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Articles with keyword "France"

Carla Zecher


Now in English: The Memoir of a Robinson Crusoe à la française

Bon voyage, armchair travelers! Carla Zecher follows the perigrinations of an eighteenth-century French lieutenant.

Room in Hauteville House


What Can We Learn About Victor Hugo From Visiting His House Museum?

A privileged view into the literary mind

This woodblock print by Yoshu Shuen depicts a reception given by the Meiji Emper


The Odyssey of Ulysses S. Grant

After winning the Civil War and living in the White House, he decided to see the world.

Paula A. Michaels


Impertinent Questions with Paula A. Michaels

On the Soviet experiment that became Lamaze.   

Kim Stauffer portrays Émilie Du Châtelet


Mistress of Math

Beyond her relationship with Voltaire, Émilie du Châtelet was one of the foremost thinkers of her time.

Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé


Playing Against Type

What happened when Stéphane Mallarmé reimagined the book.

Donald S. Lopez Jr.


Impertinent Questions with Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Donald S. Lopez Jr. on Europe's introduction to the Buddhist "way of life." 


The Illusionist

Degas, Zola, Verlaine, and others gathered for his Parisian salons.


Our Man in Paris

Benjamin Franklin's papers reveal how he wooed the French to win our war.


Life Through Art’s Prism

British writer Paul Johnson talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the history of art and its place in America.