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His famous essay takes us to Maine.
Human/Ties conference offered an opportunity to get your hands dirty.
Writers, editors, and thinkers discuss what makes good writing.
An author shares the highs and lows of life on tour.
A selected filmography
Did the persona distract from the poetry?
Teaching the art of democracy—how humanities education supports civic participation.
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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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