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In this Oct. 14, 2019, photo, letters between poet T.S. Eliot and longtime confidante Emily Hale are displayed in Princeton, N.J. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 marks the first day that students, researchers and scholars can go to the Ivy League school in New Jersey to see these letters that many are saying may reveal more intimate details about Eliot's life and work. (Shelley Szwast/Princeton University Library via AP)

T.S. Eliot letters to muse to be unveiled after 60 years

Jan. 1, 2020 3:35 PM EST

After more than 60 years spent sealed up in a library storage facility, about 1,000 letters written by poet T.S. Eliot to confidante Emily Hale will be unveiled this week, and scholars hope they will reveal the extent of a relationship that's been speculated about for decades. Many consider Hale to not only be...

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Review: Carrie Fisher bio as sharp, endearing as its subject

Dec. 31, 2019 9:51 AM EST

“Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge” (Sarah Crichton Books; Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Sheila Weller “Star Wars” fans may feel a lump in their throats when Carrie Fisher appears in the finale of the world’s most popular film series. “The Rise of Skywalker” was...

Robert Massie, who popularized Russian history, dead at 90

Dec. 2, 2019 9:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert K. Massie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who specialized in best-selling and critically praised biographies of the Russian tsars and discovered a personal connection to the country’s past through the blood disorder that afflicted both his son and the son of Nicholas II,...