News & Notes

2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge has won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Check out these links for more information: Pulitzer Page LitLovers New York Times Book Review You can check out a copy of the book at King (call number PS3569.T736 05 2008). The Lane Public Library also has several copies. We also have copies of the two finalists at King as well. The first finalist is The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich (call number PS3555.R42 P55 2008). The second finalist is All Souls by Christine Schutt (call number PS3569.C55555 A45 2008).

Van Gogh's Ear May Have Been Sliced Off by Gaugin, Historians Claim

According to two German historians who have been studying the Van Gogh, and in particular the oft-told tale that he cut off his own ear, are now claiming that in fact fellow artist Paul Gauguin may have been the one wielding the sword. Read the story here.

The Art & Architecture Library has a lot of books and other materials regarding these two artists...here's just a few:

Van Gogh and Gauguin: Electric Arguments and Utopian Dreams by Bradley Collins

Van Gogh and Gauguin : the Search for Sacred Art by Debora Silverman

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