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  • Womens Rights
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    Women's Rights

    French and American authors and teachers talked about women’s rights and the female condition since the writing of the 1949 book The Second Sex, by French author Simone de Beauvoir. “Still the…

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  • Tribute to Philip Roth
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    Tribute to Philip Roth

    Philip Roth, author of over twenty novels, including Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy’s Complaint, American Pastoral and The Human Stain and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and National Book…

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  • Biographies of Writers
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    Biographies of Writers

    Biographers of writers talked about how they chose their subjects, the process of research, documentary evidence, and the work of the subjects themselves. They also responded to audience…

    120 views
  • National Book Critics Circle Awards
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    National Book Critics Circle Awards

    Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award read excerpts from their submissions. Awards were then presented for five categories: general nonfiction, criticism, poetry,…

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  • Book Critics Nominee Reading
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    Book Critics Nominee Reading

    Ms. Thurman talked about and read from her book Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette, which was nominated for an award in the biography category. The book analyzed the life of a…

    26 views
  • National Book Awards Finalists Readings
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    National Book Awards Finalists Readings

    Finalists from various categories of the National Book Awards read from their works.

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