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  • Tour of the Berg Collection of English and American Literature
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    Berg Collection of English and American Literature

    Curator Isaac Gewirtz gave a tour of the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at the New York Public Library.

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  • Harold Holzer on Abraham Lincoln and William Shakespeare
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    Harold Holzer on Abraham Lincoln and William Shakespeare

    Lincoln historian Harold Holzer discussed the 16th president’s interest in the writings of William Shakespeare and his penchant for quoting the playwright and attending his plays. President Lincoln carried a volume of…

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  • A Conversation with John Updike
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    A Conversation with John Updike

    Mr. Updike spoke about his career and discussed his various works. Among the topics he addressed were his characters, subject material, and his approach to writing. Following his discussion…

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  • Future of Journalism
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    Future of Journalism

    In the third panel discussion, “Solutions: The Future Political Landscape” The “There You Go Again: Orwell Comes to America” conference invited historians, linguists, cognitive experts, journalists,…

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  • Gunter Grass and Norman Mailer Interview
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    Gunter Grass and Norman Mailer Interview

    Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gunter Grass and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer discussed their life and work with novelist Andrew O’Hagan on stage before an audience. Gunter Grass and then Norman…

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    Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing

    Ms. French sits down with Ms. Atwood to talk about her life and career in writing, which is also the topic of her most recent book, Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing. Ms. Atwood is…

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  • New York Public Library and Rare Book Collection
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    New York Public Library and Rare Book Collection

    In an interview held in his historic office, Dr. LeClerc talked about the Humanities and Social Sciences Library of the New York Public Library and displayed a number of rare books. He described…

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  • Why Read the Classics
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    Why Read the Classics?

    Four writers of poetry, fiction, literary essays and criticism discussed the question “Why read the classics?” The panelists explored issues related to the classics, including: the various connotations…

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  • emThe New Yorkerem Book Awards
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    The New Yorker Book Awards

    To mark the 75th anniversary of The New Yorker magazine, awards were presented for notable books in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and other categories. Each winner was announced by an author…

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  • Craft of Humor Writing
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    Craft of Humor Writing

    Mr. Buckley talked about the art of humor writing, the difficulty in choosing a title, and the reactions he had received from editors and publishers. After his remarks he answered questions…

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    Hand to Mouth

    Professor Wood questioned Mr. Auster about his memoir, Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure. The book describes his experiences as a young, struggling novelist. Mr. Auster also took…

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  • Book Publishing Dead or Alive
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    Book Publishing: Dead or Alive?

    A forum was held to discuss the state of the publishing industry, which was moderated by Mr. Auletta. They talked about the sales of trade books, amount of books being returned and a…

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  • Book of the Month Club
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    Book of the Month Club

    Mr. Tobin talked about how the club operates, specifically how it selects its books. It was founded in 1926 and is currently owned by Time-Warner. He also talked about his career in the…

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  • Book Publishing
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    Book Publishing

    Mr. Bellow talked about his experiences publishing history and political works. He has worked with several conservative authors, such as Dinesh D’Souza, David Brock and Charles Murray, and…

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