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Articles with keyword "Writing"

Clifton Fadiman

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Clifton Fadiman Didn’t Mind Being Called Schoolmasterish

His Lifetime Reading Plan was an erudite booklist for everyman.

Truman Capote bids farewell to staff after signing for stock at Random House

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Tru Life

Truman Capote was the toast of New York—and then he was not.

Henry David Thoreau

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Thoreau Becomes a Professional Author and Finds His Greatest Subject Is Himself

It was at Walden Pond that Thoreau came into his own as a writer.

A standing portrait of Martha C. Nussbaum taken in January 2017.

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Martha C. Nussbaum Talks About the Humanities, Mythmaking, and International Development

Martha C. Nussbaum, the worldly philosopher

The SS Fort Mercer minutes before the keel turned upward and sank

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Hollywood Chose to Tell Half the Story of the Daring 1952 Coast Guard Rescue at Sea, While a 2009 Book Recounts the Tale in Full.

Amid waves that topped 70 feet, two 500-foot tankers split apart just off Cape Cod.

Thoreau and Mary Moody Emerson

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Mary Moody Emerson Was a Scholar, a Thinker, and an Inspiration to All Who Knew Her

She saw connections among the minds she encountered in books and in person.

John Ruskin

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John Ruskin Taught Victorian Readers and Travelers the Art of Cultivation

His power of observation gave “eyes” to generations. 

Louise Gluck

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Louise Glück

A poet whose seering lyricism defies facile attempts to characterize it.