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Talking About Books

  1. Vision and revision

    H.D. Thoreau once said, ‘Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.’ Really?

  2. A Hall of mirrors

    Nicholas Delbanco memorializes late author, poet, essayist, and longtime U-M professor Donald Hall.

  3. In defense of writing

    Nicholas Delbanco explains why the pen is mightier than the sword — not to mention the spoken word.

  4. The writers' workshop

    Creativity soars when novice and novelist give and take, says Nicholas Delbanco

  5. The welcome table

    New James Baldwin bios inspire personal memories of the writer, host.

  6. A moment's thought?

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

  7. Promise and delivery

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

  8. A different drum

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

  9. In conclusion . . .

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