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Articles with keyword "Writing"

Detail from a portrait of Anne Boleyn

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Scholar Stretches Truth: English Professor Bruce Holsinger on Writing Historical Fiction

Writers of historical fiction look for the plausible when manipulating the facts
 

Susan Shillinglaw

IQ

Why does living a bit make Steinbeck relevant?

With Susan Shillinglaw on the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

Susan Sontag captured by photographer Peter Hujar in 1975.

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Notes on Sontag

A new film on Susan Sontag gives an intimate look at her passions.

Walter Isaacson and Walker Percy

Conversation

A Venn Diagram of Walter Isaacson

His research overlaps with reporting, his leadership with collaboration, his writing with old-fashioned storytelling.

Man on bicycle being interviewed by Walter Isaacson

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Picture of a Humanist

There is something of Walter Isaacson in the people he writes about.

Ednote

Editor's Note

An ink caricature of Bernard Malamud by Joe Ciardiello

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The Otherworldly Malamud

The master of the short story infused his work with myth and magic, but not fairytale endings.

A young Eudora Welty standing against a wall.

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The Quiet Greatness of Eudora Welty

Even toward the end of her life, the writer revealed a youthful zest for life and art.

Photo of E. B. White at his typewriter

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The White Pages

America's greatest personal essayist was more than a little shy and intensely self-conscious.

Book cover of Tatooing the World

Curio

A Marked Man

For nineteenth-century sailor, tattoos both smoothed the way and caused alarm.