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Cynthia Haven
Cultural and literary journalist
Cultural and literary journalist
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It was in front of our faces all along. But let's not forget that she was also "the fiercest poet of our times."

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Poet, professor, and editor of the Hopkins Review discusses America's foremost living poet: "Wilbur takes great pains – through acute description and careful reasoning – always to let us know exactly where we are. "


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The centenary for Robert Conquest, who exposed the genocidal horrors of Stalin's regime in "The Great Terror," was perhaps overshadowed by the commemorations for him last year, but the nice thing about having a blog is you can celebrate all by yourself, without fundraising, caterers, or event organizers.



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The Nobel peace prizewinner died in a hospital, still silenced, still under guards.


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Nobel poet Joseph Brodsky was known internationally for his poems and essays, but how many know of his other muse?

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He learned it in WWII-era England ... not the most popular curriculum choice at the time.

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I met her at an undisclosed time and place a few months ago. She is now calling for religious reform and has joined forces with like-minded Muslims. Her goal? "To change people's minds."

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On a bright day in May, a roomful of book-lovers explored Dostoevsky's dark and comic novella, "The Double"...

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Happy birthday, Wisława Szymborska! Born today, 1923

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The story of the courageous rescue of thousands of precious manuscripts from the destructive jihadists of Al-Qaida...
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