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Articles with keyword "American literature"

Eudora Welty 1970

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Eudora Welty Relished the Southern Summer Heat

From the sights and sounds of her open windows, she noted the changing of seasons.

illustration of "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"

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How a Government Program to Spread Literary Culture Hit Upon a Great Formula

In the 1970s, a PBS miniseries brought short stories to the screen with significant success.

Kay Boyle

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Kay Boyle Knew Everyone and Saw It All

A writer witnesses a century of change

Actor Denis O'Hare as Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe’s Hatchet Jobs

A book critic muses on Poe's bilious attacks on other writers, and a new documentary highlights Poe's scrabble for a place in the literary world.

Photo portrait of Sherwood Anderson

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On My Obsession with Sherwood Anderson

How one writer's romantic illusions about small town America led him to a great novelist.

Witches -- First Walpurgis Night

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Try Hawthorne for Halloween, . . . but Leave the Light on

"Young Goodman Brown" is frightfully fine fiction.

Rudolfo Anaya

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Rudolfo Anaya

The godfather of Chicano literature.

John O'Hara, novelist of upper-class manners, in a jacket and a tie.

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John O’Hara Wrote about the Things Rich People Do. Why Isn’t He Still Famous?

Library of America releases a volume of O'Hara's acclaimed short stories.

illustration f Marianne Moore

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Moore or Less

Did the persona distract from the poetry?