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Articles with keyword "Reading"

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?

Debates over the State of Reading Seem Unsettled Today?

By NEH Staff

In France and Germany in the latter half of the nineteenth century, newspapers—printed matter in general, in fact—underwent dramatic and dynamic changes.

Photo portrait of Sherwood Anderson

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On My Obsession with Sherwood Anderson

How one writer's romantic illusions about small town America led him to a great novelist.

Clifton Fadiman

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Clifton Fadiman Didn’t Mind Being Called Schoolmasterish

His Lifetime Reading Plan was an erudite booklist for everyman.

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The Art of Thinking in Other People’s Heads

The addictive qualities of light reading. 

Laurie Zierer

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Executive Function with Laurie Zierer

Pennsylvania Humanities Council director Laurie Zierer works to close achievement gaps through reading, collaboration, and storytelling.

Motel sign

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The Year of Numbered Rooms

An author shares the highs and lows of life on tour.

A book stall and bookseller  in Delhi

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The Future of the Humanities: Reading

As technology advances, doomsayers stay constant.

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Our Contemporary, Montaigne: He Pioneered the Personal Essay and Made Candor Literary

Montaigne invented the personal essay and made candor literary.