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Rilke on How Winter Illuminates the Richness of Life and the Tenacity of the Human Spirit
Rilke on How Winter Illuminates the Richness of Life and the Tenacity of the Human Spirit

“What does living come down to but bringing about those changes in ourselves … which can free us to enjoy a richness and closeness with everyone?”

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Albert Einstein’s Little-Known Correspondence with W.E.B. Du Bois on Race and Racial Justice
Albert Einstein’s Little-Known Correspondence with W.E.B. Du Bois on Race and Racial Justice

“Professor Einstein is not a mere mathematical mind. He is a living being, sympathetic with all human advance… and he hates race prejudice because as a Jew he knows what it is.”

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Jane Austen’s Advice on Writing, in Letters to Her Teenage Niece
Jane Austen’s Advice on Writing, in Letters to Her Teenage Niece

Epistles on the fine art of “speeding truth into the world.”

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Nabokov Gets Food Poisoning and Flees from the Hospital via Fire Escape: History’s Most Entertaining Account of “Homeric Retching”
Nabokov Gets Food Poisoning and Flees from the Hospital via Fire Escape: History’s Most Entertaining Account of “Homeric Retching”

“I returned to my microscope around two. Exactly at 2:30, I suddenly felt an urge to vomit, had barely time to run outside — and there it began.”

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Van Gogh on Principles, Talking vs. Doing, and the Human Pursuit of Greatness
Van Gogh on Principles, Talking vs. Doing, and the Human Pursuit of Greatness

“Principles are good and worth the effort only when they develop into deeds… The great doesn’t happen through impulse alone, and is a succession of little things that are brought together.”

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The Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2014
The Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2014

Nabokov’s love letters, Shackleton’s courageous journey, the unsung heroes behind creative icons, Joni Mitchell unbound, and more.

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