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Articles with keyword "Literature"

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


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


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


Addicted to Fame: From the Greeks to Lady Gaga

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

Clifton Fadiman


Clifton Fadiman Didn’t Mind Being Called Schoolmasterish

His Lifetime Reading Plan was an erudite booklist for everyman.

Mourning Lincoln cover


Ex libris: Books Recently Published with NEH Support

See the latest works from NEH grantees.

Washington Irving and a nineteenth-century Santa Claus


How Washington Irving Shaped Christmas in America

On Washington Irving and the history of Santa Claus