Book Discussion on Dictionary Days

Ilan Stavans talked about his book Dictionary Days, published by Graywolf Press. He described his obsession with words and gave a… read more

Ilan Stavans talked about his book Dictionary Days, published by Graywolf Press. He described his obsession with words and gave a history of several languages including English, French, Spanish, and Latin. The author also compared different definitions of the same words and how they reflect the cultures of particular regions. After his presentation Professor Stavans answered students' questions.

This event was hosted by the Writing in the Americas program at Boston University.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Dictionary Days

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Program ID:
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Speech
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Aug 6, 2005
Last Aired:
Nov 12, 2005

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  • Aug 06, 2005 | 9:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 21, 2005 | 2:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 11, 2005 | 7:47am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 12, 2005 | 5:45pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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