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    2011 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest Winners

    The winners of the 2011 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest received their awards during a ceremony at the Library. The program included a talk, "The Thrill of the Hunt: The Serendipitous Pleasures of Book Collecting" by Michael Dirda.

    • Contributor: Dirda, Michael
    • Date: 2011-10-21
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    Michael Dirda Discusses "Classics for Pleasure"

    "Classics are classics not because they are educational, but because people have found them worth reading, generation after generation, century after century. More than anything else, great books speak to us of our own all-too-real feelings, confusions and daydreams." Thus Pulitzer prize-winning critic Michael Dirda introduces his new book, "Classics for Pleasure," a volume of short essays that "point readers to new authors and ...

    • Contributor: Dirda, Michael
    • Date: 2008-03-06
  • Film, Video

    Michael Dirda

    • Contributor: Dirda, Michael
    • Date: 2003-10-04
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    Michael Dirda: 2012 National Book Festival

    Michael Dirda discusses Sherlock Holmes and his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Dirda, Michael
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Film, Video

    An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland

    Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic Michael Dirda, senior editor of the "Washington Post Book World", discussed his new memoir.

    • Contributor: Dirda, Michael
    • Date: 2003-10-14