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Author: Hal Brands and Charles Edel | Narrator: Marc Cashman
Release Date: May 14, 2019
An eloquent call to draw on the lessons of the past to address current threats to international orderThe ancient Greeks hard-wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding just how badly thin...
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Author: Harold Bloom | Narrator: Stephen Mendel
Release Date: April 16, 2019
In arguably his most personal and lasting book, America's most daringly original and controversial critic gives us brief, luminous readings of more than eighty texts by canonical authors-- texts he has had by heart since childhood.Gone are the polemi...
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Author: Lucasta Miller | Narrator: Elizabeth Jasicki
Release Date: March 05, 2019
A lost nineteenth-century literary life, brilliantly rediscovered--Letitia Elizabeth Landon, hailed as the female Byron; she changed English poetry; her novels, short stories, and criticism, like Byron though in a woman's voice, explored the dark sid...
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Author: Emily Bernard | Narrator: Emily Bernard
Release Date: January 29, 2019
An extraordinary, exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race--in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way--in twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays that explore, up-close, the complexities and paradoxes, the haunting memor...
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Author: Katharine Smyth | Narrator: Brittany Pressley
Release Date: January 29, 2019
A wise, lyrical memoir about the power of literature to help us read our own lives—and see clearly the people we love most.“Transcendent.”—The Washington Post • “You’d be hard put to find a more moving ap...
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Author: Ha Jin | Narrator: David Shih
Release Date: January 15, 2019
From the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting: a narratively driven, deeply human biography of the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai—also known as Li PoIn his own time (701–762), Li Bai's poems—shaped by Daoist thought and character...
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Author: Stephen Fry, William Shakespeare and James Anthony | Narrator: Various
Release Date: November 13, 2018
An enlightening and entertaining collection of the most esteemed love poems in the English canon, retold in contemporary language everyone can understand   James Anthony has long enjoyed poetry with a strict adherence to beat, rhythm, and rhymin...
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Author: Hilary Spurling | Narrator: Jonathan Cowley
Release Date: November 06, 2018
The author of the award-winning Matisse: A Life gives us the definitive biography of writer Anthony Powell--and takes us deep into the heart of twentieth-century London's literary life.Insightful, lively, and enthralling, this biography is as much a ...
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Author: Caroline Weber | Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Release Date: May 22, 2018
From the author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion--a brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guerma...
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Author: Orhan Pamuk | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: March 06, 2018
In the three decades that Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk has devoted himself to writing fiction, he has also produced scores of witty, moving, and provocative essays and articles. He engages the work of Nabokov, Kundera, Rushdie, and Vargas L...
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Author: Zadie Smith | Narrator: Nikki Amuka-Bird
Release Date: February 13, 2018
From Zadie Smith, one of the most beloved authors of her generation, a new collection of essays Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one of the world's pr...
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Author: Orhan Pamuk and Nazim Dikbas | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: February 06, 2018
From the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, an inspired, thoughtful, and deeply personal book about reading and writing novels.  In this fascinating set of essays, based on the talks he delivered at Harvard University as part of the distinguished Nor...
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