"Manly health!" Whitman wrote in the New York Atlas. "Is there not a kind of charm --€” a fascinating magic in the words?" The poet is seen here in an engraving that appeared in several editions of Leaves of Grass. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Song Of My Self-Help: Follow Walt Whitman's 'Manly Health' Tips (Or Maybe Don't)
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Activist, Professor, Historian — Now A Poetry Pulitzer Prize Winner
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George Plimpton Reissues Books That Took Us Inside The Game
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Chilean writer and poet Pablo Neruda, after being awarded the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature. STF/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Lost Neruda' Can Now Be Found In 'Then Come Back'
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Following in the footsteps of authors like Charles Dickens, Julian Fellowes will release Belgravia as a serial. Kevin Day hide caption

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'Downton' Creator Brings Drama On The Installment Plan In 'Belgravia'
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Robert McCloskey was still a young artist when he brought a crate of ducks back to his studio apartment to do some sketches. Since then, the plucky Mallard family (Jack, Lack, Mack, et al.) has charmed its way into our hearts. Penguin Young Readers Group hide caption

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Make Way For Celebration: These Ducklings Are Turning 75
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Beverly Cleary, shown during a story hour in the park, was a children's librarian before she became an author. "Boys particularly asked: Where were the books about kids like us? And there weren't any at that time," she recalls. Courtesy of HarperCollins hide caption

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Beverly Cleary Is Turning 100, But She Has Always Thought Like A Kid
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As Beverly Cleary Prepares To Turn 100, Readers Cherish Memories
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Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley star in the film adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, a book that's been celebrated for its depiction of positive consent. James Bridges/20th Century Fox/AP Photo hide caption

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When Talking About Sexual Consent, YA Books Can Be A Parent's Best Friend
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British politician Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine, make a toast upon their arrival in Switzerland in August 1946. Stories of Churchill's special relationship with alcohol are legendary — and champagne was his truest passion. A new book reveals the extent to which that passion imperiled his already threadbare bank balance. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Writer Jim Harrison set his stories in the American wilderness. "I like outside better than inside," he said. Raphael Gaillarde/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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Jim Harrison, 'Legends Of The Fall' Author, Dies At 78
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Actor Henry Godinez as the philosophy professor Oscar Amalfitano, in "Part II: The Part About Amalfitano," from the Goodman Theatre's lengthy production of 2666. Liz Lauren/Goodman Theatre hide caption

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Have 5 Hours To Spare? See Bolaño's Epic '2666' Onstage
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Bartender Sunny Balzano (left) transformed a longshoremen's bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn into a local institution. He's pictured above with Tim Sultan, who recounts Balzano's story in Sunny's Nights. Evan Sung hide caption

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Longtime Brooklyn Bartender Who Inspired 'Sunny's Nights' Has Died
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When Apple launched its first iPad back in 2010, the company also unveiled an e-books marketplace. Federal courts say the company broke antitrust laws by setting prices with book publishers to target Amazon and its Kindle reader. Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Pat Conroy at a benefit reading for actor Frank Muller in 2002 in New York City. Jeffrey Vock/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Pat Conroy, A Master Who Used His Tortured Life To Tell Stories
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Gary Shulze, 66, and Pat Frovarp, 75, sit in Once Upon A Crime, the Minneapolis bookstore they ran for 14 years. On when they first met: "Well, Gary was pretty doggone cute," says Frovarp. "There's no doubt about it." Nancy Rosenbaum for NPR hide caption

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The Final Chapter Of A Tale Of Books, Love And Mystery In Minneapolis
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A Writer-Engineer's Historical Fiction Hack: Add Dragons
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Austin Reed was an indentured servant who set fire to his employer's farmhouse after he was whipped for "idleness." Reed was sent to The House of Refuge, the nation's first juvenile reformatory, and later sentenced to serve in New York's Auburn State Prison (above) in 1840. Courtesy of Penguin Random House hide caption

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Written Behind Bars, This 1850s Memoir Links Prisons To Plantations
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The 'Girl' In The Title: More Than A Marketing Trend
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