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Articles with keyword "literary criticism"

Susan Sontag captured by photographer Peter Hujar in 1975.


Notes on Sontag

A new film on Susan Sontag gives an intimate look at her passions.


Helen Vendler: The Poem Unfolded

A poet writes about the critic's talent for listening closely.


The Critic's Craft

Poetry critic Helen Vendler, this year's Jefferson Lecturer, speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the power of words.


Not Just Another Ice-Cream-Suit-Wearing, Pen-Wielding Master of the Statusphere

NEH Chairman Bruce Cole speaks with Tom Wolfe about his role as the Balzac of our times.

Edmund Wilson


Who Was Edmund Wilson?

America's greatest reader had overwhelming passions: for beautiful women and exceptional writing.

Image of Morris Dickstein


Reading Into the Great Depression

Critic Morris Dickstein talks about the culture of the thirties and the demise of theory.


What Words Are Worth

In defense of the humanities.

Man reading poetry aloud


Poetry Speaks

From Victorian times to the present, the accent has shifted from elocution to oral interpretation