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Talking About Words

A moment’s thought?

Most writing that appears seamless likely has been stitched, unstitched, and stitched again.

Promise and delivery

Nicholas Delbanco celebrates award-winning U-M authors, some of whom transformed creative writing theses into best-selling books.

In conclusion . . .

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco asserts that no book is ever finished, but rather ‘relinquished.’

A different drum

Visionary, iconoclast, eccentric. What does ‘original’ really mean — and from where does originiality originate?

A lesson learned

Opinions are like mentors, says Nicholas Delbanco. We all have them. Some are more agreeable than others.