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Jorie Graham’s challenging lyrics use language to give readers the experience of the poem. 

9.20.18

Du Bois and his students inked and watercolored some 60 charts for display at the 1900 World’s Fair.

Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Recent books with Harvard connections

September-October 2018

Illustration by Phil Foster

Jill Lepore excavates the history of America, down to its bedrock values.

September-October 2018

Sharmila Sen

Photograph courtesy of Sharmila Sen

A “first-gen” American explores race and assimilation in the United States.

September-October 2018

Laura van den Berg

Photograph by Paul Yoon

In Laura van den Berg’s fiction, the deeply strange is ordinary.

September-October 2018

Illustration by Sonia Pulido

Keith Gessen’s second novel deftly interweaves politics and personal history.

July-August 2018

When sail was swift. Pallada in Nagasaki (1854; no artist given), from A World of Empires.

Photograph by Paul Fearn/Alamy Stock Photo

Recent books with Harvard connections

July-August 2018

W.H. Auden

Photograph from the Library of Congress

A sweeping history of the idea of privacy in America

July-August 2018

Hanna Holborn Gray

Photograph courtesy of the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

The former University of Chicago president and Harvard Corporation fellow crafts a timely memoir.

May-June 2018