Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Talking About Words

  1. A moment's thought?

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

  2. Promise and delivery

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

  3. A different drum

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

  4. Absolute, essential Altamira

    Ancient cave art reveals enduring themes in the human story.

  5. In conclusion . . .

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

  6. A lesson learned

    Opinions are like mentors, says Nicholas Delbanco. We all have them. Some are more agreeable than others.

  7. Shop around the corner

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

  8. What we keep, what we give away

    Nicholas Delbanco packs up his personal library and opens the chapter to a new era in life.

  9. Time after time

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