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Novelist Ralph Ellison was a panelist at a Harvard conference on the novel in 1953, just months after “Invisible Man” gave him lifetime literary visibility. Newly discovered audio from the event provides a rare early glimpse of an extemporaneously incisive Ellison, who went on to make a living as a teacher and literary journalist.

Lost voices of 1953

The thoughts and theories of writer Ralph Ellison come to life with rediscovery of Harvard conference recordings

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This cute valentine is one of many quirky and earnest vintage keepsakes unearthed from the Harvard University Archives and the Schlesinger Library. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

All for love

For Valentine’s Day, professors read an enduring poem of caring

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Translators Forrest Gander (counterclockwise from center) talks with Laura Healy and Anna Deeny before "Transversal."  The two women were paired with Latin American poets Washington Cucurto, Tamara Kamenszain, and Malú Urriola. Poet and translator Brandel France de Bravo (left of Gander) will lead a workshop during the symposium, which runs through Thursday.

Poets, meet translators

Unusual series brings Latin American authors together with those who relay their work to other cultures

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