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Non-Fiction

Reading Wars presented by The New York Review of Books

Reading and writing have rarely been as politicized in the US as they are today. While GOP governors and legislators enact bans on books and syllabuses they see as undermining core American values—targeting works that touch on race, gender, and sexuality—some on the Left have argued for purging syllabuses of once-canonical authors and even altering language in texts now perceived as insensitive to those same issues. Join New York Review contributors Francine Prose, Laura Marsh and Julian Lucas in a conversation about today’s crises in reading and writing, moderated by The New York Review of Books Editor-at-Large Daniel Mendelsohn.

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