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Talking About Words

Shop around the corner

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco pens an ode to readers’ pulp-and-paper Shangri-La: the bookstore.


Nicholas Delbanco ponders the perils of plagiarism.

It’s only words

Nicholas Delbanco illustrates how language that once seemed transgressive is now quite routine.

Time after time

Nicholas Delbanco reflects on a plague confounding artists across the ages: the risk of repetition.

True or false?

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco explores some of literature’s most famous frauds and fakes.