Tag Archives: Pulitzer Prize

Writing God’s Life

Jack Miles provides an overview of his new book, God: A Biography, which won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for biography. In it, he contemplates the life of the Divinity as expressed through a variety of epic roles, from creator to … Continue reading

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New Southerners Part 13

Robert Butler talks about his Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of stories, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain. 741 – New Southerners Part 13

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Historicals Companions

John Garraty discusses The Reader’s Companion to American History (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991). Laurel Thatcher Ulrich discusses A Midwife’s Tale (Vintage Books, 1991), her Pulitzer Prize winning account of medicine, healing, and culture in revolutionary America. 596 – Historicals Companions

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African Americans Part 3; Commentary on Toni Morrison’s Fiction

Toni Morrison discusses her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Beloved, and the teaching of African-American literature. Trudier Harris offers commentary on Toni Morrison’s fiction. 542 – African Americans Part 3; Commentary on Toni Morrison’s Fiction

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The Value of Poetry

James Applewhite and Richard Wilbur read from their work and discuss poetry and values. Applewhite’s recent books include River Writing and Lessons in Soaring. Wilbur’s New and Collected Poems won the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. 492 – The Value of … Continue reading

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Highest Thoughts

Rita Dove and Helen Vendler discuss Rita Dove’s earlier work, her Pulitzer Prize-winning Thomas and Beulah (1986), and her current project, a sequence of poems entitled Durer’s Beauty. 452 – Highest Thoughts

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Story and Song

Helen Vendler‘s recent books include Voices and Visions: American Poets (Random House) and The Music of What Happens: Essays on Poetry and Criticism (Harvard University Press). Eudora Welty‘s recent books include One Writer’s Beginnings (Warner Books, 1985). 440 – Story … Continue reading

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The Case of Animal Rights

Do animals have rights? To what extent do animals participate in the human moral community? How should humankind view its ethical relationship to animals? Those questions are central to Tom Regan‘s book, The Case for Animal Rights, published in 1983 … Continue reading

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Journalism and Literature, Part 1 of 2

Hugh Holman, Vermont Royster, and Edwin Yoder discuss the similarities and the disparities between journalism and literature. They describe the common roots shared by journalism and literary artistry, noting that both attempt to create records of events–some reliable, others deliberately unreliable. … Continue reading

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