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Articles with keyword "books"

Conversation

Uncharted Territory

Google guru Vinton Cerf talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the Internet's role in the humanities.

In Focus

Janet Daley

Janet Daley promotes reading programs in North Dakota.

Feature

A “Mad, Hulking Carnival” of American Life

Breaking some of the rules made Tom Wolfe a better observer.

Conversation

East and West at Arm’s Length

Middle East scholar Bernard Lewis reflects with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole on relations between Islamic and Christian societies.

Conversation

Not Just Another Ice-Cream-Suit-Wearing, Pen-Wielding Master of the Statusphere

NEH Chairman Bruce Cole speaks with Tom Wolfe about his role as the Balzac of our times.

Image of toy workers "building a community of knowledge."

Conversation

Building a Community of Knowledge

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the challenges and successes of an ever-evolving encyclopedia.

Feature

In Defense of Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper was a major literary innovator with fans such as Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad. Take that, Mark Twain.

Dust Jacket for "How to Do Things with Books"

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How to Do Things with Books

Victorian novelists took dim view of bibliophiles

cover of Collier's, Sherlock Holmes

Statement

Long Live Sherlock Holmes

The genius detective from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has inspired a mountain of imitations.

Composer John Cage, center, in 1991

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Cagey Cage

Marching to the beat of a silent drummer.