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Literary Collections - Essays
The New Negro Aesthetic Cover
Author: Jeffrey C. Stewart, Henry Louis Gates and Alain Locke
Release Date: January 18, 2022
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer edits a collection of Alain Locke's influential essays on the importance of the Black artist and the Black imaginationA Penguin ClassicFor months, the philosopher Alain Locke wrestled with the idea of the Negro as Am...
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Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama Cover
Author: Bob Odenkirk | Narrator: Bob Odenkirk
Release Date: January 18, 2022
In this hilarious, heartfelt memoir, the star of Mr. Show, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul opens up about the highs and lows of showbiz, his cult status as a comedy writer, and what it’s like to reinvent himself as an action film ass-kicker ...
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Murakami T Cover
Author: Haruki Murakami and Philip Gabriel
Release Date: November 16, 2021
The international literary icon opens his eclectic closet: Here are photographs of Murakami’s extensive and personal T-shirt collection, accompanied by essays that reveal a side of the writer rarely seen by the public. Considered "the worl...
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Tacky Cover
Author: Rax King
Release Date: November 02, 2021
From James Beard Award-nominated writer of the Catapult column "Store-Bought Is Fine," an irreverent and charming debut essay collection about the joys of low culture and bad taste, exploring coming of age in the 2000s in the age of Hot Topic, Creed,...
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A Nation of Women Cover
Author: Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Luisa Capetillo and Alan West-Durán
Release Date: September 14, 2021
The groundbreaking feminist and socialist writings of Puerto Rican author and activist Luisa CapetilloA Penguin ClassicIn 1915, Puerto Rican activist Luisa Capetillo was arrested and acquitted for being the first woman to wear men's trousers publicly...
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On Freedom Cover
Author: Maggie Nelson
Release Date: September 07, 2021
An expansive, exhilarating work of criticism by one of the most significant writers of our day.So often deployed as a jingoistic, even menacing rallying cry, or limited by a focus on passing moments of liberation, the rhetoric of freedom both rouses ...
On Freedom Cover
Author: Hilton Als | Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Release Date: August 17, 2021
"This book will change you." --Chicago TribuneWhite Girls is about, among other things, blackness, queerness, movies, Brooklyn, love (and the loss of love), AIDS, fashion, Basquiat, Capote, philosophy, porn, Eminem, Louise Brooks, and Michael Ja...
Author: John Green | Narrator: John Green
Release Date: June 22, 2021
A deeply moving and insightful collection of personal essays from #1 bestselling author John Green.The Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphon...
Author: Salman Rushdie | Narrator: Salman Rushdie and Raj Ghatak
Release Date: May 25, 2021
Newly collected, revised, and expanded nonfiction from the first two decades of the twenty-first century—including many texts never previously in print—by the Booker Prize–winning, internationally bestselling authorSalman Rushdie is...
Author: Adrienne Rich, Eula Biss and Dani McClain | Narrator: Gabra Zackman and Nicole Lewis
Release Date: April 27, 2021
Adrienne Rich's influential and landmark investigation concerns both the experience and the institution of motherhood.The experience is her own—as a woman, a poet, a feminist, and a mother—but it is an experience determined by the in...
Author: Jenny Minton Quigley | Narrator: Various, Rebecca Lowman, Vikas Adam, Marisol Ramirez and Paul Bellantoni
Release Date: March 16, 2021
In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was published in the United States to immediate controversy and bestsellerdom. More than sixty years later, this phenomenal novel generates as much buzz as it did when originally published. Central to countles...
Sixteen innovators, creatives, and thought leaders—Austin Channing Brown, Sue Monk Kidd, and Luvvie Ajayi Jones, among others—share intimate stories of uncovering beauty and potential through moments of fear, loss, heartbreak, and uncerta...