About the Program
Paul Dickson looks at the creation of words by authors, which includes the likes of Mark Twain, Chaucer, and Louisa May Alcott. The author reports that Shakespeare created hundreds of words, such as critical, hurry, and bedazzled. He also examines the coinage of words by more contemporary authors, including Kurt Vonnegut who introduced granfallon and science-fiction writer William Gibson who first used cyberspace. Paul Dickson speaks at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.