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Articles with keyword "Literature"


In Defense of Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper was a major literary innovator with fans such as Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad. Take that, Mark Twain.

The Eye of a Lady by Anonymous, ca. 1800


The Mysterious Miss Austen

Two hundred years ago, Pride and Prejudice was anonymously published.


Editor's Note, November/December 2012

From the vaulted arch to Celebrating Freedom.

Book cover for Stidentism


Stridentism: Motors and Wings Included

Mexican Cultural Movement in the Twenties Had Plenty of Varoom

The hero of Gilgamesh ruled the ancient city of Uruk circa 2750 BCE.


Lessons from a Demigod

Gilgamesh was a brutal tyrant who foolishly tried to defeat death.

Mount Vernon's Hotel Belvedere.


Street Sense

Walking tours of Baltimore's Mount Vernon reveal a neighborhood's literary roots and architectural gems.

Library of America book covers for Vonnegut


Unhappy Camper

The hijacking of Vonnegut's early education embarrassed him not just at the time but down the road, when his career would bring him into contact with writers more well-read than he was.

Child celebrating Mom's citizenship


"Informed Patriotism"

NEH celebrates five years of We the People

Lansdowne, the home of saloniere Anne Willing Bingham.


The Early American Salon

In the manuscript culture of the pre-print age, a lost world of poetry has been rediscovered.

Snow Branch


Of Stillness and Light

With Henry David Thoreau, winter walks can quickly turn into "frolic gambols."