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Articles with keyword "books"

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

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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.

Photo portrait of Barbara Tuchman

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The Dramatist

Barbara Tuchman saw history as a grand tragedy

cover of Unique Slant of Light

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Southern Imagination

A new book examines centuries of art in Louisiana.

Asa Carter

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Self-made Man

How a strident segregationist transformed into the beloved author of Little Tree.

Wendell Berry

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Wendell Berry, Landsman

NEH Chairman Jim Leach sits down with writer and farmer Wendell Berry, this year's Jefferson Lecturer.

"Disatisfied": a woodblock illustration by Lafcadio Hearn

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Lafcadio Hearn in New Orleans

The misfit journalist felt at home in the marginalized world he wrote about.

 

book cover

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Girl Guides

When the reading of "bad books" was a novel experience

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Song of the Critic

From The Willa Cather Archive, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.