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Articles with keyword "books"

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

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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

Feature

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

Conversation

Wendell Berry, Landsman

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