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Articles with keyword "Writing"

Detail of the tilework and one of the seven doors to Dar el-Makhzen.


During World War I, Edith Wharton Visited the Desert and Harems of Morocco, Leading to an Unforgettable Book

Taking a break from the Great War, the intrepid writer finds inspiration in the Maghreb.

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What Would Thoreau Think of Our 24-Hour News Cycle

He believed that faster news meant diminished quality.

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?

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Environmental Prophet Rachel Carson Cultivated a Culture of Wonder

Her writings show another side of the author of Silent Spring.

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In Focus

Executive Function with Tennessee’s Tim Henderson

Books and literature are at the center of Humanities Tennessee's programming

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Kay Boyle Knew Everyone and Saw It All

A writer witnesses a century of change

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The Thinker Who Believed in Doing

Modern psychology, as practiced in the United States, owes a huge debt to William James.

Portrait of Shirley Jackson


The Voice of Shirley Jackson Was Unnerving and Full of Foreboding

In a rare audio recording, the author revealed what her writing sounded like to her.