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Columns:

Talking About Words

Echo & association

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco reminds us that ‘good writers borrow, great writers steal.’

The order of ordure

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco finds an unlikely connection between composition and … compost?

Signs and wonders

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco finds kinship with fellow Wolverines as he embarks on an “odyssey” chasing the Block M.

Travel books

Consumed with unrelenting wanderlust this summer? Escape to your local library, says Nicholas Delbanco.

‘A new shadow on the earth’

“The idea that every phrase should and must be scrutinized is central to democracy,” says novelist Nicholas Delbanco.

The voice not stilled

Nicholas Delbanco joins a long line of literary “adepts” who once received instruction at a master’s feet.