Articles with keyword "Writing"

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.

Ron Chernow

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Ron Chernow

A biography inspires an unlikely Broadway smash.

Marquee for Human/Ties

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Academic Prose: Human/Ties Conference Looks at Gap Between the Academy and Popular Culture

Writers, editors, and thinkers discuss what makes good writing.

View of a lake in Maine

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E. B. White’s Song of Summer

His famous essay takes us to Maine.

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Learning to Be Free While Sitting in a Maximum-Security Prison

Chicago program brings college-level humanities to maximum security.

Photo portrait of Vladimir Nabokov

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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

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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.