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On November 4, 1979, a few months after the collapse of the Iranian monarchy and the inauguration of Iran's Islamic Republic, a group of college students calling themselves the Muslim Students Fo
The first chapter of Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote follows our hero's adventures from 1936 through 1948, a particularly heady period of his life.
No musical life has been told more often than Wagner's. Biographies have wafted incense around him, or been incensed by him.
These remarks introduced a centennial tribute to Isaac Bashevis Singer in October at the 92nd Street Y in New York.
In the past few decades, Russell Banks has established himself as one of America's most important living writers, one of a handful with the daring and the talent to plumb our history and the huma
To return to Chekhov in this cultural moment makes you feel as if you were experiencing spring in Russia.
In September 1950, four months into the Korean War, Congress passed the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA), known as the McCarran Act, after its sponsor, the Nevada Democratic Senator Pat McCa
In no literature in the world has the immigrant novel been more varied, more original, more persistent than in ours--and this for the most obvious of reasons.
You may recall the to-do occasioned two winters past by a certain shift in the mise-en-scène at the United Nations.
Ask Americans to enumerate their civil liberties and they instinctively turn to freedom of speech and the press.