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Talking About Words

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.

Shop around the corner

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

In conclusion . . .

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