Talking About Words
The welcome table
New James Baldwin bios inspire personal memories of the writer, host.
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?
Absolute, essential Altamira
Ancient cave art reveals enduring themes in the human story.
In conclusion . . .
Novelist Nicholas Delbanco asserts that no book is ever finished, but rather ‘relinquished.’
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.
What we keep, what we give away
Nicholas Delbanco packs up his personal library and opens the chapter to a new era in life.