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On the Books: August 19

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It was the best of Tide detergent, it was the worst of Tide detergent? The Wall Street Journal wonders whether ads might be coming to a book near you.

Bzzzzz! The word “vuvuzela” has blasted its way into the OED, along with a few other newly recognized terms.

Renowned literary critic Frank Kermode has died at age 90.