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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Sandra Spanier

IQ

Impertinent Questions with Sandra Spanier

On Hemingway's letters

child in theater

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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

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Żeromski the Magnificent!

The novelist who captured Polish life even as it was changing

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

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The Racing Life

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

Photo portrait of Philip Larkin

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"Moving and Memorable"

The complete poems of Philip Larkin

Hurston playing with children

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Zora's Place

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

Golem dust jacket

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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

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A Ladies' Rumble

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

Poster image of woman holding spear-like fountain pen

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Traveling Man

Illinois explores the history of the profession shared by L. Frank Baum, Benedict Arnold, and Johnny Appleseed. 

Wayne Miller

IQ

Impertinent Questions with Wayne Miller

On the odd and brainy Claiborne Pell