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Articles with keyword "fiction"

Aldous Huxley


The Talented Mr. Huxley

The author of Brave New World was the master of the dystopic novel.

Illustrations from Treasure Island


Treasure Island Author Robert Louis Stevenson Was a Sickly Man with a Robust Imagination

His own life was one of contradictions, and he revealed both the good and evil in all his characters.

Landscape of Arizona's Box Canyon, Wupatki National Monument


Willa Cather in the Desert: Where She Learned What Truly Mattered and Found Material for The Song of the Lark

Walnut Canyon in Arizona was the inspiration for key scenes in Cather's 1915 novel.

Detail from a portrait of Anne Boleyn


Scholar Stretches Truth: English Professor Bruce Holsinger on Writing Historical Fiction

Writers of historical fiction look for the plausible when manipulating the facts

Susan Sontag captured by photographer Peter Hujar in 1975.


Notes on Sontag

A new film on Susan Sontag gives an intimate look at her passions.

Book cover


"Hotter than the Bloomin' Hobs of Hell"

Historically, iron foundries could fire the imagination or soothe the visual palate.

Martin Scorsese during the Venice Film Festival in 1998.


The Art of Martin Scorsese

Former chairman Jim Leach interviews the 2013 Jefferson Lecturer about growing up, making films, and capturing that special "something" on the big screen.

Jicarilla Apache cowboy


Yippie Ki-yay Santa Fe

Real and imagined cowboys in New Mexico.


The Unconventional Willa Cather

After conquering the world of New York publishing, an ambitious writer returns to her Nebraska roots to find inspiration.