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Articles with keyword "Writing"

Detail from a portrait of Anne Boleyn


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


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.


Notes on Sontag

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

Walter Isaacson and Walker Percy


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


Picture of a Humanist

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


Editor's Note

An ink caricature of Bernard Malamud by Joe Ciardiello


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.


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


The White Pages

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

Book cover of Tatooing the World


A Marked Man

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