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A Gargantuan Error: Quixotic Is Not The Only Word From A Book Character

September 10th, 2015

Episode 245 of 550 episodes

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Bruce Conforth, professor of American culture at the University of Michigan, about words that have entered colloquial language after originating as book characters.

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