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Bookishness: Week of February 20, 2012

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From avant-garde to zeitgeist A new spot for logophiles to while away the hours, a few minutes at a time: Words of the World features a series of short videos exploring the minutiae of assorted words, like their provenances and meanings, made by experts from the University of Nottingham’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures. Literary power couple Elizabeth Barrett and Robert...