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    A Most Imperfect Union

    Ilan Stavans talked about his book A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States. He spoke in the C-SPAN 2/BookTV tent at the 2014 Texas Book Festival. The festival was…

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    Dictionary Days

    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,…

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    Spanglish

    Mr. Stavans talked about his book, Spanglish: The Making of a New American Language, published by RAYO. The author writes that Spanglish, a combination of the English and Spanish languages,…

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    Brown: The Last Discovery of America

    Richard Rodriguez talked about his book “Brown: The Last Discovery of America,” published by Viking Penguin. In it, the author explores what “the browning of America” means for our society. He goes on…

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    Multiculturalism

    Mr. Kurlansky read from his book The White Man in the Tree and Other Stories, published by Washington Square Press. This book has a novella and eight short stories about cultural…

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