written between 1914 and 1918, most of which were acquired during the war and are still in circulation today.

    Drawing on this remarkable collection, the exhibition includes early editions of works from legendary poets and writers and lesser-known accounts by Allied and German soldiers, ambulance drivers, stretcher bearers, nurses, priests, reporters, and artists.

    Free and open to the public, the exhibition will be on display from January 30 through November 15, 2014 in the Library’s Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery on 53 East 79th Street.

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