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Articles with keyword "Literature"

Image of Morris Dickstein

Conversation

Reading Into the Great Depression

Critic Morris Dickstein talks about the culture of the thirties and the demise of theory.

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.

Feature

What Words Are Worth

In defense of the humanities.

Erik Jorgensen, executive director of the Maine Humanities Council

In Focus

Maine’s Erik Jorgensen

Erik Jorgensen, captain of the Maine Humanities Council.

Image of Wallace Stegner

Feature

Proud Flesh

A recollection of Wallace Stegner.

Curio

Chaste Beowulf

From Making Sense: Constructing Meaning in Early English, a selection of papers on Anglo-Saxon and other medieval texts edited by Antonette diPaolo Healey and Kevin Kiernan and published

Samuel Johnson's 1755 Dictionary

Feature

What Samuel Johnson Really Did

He made dictionaries matter.

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

Feature

Soul of a Writer

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

Tracing of Louisa May Alcott's hand

Feature

Little Woman

The devilish, dutiful daughter Louisa May Alcott.

Charlton Heston playing Ben-Hur

Feature

Ben-Hur

The Book That Shook the World