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Articles with keyword "American literature"

Photo of E. B. White at his typewriter


The White Pages

America's greatest personal essayist was more than a little shy and intensely self-conscious


Louisa May Alcott's Long-Lost Novel

A seventeen-year-old's scribbles reveal the writer to come.


The Long Shadow of Invisible Man

A film on Ralph Ellison and his novel delves into his position as a black man in America.


"Every Book is a New Journey"

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian talks with Chairman Bruce Cole about the delights of discovering history.


Almost a Masterpiece

The early version of what became The Great Gatsby will soon be in print.


Uproar in the Classroom

A new film explores how the written word carries explosive consequences.


Trying to Tame Huck Finn

NEH Chairman William R. Ferris talks with Boston teacher Nancy Methelis about confronting controversy in a classic novel.


A Bard for the Powerless

Novelist John Steinbeck, who spoke for the marginalized, is feted in a centennial celebration.


Storylines America

In spaces as vast as Montana, book groups take to the airwaves.