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Talking About Books

To be, or not to be

Nicholas Delbanco explores the literary and linguistic through line connecting everything from Elizabethan sonnets to modern street slang.

Alice is queen, Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

Curiouser and curiouser

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco falls through the looking glass of high fashion and discovers its strange bedfellow, literature.

Jon Hein, AB '89. with Domino's pizza.

He’s a maniac

Jon Hein introduced “jump the shark” to the pop-culture lexicon. Now, in a new book about fast food, Hein shows one man’s “junk” is another man’s pleasure.

A girl reads at Angell Hall

The joy of rereading

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco delivers a creative twist on the summer reading list, revisiting some favorite books.

Michelle Segar

No sweat

Already abandoning your new year’s resolutions? Author Michelle Segar, PhD, explains how to revive your goals using the science of motivation.

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Men of letters

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco celebrates the art of correspondence in a whimsical series of letters that captures the wonder of words among friends.