Authors on Writing

"Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers"

Paul Dickson

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.  
 

About the Authors

Paul Dickson

Paul Dickson is the author of numerous books, including The Bonus Army: An American Epic and Sputnik: The Shock of the Century.  For more information, visit pauldicksonbooks.com.


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"Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers"

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