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Literary Criticism
Lolita in the Afterlife Cover
Author: Jenny Minton Quigley
Release Date: March 16, 2021
A vibrant collection of sharp and essential modern pieces on the perennially controversial Lolita, by a wide range of celebrated writers, edited by the daughter of Lolita's original publisher.In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita was published in the Un...
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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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The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Cover
Author: Bobby Henderson
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Can I get a “ramen” from the congregation?! Behold the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), today’s fastest growing carbohydrate-based religion. According to church founder Bobby Henderson, the universe and all life withi...
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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain Cover
Author: George Saunders
Release Date: January 12, 2021
From the New York Times bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December, a literary masterclass on what makes great stories work, how to become both a better writer and reader, and what they can tell us about ho...
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The Bright Book of Life Cover
Author: Harold Bloom
Release Date: November 24, 2020
In his first book devoted exclusively to narrative fiction, America's most original and controversial literary critic and legendary Yale professor writes trenchantly about fifty-two masterworks spanning the Western tradition.Perhaps no other literary...
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The Power of Adrienne Rich Cover
Author: Hilary Holladay
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...
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Author: Delphine Minoui and Lara Vergnaud | Narrator: Nikki Massoud
Release Date: November 03, 2020
"An urgent and compelling account of great bravery and passion." ―Susan OrleanAward-winning journalist Delphine Minoui recounts the true story of a band of young rebels, a besieged Syrian town, and an underground library built from the rubble o...
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Author: Heather Clark | Narrator: Laura Jennings
Release Date: October 20, 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 ...
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Author: Michiko Kakutani | Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Release Date: October 20, 2020
Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani shares her enthusiasm for more than 100 books in a series of succinct, thought-provoking essays. “Books can connect people across time zones and zip codes, across cult...
Author: Alan Jacobs | Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
Release Date: September 08, 2020
From the author of HOW TO THINK and THE PLEASURES OF READING IN AN AGE OF DISTRACTION, a literary guide to engaging with the voices of the past to stay sane in the presentW. H. Auden once wrote that "art is our chief means of breaking bread with the ...
Author: Avi Steinberg | Narrator: Dustin Rubin
Release Date: August 11, 2020
A memoir about writing a novel about searching for love.Is romance dead? Is that why there are so many vampires in today's romance novels? When Avi Steinberg's love life took a grim turn, he did what he always does: He consulted his old books, the us...
Author: Maggie O'Farrell | Narrator: Ell Potter
Release Date: July 21, 2020
NATIONAL BESTSELLER and WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young, alike. The end of days is near, but life...