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Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
The budding naturalist avoids life as a minister and finds himself aboard the Beagle.
By Janet Browne
How the Civil War changed Walt Whitman's poetry.
By Randall Fuller
How the French Revolution reappropriated the favored playwright of Louis XIV.
By Steve Moyer
Telling 436 stories in one documentary.
By Amy Lifson
Some of the people he has influenced don't even realize it.
By Leo Damrosch
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