The godfather of Chicano literature.
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A biography inspires an unlikely Broadway smash.
A poet whose seering lyricism defies facile attempts to characterize it.
A radio host brings conversations with great thinkers and artists.
A musician and composer spreads the gospel of jazz.
He feared and loathed women, colored his face green, and wore lipstick.
A novelist transcends the stereotypes of race.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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