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Once Marilyn Monroe vamped "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," the 1925 bestselling novel was all but forgotten. Stanford hopes to restore the balance with its seasonal book club event. (By Cynthia Haven)

 

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By Brooke Donald

Adam Johnson, an associate professor of English at Stanford, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Orphan Master's Son, his novel set in North Korea.

The Pulitzer committee called the book "an…

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Andrew Bricker, 2007 Ph.D. Cohort,  will participate in a three-year program, the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography, whose aim is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities.

 

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Stanford's book club for short, overlooked masterpieces considers the 1941 novel "The Wife of Martin Guerre," once called "one of the most significant short novels in English." It's laden with historical links to a suspicious death on the…

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A new book club will focus on short masterpieces that "have not earned the readership they deserve," according to English Professor Tobias Wolff. The first is William Maxwell's So Long, See You Tomorrow. (By Cynthia Haven)