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The master of the short story infused his work with myth and magic, but not fairytale endings.
A historical database of English in the U.S.
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What Sets Italian Americans Off From Other Immigrants?
Family and work for starters, according to a new TV documentary.
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The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein
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