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Articles with keyword "Literature"


Hey, Who You Callin' A Jacobin?

First of all, they are not even French. Second, they’re hardly household names.

Duane W. Roller, professor emeritus of Greek and Latin at Ohio State University


Impertinent Questions with Duane W. Roller

On the elusive Cleopatra.


Our Founding Novelist

Charles Brockden Brown mixed spontaneous combustion with Gothic horror.

Emily Dickinson


Emily Dickinson, Gardener

In her own time she was better known for her hydrangeas.

sepia photograph of Mark Twain standing behind Henry H. Rogers in Bermuda, 1908


Mark Twain's Latest Autobiography

One hundred years after his death on April 21, 1910, Mark Twain is having one of the busiest years of his afterlife.

Ken Egan, Executive Director of Humanities Montana

In Focus

Montana’s Ken Egan

Montana native Ken Egan promotes civic dialog across his state.

Mo Yan


The Real Mo Yan

The renowned Chinese novelist talks with NEH Chairman Jim Leach.


Mo Yan 101

Sometime in the late 1960s or early seventies, a neighbor told Guan Moye about a writer he knew whose work was so popular that he could afford to eat jiaozi—“those tasty little pork dumplings

Sketch of an American soldier, circa 1942.


After Shock

Maine holds a conference relating war trauma to classical literature in Washington, D.C.

Eudora Welty's photograph of child and kite


Southern Exposure

Eudora Welty's photographs reveal new stories in Alabama.