The novelist who captured Polish life even as it was changing
Frederick Law Olmsted designed pastoral escapes for the urban masses.
An NEH-funded documentary inspires a cinematic novel, one to be seen as well as read.
Charles and Ray Eames forged a new sensibility while doing everything and nothing.
The celebrated bird portraitist was also a great artist of the written word.
Early in the Civil War, the Union narrowly avoided war with Britain.
New translations of the Bible have sought to make it accessible to everyone.
Averroës' writings on Aristotle shaped Western philosophy as we know it.
To understand her, you need to understand Eatonville—and vice versa.
The moral and political dilemmas of the time seem so clear in retrospect.
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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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