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Articles with keyword "Writing"

Carla Zecher


Now in English: The Memoir of a Robinson Crusoe à la française

Bon voyage, armchair travelers! Carla Zecher follows the perigrinations of an eighteenth-century French lieutenant.

Cowboy, Montana, 1910


Nevadan Cowboy Artist Will James Never Revealed His Unlikely Provenance

His forte lay in depicting what it felt like to be on a spirited mount.

The Wild Man illustration


How the Grimm Brothers Saved the Fairy Tale

The surprising history behind the world’s most famous collection of folk tales.

Hoover Dam


Thinking About the West

Montana puts Western writing on the air.

A Thurber cartoon of a house that is also an unfriendly man.


James Thurber Lost Most of His Eyesight to a Tragic Childhood Accident

And grew up to see the world in a bizarre and hilarious light.

William Byrd II


William Byrd Was a Colonial-era Surveyor and Satirist

How he helped draw the line between Virginia and North Carolina.

Book jacket for The Crusades of Cesar Chavez


New Biography of Cesar Chavez Unearths Gritty Truth

The charismatic organizer and leader faltered as an administrator. 

Detail from a portrait of Anne Boleyn


Scholar Stretches Truth: English Professor Bruce Holsinger on Writing Historical Fiction

Writers of historical fiction look for the plausible when manipulating the facts