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Articles with keyword "Literature"

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"I heard the voices. . . of my Louisiana people"

Writer Ernest Gaines talks about storytelling, race, and his Louisiana roots.

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Knight

Etheridge Knight rose from prisoner to poet and shared his gift with everyone.

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The Long Shadow of Invisible Man

A film on Ralph Ellison and his novel delves into his position as a black man in America.

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About Saul Bellow

Bellow's biographer, James Atlas, talks about the successes and trials of the Nobel Prize-winner's life with Chairman William R. Ferris.

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Excerpts from the works of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Resurrecting the Texts

This year's Jefferson Lecturer, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about building a canon of African American literature.

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Tales of Beggars and Nuns, Pirates and Kings

Boccaccio's stories of medieval life are reborn on the web.

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Money and Power

A Greek historian first noted the connection between wealth and power.