Romance, poetry, and protest literature are rescued from obscurity.
By Rachel Galvin
How a manuscript that was nearly lost still speaks to us.
By Robert F. Yeager
Excavations beneath Florence's cathedral reveal a church for a saint that never was.
By Franklin Toker
Early Icelanders turned feuding into an art form.
By Anna Maria Gillis
An eleventh-century nun with attitude becomes the subject of a Maryland film.
By Erin Erickson
By Amy Lifson
The city built by a heretic is the subject of an upcoming exhibition.
By Tom Stabile
Technology takes us on a virtual tour of an immigrant home of the 1920s.
By Lisa Rogers
How Yeats and his circle gave playwriting a new voice.
By Stephen Watt
A sense of nationhood spawned new painting styles.
By James Christen Steward
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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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