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Biography & Autobiography - Literary Figures
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Author: Madison Smartt Bell
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 ...
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Author: Ralph Ellison, John F. Callahan and Marc C. Conner | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman and John F. Callahan
Release Date: December 03, 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...
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Author: Deirdre Bair | Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Release Date: November 12, 2019
National 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 revealing secrets of the biographical art.In 197...
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...
Author: Christopher Benfey | Narrator: Joshua Kane
Release Date: July 09, 2019
A unique exploration of the life and work of Rudyard Kipling in Gilded Age America, from a celebrated scholar of American literature At the turn of the twentieth century, Rudyard Kipling towered over not just English literature but the entire literar...
Author: Dorian Lynskey | Narrator: Andrew Wincott
Release Date: June 04, 2019
"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.”--George Packer, The Atlantic An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Or...
Author: Casey Cep | Narrator: Hillary Huber
Release Date: May 07, 2019
New York Times Best Seller   “Compelling . . . at once a true-crime thriller, courtroom drama, and miniature biography of Harper Lee. If To Kill a Mockingbird was one of your favorite books growing up, you should add Furious Hours to your ...
Author: Brian Jay Jones | Narrator: Mike Chamberlain
Release Date: May 07, 2019
The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. Whimsical and wonderful, his work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. The silly, simple rhymes are a bottomless well...
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...
Author: Claire Harman | Narrator: Andy Secombe
Release Date: March 26, 2019
"Enthralling . . . A page-turner that can hold its own with any one of the many murder-minded podcasts out there."—JezebelFrom the acclaimed biographer--the fascinating, little-known story of a Victorian-era murder that rocked literary London, ...