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Biography & Autobiography - Literary Figures
Author: Eddie S. Glaude Jr. | Narrator: Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Release Date: September 14, 2020
James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. In the era of Trump, what can we learn from his struggle? “Searing, provocative, and ultimately hopeful . . ....
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Author: Jay Parini
Release Date: August 04, 2020
An apprentice writer has an entirely unexpected encounter with literary genius Jorge Luis Borges that will profoundly alter his life and work. A poignant and comic literary coming-of-age memoir. "This is a jewel of a book." --Ian McEwanIn 1971 Jay Pa...
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Author: Nicholson Baker | Narrator: Nicholson Baker
Release Date: July 21, 2020
A major new work, a hybrid of history, journalism, and memoir, about the modern Freedom of Information Act – FOIA – and the horrifying, decades-old government misdeeds that it is unable to demystify, fro...
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Author: Kent Russell
Release Date: July 07, 2020
A wickedly smart, funny, and irresistibly off-kilter account of an improbable thousand-mile journey on foot into the heart of modern Florida, the state that Russell calls "America Concentrate."In the summer of 2016, Kent Russell--broke, at loose ends...
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Author: Maggie Doherty | Narrator: Rebecca Lowman
Release Date: May 19, 2020
The timely, never-before-told story of five brilliant, passionate women who, in the early 1960s, converged at the newly founded Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study and became friends as well as artistic collaborators, and who went on to shape t...
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Author: Benjamin Taylor | Narrator: Benjamin Taylor
Release Date: May 19, 2020
A deeply felt, beautifully crafted meditation on friendship and loss in the vein of A Year of Magical Thinking, and a touching portrait of Philip Roth from his closest friend.I had a baseball question on the tip of my tongue: What was the name of "th...
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Author: Madison Smartt Bell | Narrator: Mark Deakins
Release Date: March 17, 2020
The first and definitive biography of one of the great American novelists of the postwar era, the author of Dog Soldiers and A Flag for Sunrise, and a penetrating critic of American power, innocence, and corruptionRobert Stone (1937-2015), probably ...
Author: Ralph Ellison, John F. Callahan and Marc C. Conner | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman and John F. Callahan
Release Date: December 17, 2019
A radiant collection of letters from the renowned author of Invisible Man that trace the life and mind of a giant of American literature, with insights into the riddle of identity, the writer’s craft, and the story of a changing nation over six...
Author: Deirdre Bair | Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Release Date: November 12, 2019
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearNational Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and reveali...
Author: Thomas Travisano | Narrator: Bronson Pinchot
Release Date: November 05, 2019
An illuminating new biography of one of the greatest American poets of the twentieth century, Elizabeth Bishop Elizabeth Bishop's friend James Merrill once observed that "Elizabeth had more talent for life—and for poetry—than anyone else ...
Author: Ahmet Altan and Yasemin Congar | Narrator: Adam Alexi-Malle, Philippe Sands and Elizabeth Knowelden
Release Date: October 01, 2019
A resilient Turkish writer's inspiring account of his imprisonment that provides crucial insight into political censorship amidst the global rise of authoritarianism.The destiny I put down in my novel has become mine. I am now under arrest like the h...
Author: Patti Smith | Narrator: Patti Smith
Release Date: September 24, 2019
From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.Following a run of New Year's concer...