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Articles with keyword "Literature"

Detail of the tilework and one of the seven doors to Dar el-Makhzen.

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During World War I, Edith Wharton Visited the Desert and Harems of Morocco, Leading to an Unforgettable Book

Taking a break from the Great War, the intrepid writer finds inspiration in the Maghreb.

The Rise of Writing: A Q&A with Deborah Brandt

By Blake Plante, NEH Research Intern

What happens when writing becomes more common than reading? In a time when it is easier than ever for people to publish their sentiments, what kinds of risks do writers face?

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Portrait of Shirley Jackson

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The Voice of Shirley Jackson Was Unnerving and Full of Foreboding

In a rare audio recording, the author revealed what her writing sounded like to her.

Lady Gaga

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Addicted to Fame: From the Greeks to Lady Gaga

Today's students recognize themselves in Saint Augustine's "thirst for praise."

Clifton Fadiman

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Clifton Fadiman Didn’t Mind Being Called Schoolmasterish

His Lifetime Reading Plan was an erudite booklist for everyman.

Mourning Lincoln cover

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Ex libris: Books Recently Published with NEH Support

See the latest works from NEH grantees.

Washington Irving and a nineteenth-century Santa Claus

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How Washington Irving Shaped Christmas in America

On Washington Irving and the history of Santa Claus