Articles with keyword "books"

Young Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass Lived Another Fifty Years After Publishing His First Autobiography

Robert S. Levine answers questions about Douglass as an abolitionist, an author, and a "radical woman suffrage man."

Young people in front of a theater in Berkeley, California, in the early 70s

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The Late Great Planet Earth Made the Apocalypse a Popular Concern

How could one book be read so differently by millions of people?

Louise Gluck

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Louise Glück

A poet whose seering lyricism defies facile attempts to characterize it.

Ron Chernow

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Ron Chernow

A biography inspires an unlikely Broadway smash.

View of a lake in Maine

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E. B. White’s Song of Summer

His famous essay takes us to Maine.

photo, woman standing in museum examining painting

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How to Visit a Museum

Wearing the right shoes and other tips for getting the most from our palaces of culture

Orange being compressed in a hand vise

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Who Said, “Compression Is the First Grace of Style”? Democritus or Demetrius?

An erroneous citation that lived on for decades in the text of a well-known poem.

Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight in Free State of Jones

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Free State of Jones the Movie Was Partly Inspired by The Free State of Jones the Book

The Free State of Jones in Mississippi, led by a freethinking farmer, seceded from the Confederacy.

Marianne Moore and Muhammad Ali at lunch

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When Muhammad Ali Wrote a Poem with Marianne Moore

Muhammad Ali, the great heavyweight champion, met with Marianne Moore, the celebrated poet. A sonnet resulted.