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French painter Fouquet was a "curious" artist.
In spite of generations of poets and translators' efforts to categorize Federico García Lorca, his talent remains untamed.
Modest Medieval scholar's commentaries on Aristotle come to light after five hundred years
The novelist who captured Polish life even as it was changing
Manhattan harbors hotel gem from the 1820s.
In Baltimore, the museum of industry charms.
Adolf Cluss lived through revolutionary times, first in his native Heilbronn in southwest Germany, where as a young man he got swept up in the popular uprisings of 1848, and then in Washington, D.C.,
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
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A Workingman's Poet
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The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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