May 21

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Conversation: Isabel Allende

"Island Beneath the Sea," by author Isabel Allende, is set in the early 19th-century, amid colonial powers and slavery, and a chaotic period in Caribbean history. It also involves two places very much in the news in our own time:…

May 06

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This year, C.K. Williams is out with two volumes: "Wait," a collection of new poems, and "On Whitman," an exploration of the work and genius of that great American poet.

Feb 19

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Jeffrey Brown talks Alberto Manguel, author of "The Library at Night," a series of essays on the "idea" of the library through time and place, from ancient Alexandria to cyberspace, with stops along the way at his personal library of…

In another in our series, "The Next Chapter of Reading," Jeffrey Brown talks to Wired staff writer Priya Ganapati, who is at the International Consumer Electronics Show, about what she's seeing in the latest e-reader products.

Dec 31

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A Look at Google Books

In another in our series about the future of literature and literacy, Spencer Michels looks at internet giant Google's controversial plan to offer millions of books online.

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