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Exquisite Writing Leaves an Impression

by | December 19, 2021

By James Haught When the West Virginia Book Festival was canceled because of the Kanawha library’s money crisis, a pang of loss was felt among lovers of writing. Then longtime Gazette staffer Susan Williams asked readers to remember special books that affected their lives. All this prodded me to ponder the amazing power of language,… Read more »

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An Evening with Steven Pinker at the Toronto Reference Library (TPL), Bram and Bluma Appel Salon

by | October 25, 2014

Last night Steven Pinker, the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary and author of many award winning books, including: The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, and The Better Angels of Our Nature, was the guest of honour at the Toronto Reference… Read more »

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