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Articles with keyword "books"

Dante Alighieri


Of Circles, Terraces, and Spheres

A little rusty on the Dante you read as an undergraduate? Like to brush up a bit on some points in the Inferno, like that “mal” something?

Deborah Harkness


Impertinent Questions with Deborah Harkness

On animated pies and other curiosities of sixteenth-century life.

Open book


The Well-Wrought Textbook

The making of the midcentury English department classic, Understanding Poetry.

The Conversation Piece


Henry James and the American Idea

The Atlantic Monthly helped establish the expatriate author as a literary great.

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The New Here

A visit with author and curator Sabiha Al Khemir.

Philip Nel


Impertinent Question with Philip Nel

On the man behind the Grinch.

Ann Thompson

In Focus

Oklahoma’s Ann Thompson

Ann Thompson finds inspiration in Lincoln.

Image of Thorton Wilder, January, 28, 1962


The Utterly Civilized Wilder

Despite global popularity, the enduring works of Thornton Wilder hold up to critical scrutiny.

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Historian for Hire

Phil Cantelon of History Associates talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the profession outside the walls of academia.


The Voracious Pen of Thomas Carlyle

A young historian pours forth The French Revolution, blood and all, inspiring a generation of Victorian writers.