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Biography & Autobiography - Literary Figures
Hearing Homer's Song Cover
Author: Robert Kanigel
Release Date: April 13, 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...
Hearing Homer's Song Cover
Tom Stoppard Cover
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...
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True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee Cover
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...
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Sybille Bedford Cover
Author: Selina Hastings
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...
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Let Me Tell You What I Mean Cover
Author: Joan Didion | Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Twelve early pieces never before collected that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of Joan Didion.Mostly drawn from the earliest part of her astonishing five-decade career, the wide-ranging pieces in this collection include Didio...
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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...
Love, Kurt Cover
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.&...
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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 ...
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...
Author: Kent Russell | Narrator: 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...