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Biography & Autobiography - Literary Figures
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Author: Shirley Jackson, Laurence Hyman and Bernice M. Murphy
Release Date: July 13, 2021
A bewitchingly brilliant collection of never-before-published letters from the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill Housei must stop writing letters and get to writing a novel.Shirley Jackson is one of the most import...
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Yours, For Probably Always Cover
Author: Janet Somerville
Release Date: May 18, 2021
Before email, when long distance telephone calls were difficult and expensive, people wrote letters, often several each day. Today, those letters provide an intimate and revealing look at the lives and loves of the people who wrote them. When the aut...
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Hearing Homer's Song Cover
Author: Robert Kanigel | Narrator: Richard Poe
Release Date: April 27, 2021
From the acclaimed biographer of Jane Jacobs and Srinivasa Ramanujan comes the first full life and work of arguably the most influential classical scholar of the twentieth century, who overturned long-entrenched notions of ancient epic poetry and enl...
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Author: Hermione Lee | Narrator: Stephen Crossley
Release Date: February 23, 2021
One of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights, drawing on a wealth of new materials and on many conversations with himOne of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights, drawi...
Author: Abraham Riesman | Narrator: Vikas Adam
Release Date: February 16, 2021
The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture—at a steep personal cost “A biography that reads like a thriller or a whodunit . . . scrupulousl...
Author: Selina Hastings | Narrator: Anne Flosnik
Release Date: February 02, 2021
The first biography of the universally acclaimed British writer, Sybille Bedford, by the celebrated author of books about Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh.Passionate, liberated, fiercely independent, Sybille Bedford was a writer and a journalist, the a...
Author: Joan Didion | Narrator: Hilton Als and Kimberly Farr
Release Date: January 26, 2021
*A New York Times Best Seller* From one of our most iconic and influential writers: a timeless collection of mostly early pieces that reveal what would become Joan Didion's subjects, including the press, politics, California robbe...
Author: Isaac Asimov | Narrator: Jon Lindstrom
Release Date: December 15, 2020
Arguably the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived, Isaac Asimov also possessed one of the most brilliant and original minds of our time. His accessible style and far-reaching interests in subjects ranging from science to humor to history ea...
Author: Kurt Vonnegut and Edith Vonnegut | Narrator: Edith Vonnegut and Lucas Hedges
Release Date: December 01, 2020
A never-before-seen collection of deeply personal love letters from Kurt Vonnegut to his first wife, Jane, compiled and edited by their daughter“If ever I do write anything of length—good or bad—it will be written with you in mind.&...
Author: Hilary Holladay | Narrator: Maggi-Meg Reed
Release Date: November 17, 2020
The first comprehensive biography of Adrienne Rich, feminist and queer icon and internationally revered National Book Award winning poet.Adrienne Rich was the female face of American poetry for decades. Her forceful, uncompromising writing has more t...
Author: Heather Clark | Narrator: Laura Jennings
Release Date: October 27, 2020
“Finally, the biography that Sylvia Plath deserves . . . A spectacular achievement.” —Ruth Franklin, author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted LifeThe highly anticipated new biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her ...
Author: Jay Parini | Narrator: Fred Sanders
Release Date: August 18, 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 ...