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William Tamplin in his Marine Corps dress blues uniform

Translator William Tamplin joined the Marine Corps earlier this year. 

Photograph courtesy of William Tamplin

Arts

William Tamplin, Ph.D. ’20,  on the lyricism and secrecy of an Arabic literary pioneer 

9.6.22

Book covers for South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation, Punks: New & Selected Poems, and A New Name: Septology VI-VII

The Harvard-affiliated nominees: (from left) South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry; Punks: New & Selected Poems by John Keene; and A New Name: Septology VI-VII, translated from the Norwegian by Damion Searls

Montage by Niko Yaitanes/Harvard Magazine

An historian, a poet, and a translator

10.5.22

Evan Osnos

Evan Osnos

Photograph by Lisa Abitbol

 A Harvard Magazine Q & A with Evan Osnos ’98, author of Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury

9.13.22

William Tamplin in his Marine Corps dress blues uniform

Translator William Tamplin joined the Marine Corps earlier this year. 

Photograph courtesy of William Tamplin

William Tamplin, Ph.D. ’20,  on the lyricism and secrecy of an Arabic literary pioneer 

9.6.22

Image of Gardner Cox’s unconventional 1960 Felix Frankfurter portrait

Gardner Cox’s unconventional 1960 Frankfurter portrait

Portrait courtesy of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections

Justice Felix Frankfurter, to great controversy, said yes.

September-October 2022

Image of Winslow Homer’s painting Fresh Eggs, 1874

Winslow Homer’s Fresh Eggs, 1874—an example of a new American art and artist, now reinterpreted

Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, gift of the W.L. and May T. Mellon Foundation

Recent books with Harvard connections

September-October 2022

Photo of Bobby Johnson outside of Superior Court in New Haven on September 4, 2015, released from prison after nine years for a murder he did not commit

Bobby Johnson outside of Superior Court in New Haven on September 4, 2015, released from prison after nine years for a murder he did not commit—central to Dawidoff’s dismaying urban narrative

Photograph by Esteban Hernandez/New Haven Register via Associated Press

Nicholas Dawidoff’s wrenching account of urban inequity

September-October 2022

Charles Berlin in the division's offices, surrounded by shipments of new material
Photograph by Stu Rosner

Charles Berlin and 60 years of collecting for Harvard Library

September-October 2022

Wide view of blue pools and lawns of the Blue Garden

Gazing across symmetrical reflecting pools of the restored Blue Garden

Photograph ©Millicent Harvery/Courtesy of the Blue Garden

Newport's restored landscape 

July-August 2022