The John Andrén foundation

 
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When John Andrén, born and bred in Ystad, died in 1965 he bequeathed his book collection to the City Library of his native town. The will was made public in October 1980. In the new library, inaugurated on June 6 1983, a special room was established for the bequest, presented by Mrs Astrid Andrén, who died in 1991.

According to the will the collection of books shall be administrated by a board, the principal aim of which is to build up a special collection, based on John Andréns library. This special collection is to contain "everything that is written and printed by and about 1) the English writer Oscar Wilde; 2) the English artist Aubrey Beardsley; 3) the English archaeologist etc. T E Lawrence; 4) the Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky."

Special emphasis is laid on Oscar Wilde. John Andrén's intentions were "to build up a complete Oscar Wilde collection which in the course of time will be unique in Sweden, perhaps even in Europe". The board has elected somewhat to increase, in the donor's spirit, the field of interest of the collection, so as to include the presentation of problems pertinent to the interrelation between different types of art. Oscar Wilde's own cultural outlook shows that he was passionately engaged in the interplay between the theatre, the fine arts and literature.

The number of books in the special collection is now 2.140 volumes (as per April 2019).

The collection is to be regarded as a storage and reference library. This means that, in the words of the will, the books "may be used only about the place: under no circumstances are they allowed to be taken out of the City Library of Ystad; they may not be borrowed or sent away to a library abroad or to another Swedish library, institution, private person etc, not even for a short time. The aim of this arrangement is to try to induce scholars and other interested persons to visit the town of Ystad for a shorter or longer period for studies on the spot. Thus, at least to a certain degree, some revenue, as well as a certain measure of fame, should accrue to the city of Ystad."

Andrénsamlingens böcker

New books

84707
Av: Russell, P. Craig
Utgivningsår: 1993
Språk: Svenska
Hylla: uHci
Medietyp: Bok
Upplaga: 1. uppl.
Förlag: RSR Epix
324890
Av: Wilde, Oscar
Utgivningsår: 2015
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: Gz Wilde, Oscar
Medietyp: Bok
Upplaga: [Ny utg.]
Förlag: Michael Walmer
325053
Utgivningsår: 2015
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: Ikz Djagilev, Sergej
Medietyp: Bok
Upplaga: Pbk ed.
Förlag: V & A
325052
Av: Woods, Gregory
Utgivningsår: 2016
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: Ohjh
Medietyp: Bok
Förlag: Yale University Press
39791
Av: Nijinskij, Vaslav
Utgivningsår: 1978
Språk: Svenska
Hylla: Ikz Nijinskij, Vaslav
Medietyp: Bok
Förlag: Poesiförl
149177
Av: Wilde, Oscar
Utgivningsår: 2003
Språk: Svenska
Hylla: Hce
Medietyp: Bok
Förlag: Veritas
325051
Av: Wilde, Oscar
Utgivningsår: 2016
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: He
Medietyp: Bok
Förlag: Alma Classics
325050
Av: Ryan, Rob
Utgivningsår: 2008
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: He
Medietyp: Bok
Förlag: Headline Review
325049
Av: Ross, Robert
Utgivningsår: 2011
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: Ibz Beardsley, Aubrey
Medietyp: Bok
Upplaga: [Ny utg.]
Förlag: Pallas Athene
325048
Utgivningsår: 2017
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: Kma
Medietyp: Bok
Förlag: Indiana University Press
325047
Av: Lowe, Bridget
Utgivningsår: 2013
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: He.03
Medietyp: Bok
Förlag: Carnegie Mellon University Press
325046
Av: Janes, Dominic
Utgivningsår: 2016
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: Ohjh
Medietyp: Bok
Förlag: University of Chicago Press
325045
Av: Hoare, Philip
Utgivningsår: 2017
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: Ke
Medietyp: Bok
Upplaga: Arcade Publishing pbk ed.
Förlag: Arcade
325044
Av: Brandreth, Gyles
Utgivningsår: 2008
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: He
Medietyp: Bok
Förlag: Murray
325043
Av: Brandreth, Gyles
Utgivningsår: 2012
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: He
Medietyp: Bok
325042
Av: Brandreth, Gyles
Utgivningsår: 2009
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: He
Medietyp: Bok
Förlag: Murray
325041
Av: Brandreth, Gyles
Utgivningsår: 2007
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: He
Medietyp: Bok
Förlag: Murray
325040
Av: Wilde, Oscar
Utgivningsår: 1967
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: He.02
Medietyp: Bok
Upplaga: [Ny utg.]Dover ed.
Förlag: Dover
325039
Av: Wilde, Oscar
Utgivningsår: 2008
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: He
Medietyp: Bok
Upplaga: [Ny utg.]
Förlag: Penguin Classics
325038
Av: Tabachnick, Stephen Ely
Utgivningsår: 2004
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: Lz Lawrence, Thomas Edward
Medietyp: Bok
Förlag: Greenwood Press
325037
Av: Royce, Anya Peterson
Utgivningsår: 2004
Språk: Engelska
Hylla: Iky
Medietyp: Bok
Förlag: AltaMira Press

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