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Deidre Lynch: Loving Literature--A Cultural History
What is it about books that so smites and enraptures some people?  Our guest today on Thinking Aloud is Deidre Lynch, a professor of English literature at Harvard who studies just this very question.  Her most recent book is entitled Loving Literature: A Cultural History.  In it, Lynch looks at how we love books, why we love books, and how the meaning of that loving has changed over centuries.  If you are a bibliophile or even a scholar of literature, today’s show will help you discover the origin and nature of the passion you feel so strongly.—Original airdate: 5/15/2017

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