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Antisemitic critics poisoned the works of Gustav Mahler for fin-de-siècle Viennese audiences.
The darling of the silent-film industry led the way on many cinematic innovations of the era.
Through humor, Winslow Homer learned to tap into the subtleties of the Gilded Age.
In talking about their national game, Chinese reveal world views, personal philosophies, and notions of other lands and peoples.
Iroquois traveled far and wide.
Corner Houses Were an Anchoring Presence in Cosmopolitan Soho.
Rabbi and Architect Scale New Heights with Innovative Synagogue.
Meaningful work for Depression-era artists
Louis Armstrong's "clarinetisms."
Indian theater memoirs: pranks, plots, and passions
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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