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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

John Updike


The Artist as Showman

Jefferson Lecturer John Updike talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about his writing, the "gorgeous creatures" of modernism, and much else.

Cartoon showing Pegler charging racketeers with a pen


Who Was Westbrook Pegler?

The original right-wing takedown artist

Sandra Spanier


Impertinent Questions with Sandra Spanier

On Hemingway's letters

child in theater


Deaf Meets Wonderstruck

An NEH-funded documentary inspires a cinematic novel, one to be seen as well as read.

Plaque with face of Stefan Zeromski


Żeromski the Magnificent!

The novelist who captured Polish life even as it was changing

African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield astride Alan-A-Dale.


The Racing Life

Kentucky jockey Jimmy Winkfield fled to Russia to escape Jim Crow.

Photo portrait of Philip Larkin


“Moving and Memorable”

The complete poems of Philip Larkin

Hurston playing with children


Zora's Place

To understand her, you need to understand Eatonville—and vice versa.

Golem dust jacket


Golem Revival

The most vivid, pervasive and influential version of the golem legend emerges from sixteenth-century Prague and is indelibly linked with Rabbi Loew (1525–1609), the famous spiritual leader of


A Ladies' Rumble

Mad hatter tears worshipper's chapeau in two during Sunday service.