Talking About Books
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.
A different drum
Visionary, iconoclast, eccentric. What does ‘original’ really mean — and from where does originiality originate?
In conclusion . . .
Novelist Nicholas Delbanco asserts that no book is ever finished, but rather ‘relinquished.’
Shop around the corner
Novelist Nicholas Delbanco pens an ode to readers’ pulp-and-paper Shangri-La: the bookstore.
What we keep, what we give away
Nicholas Delbanco packs up his personal library and opens the chapter to a new era in life.
Time after time
Nicholas Delbanco reflects on a plague confounding artists across the ages: the risk of repetition.
It's only words
Nicholas Delbanco illustrates how language that once seemed transgressive is now quite routine.
The quick brown fox
Novelist Nicholas Delbanco examines our changing language, letter by letter.