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Articles with keyword "books"

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What IF?

The book gives way to the download, and solitary reading transforms into virtual conversations.

Leon Kass

Conversation

Searching for Truth: From Genesis to Genotype

Jefferson Lecturer Leon Kass describes his journey from medical school to the heart of the humanities.

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Darwin the Young Adventurer

The budding naturalist avoids life as a minister and finds himself aboard the Beagle.

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Ain’t That the Truth

Webster's Third: The Most Controversial Dictionary in the English Language.

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Go West, Young Trickster

From Coyote Country: Fictions of the Canadian West, wherein Duke research professor in Canadian studies Arnold E.

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Simple Things

Oregon Humanities magazine’s summer ’09 issue provokes much thought on the matter of things, possessions, or, as the editors call it, “stuff.” The issue is stuffed with stuff on stuff, includ

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Apocalypse Not

In few fields is the gap separating educated opinion from specialist opinion so wide as in linguistics.

Peter Gilbert, director of the Vermont Humanities Council

In Focus

Vermont's Peter Gilbert

Peter Gilbert recruits top scholars to Vermont's monthly gatherings.

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Statement

Abstract in America

Nebraska hosts talks on a pioneer in abstract art.

Fellow WPA writers in 1930s Oklahoma City: Paskavan, L’Amour, Thompson

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Soul of a Writer

Jim Thompson found the makings of a new and gritty style working on the Oklahoma State Guide.