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Articles with keyword "Literature"

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Washington State's Julie Ziegler

She aims to expand the conversation.

Poster of Eliza from Uncle Tom's Cabin crossing the Ohio River.

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The First Great American Novel

It was Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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Game Playing

NEH Chairman Bruce Cole and author Steven Johnson discuss how video games challenge the way we think.

The Grapes of Wrath's Tom Joad can't find work at a camp.

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Filming the American Novel

From The Great Gatsby to Sister Carrie, writers tell stories of social climbers and fortune hunters.

Velosophie participants

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Zen and the Art of Cycling

Philosophical journeys in Illlinois.

Watch by Gerald Murphy

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Life as Art

Frolicking on the Cote D'Azur, Sara and Gerarld Murphy inspire artists of the avant-garde.

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Jan Fedewa: Discovering Untold Stories

Michigan's Jan Fedewa works to tell the state's stories.

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A Summer Scene

While vacationing in Queens, Cooper suffers a fever and writes the violent twelfth chapter of The Last of the Mohicans.

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In Defense of Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper was a major literary innovator with fans such as Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad. Take that, Mark Twain.

The Eye of a Lady by Anonymous, ca. 1800

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The Mysterious Miss Austen

Two hundred years ago, Pride and Prejudice was anonymously published.