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Author: Cathy Park Hong | Narrator: Cathy Park Hong
Release Date: February 25, 2020
A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged exploration of the psychological condition of being Asian American, by an award-winning poet and essayistHow do we speak honestly about the Asian American condition--if such a thing exists?Poet and essayist Ca...
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Author: Toni Morrison
Release Date: January 14, 2020
The Nobel Prize-winning author now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race.Toni ...
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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: Sara Wheeler | Narrator: Sara Wheeler
Release Date: November 05, 2019
With the writers of the Golden Age as her guides—Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gogol, and Turgenev, among others—Sara Wheeler searches for a Russia not in the news, traveling from rinsed northwestern beet fields and the Far Eastern Arctic tundra to t...
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: 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: Nikita Gill | Narrator: Nikita Gill
Release Date: September 03, 2019
Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose retelling the legends of the Goddesses, both great and small, in their own words.With lyrical prose and striking verse, beloved poet Nikita Gi...
Author: Jia Tolentino | Narrator: Jia Tolentino
Release Date: August 06, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—E...
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: Hal Brands and Charles Edel | Narrator: Marc Cashman
Release Date: May 14, 2019
An eloquent call to draw on the lessons of the past to address current threats to international orderThe ancient Greeks hard-wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding just how badly thin...
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...