Veterans write about what they know: the modern soldier.
Muhammad Ali, the great heavyweight champion, met with Marianne Moore, the celebrated poet. A sonnet resulted.
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What the First Folio's history tells us about our greatest playwright
George Balanchine adored the United States, especially all those dancers from Texas or wherever
James Laughlin, champion of literature
A writer goes in search of W.A.R. Goodwin.
What Teaching Political Philosophy and Efficiency Have to Do with Each Other.
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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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