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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Photo portrait of Vladimir Nabokov


Why Nabokov’s Speak, Memory Still Speaks to Us

Fifty years after its arrival, Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited, continues to draw readers.

Marianne Moore and Muhammad Ali at lunch


When Muhammad Ali Wrote a Poem with Marianne Moore

Muhammad Ali, the great heavyweight champion, met with Marianne Moore, the celebrated poet. A sonnet resulted.

illustration f Marianne Moore


Moore or Less

Did the persona distract from the poetry?

Gene Feher’s cap.


Speaking About Vietnam

Maryland high school students interview local Vietnam War veterans.

Jean Seberg


The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg

A small-town girl from Iowa became the "it" girl of the French New Wave.

Williamsburg today.


My Own Private Williamsburg

A writer goes in search of W.A.R. Goodwin.

Million dollar quartet


The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Found at Sam Phillips’s Sun Records

Anyone could walk in and record their song at small studio in Memphis.

A young James Laughlin and Ezra Pound


The Man Who Made American Modernism and Modernism American

James Laughlin, champion of literature

Balanchine rehearses with Suzanne Farrell.


George Balanchine and the United States: An Artist in Love with His Adopted Country

George Balanchine adored the United States, especially all those dancers from Texas or wherever

Dancers at the Spotted Cat


What It Means That We Are Lindy Hopping Again

Yes, the younger generation loves that old time jazz, but why?