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Biography & Autobiography - Literary Figures
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Author: Maggie Doherty
Release Date: May 19, 2020
An important debut work of narrative nonfiction: 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, stepping outside the domestic ...
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Author: 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: Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Release Date: April 21, 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?"Not everything is lost. Responsibility cannot be lost, it can onl...
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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 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...
Author: Christopher Benfey | Narrator: Joshua Kane
Release Date: July 09, 2019
A New York Times Notable Book of 2019A 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...
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 ...