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An influx of undesirables at the end of the nineteenth century hit Boston's elite rather hard.
By Vincent J. Cannato
In defense of the humanities.
By R. Howard Bloch
The budding naturalist avoids life as a minister and finds himself aboard the Beagle.
By Janet Browne
How Asia changed the course of American art.
By James Panero
The Bloomsbury group broke ties with Victorian ideals and reimagined British art.
By Steve Moyer
A young historian pours forth The French Revolution, blood and all, inspiring a generation of Victorian writers.
By Meredith Hindley
A literary scholar looks for Elizabeth Bishop in the fishing waters of Florida.
By Carol Frost
A vicious fraternal war rewards Alfonso VI with the artistic and poetic treasures of al-Andalus.
By Jerrilynn D. Dodds, María Rosa Menocal, and Abigail Krasner
Despite global popularity, the enduring works of Thornton Wilder hold up to critical scrutiny.
By Jonathan Leaf
Though He Didn’t Look That Way at the Time.
By Wilfred W. McClay
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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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