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July/August 1998

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July/August 1998

A Fanciful Nature

Realism and fantasy mingle in the worlds of Beatrix Potter, Kate Greenaway, and Arthur Rackham.

By Bob Bolin

Volume 19, Issue 4

"Halloa! Who has been eating off my plate? Who has been drinking out of my cup!" From "The Seven Ravens" in The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, 1909. Watercolor by Arthur Rackham.

Free Library of Philadelphia

  • Features

    Awash in Books

    How poetry, history, and intellectual pyrotechnics fill four days at the Virginia Festival of the Book.

    By Bella Stander

    How a Tradition Begins

    Nashville becomes Literary City, U.S.A. for the tenth annual Southern Festival of Books.

    By Meredith Hindley

    Threads of the Imagination

    Ghanaian kente cloth has become a symbol of pride and identity around the world.

    By Tom Stabile

    Mali's Boy-King

    A thirteenth-century epic of prophesy, exile, and empire goes digital.

    By Ronica Roth

    Visions of Peace

    An artistic exchange links New Mexico and Japan.

    By Rachel Galvin
  • Departments


    "I heard the voices. . . of my Louisiana people"

    Writer Ernest Gaines talks about storytelling, race, and his Louisiana roots.