First Wednesdays

Free Public Talks at Libraries around Vermont

Dictionary Days: A Defining Passion

Amherst College professor Ilan Stavans shares extraordinary and often hilarious anecdotes about dictionaries through the ages, while reflecting on a life dedicated to honoring words.

This video was recorded at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier on October 2, 2019. 

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