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Enough With Literature as Self-Improvement!
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A Book So Good You Have to Put It Down, Then Pick It Back Up
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How Dr. Seuss Responded to Critics Who Called Out His Racism
You’re Pronouncing Dr. Seuss’ Name Wrong
The Strange Beauty of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Human Inhumans
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