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Weekly Round-Up: Howard Zinn, WALDEN, and Stephen King

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From a book-banning bill to Stephen King's new collaboration, here's the latest literary news.

The Ploughshares Round-Down: “Not Everything We Need Is In Ourselves”

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Creation is often imagined as inherently isolated and intimate: a Walden Pond-esque activity improved by seclusion and destroyed by wifi, phone calls, and . . . well, friends. So I’ve been thrilled this month to see a few books being celebrated for challenging the Lone Genius Myth: Walter Isaacson’s The Innovators, Joshua Wolf Shenk’s Powers