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Articles with keyword "American Writers"

Actor Denis O'Hare as Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe’s Hatchet Jobs

A book critic muses on Poe's bilious attacks on other writers, and a new documentary highlights Poe's scrabble for a place in the literary world.

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Editor’s Note

Many of Cather's enduring characters were inspired by unyielding landscapes.

Studs Terkel

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The Greatest Thing About Studs Terkel Was Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel interviewed all types, but his best character was himself.

Landscape of Arizona's Box Canyon, Wupatki National Monument

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Willa Cather in the Desert: Where She Learned What Truly Mattered and Found Material for The Song of the Lark

Walnut Canyon in Arizona was the inspiration for key scenes in Cather's 1915 novel.

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A young Eudora Welty standing against a wall.

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The Quiet Greatness of Eudora Welty

Even toward the end of her life, the writer revealed a youthful zest for life and art.

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Fifth National Black Writers Conference

NEH supports a conference on black literature in American life.

Drawing of Emily Dickinson

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The Image of a Writer

Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and the conflict between publication and privacy.

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Faith and Fiction

—Marilynne Robinson, delivering the 2007 McBride Lecture at Oklahoma Christian University, with support from the Oklahoma Humanities Council.

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Editor's Note, July/August 2012

From questions of legacy to a writer's talents for cinema review and scene-making.