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Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone With the Wind was published 75 years ago this month. A 1936 promotional poster for the book shows heroine Scarlett O'Hara running through the streets as Atlanta burns. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Personal Reflections On 'Gone With The Wind'

by Jesmyn Ward
May 31, 2012 (All Things Considered) — Two authors, Jesmyn Ward and Jodi Picoult, explain how Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind changed their lives as teenagers.

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In mourning: Scarlett broods while Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) woos.

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