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Author: Emma Smith |
Release Date: November 15, 2022
A history of one of humankind’s most resilient and influential technologies over the past millennium—the book.Stephen King once said that books are “a uniquely portable magic.” Here, Emma Smith takes readers on a literary...
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ISBN: 9780593628003
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Release Date: November 15, 2022
Richly illustrated with images from Art Spiegelman’s work, Maus Now gathers together many of contemporary culture’s leading critics, authors, and academics on the radical achievement and innovation of Maus more than forty years since its ...
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Author: Haruki Murakami |
Release Date: November 08, 2022
A charmingly idiosyncratic look at writing, creativity, and the author’s own novels.Haruki Murakami’s myriad fans will be delighted by this unique look into the mind of a master storyteller.  In this engaging book, the internati...
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ISBN: 9781524721831
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Author: Nona Willis Aronowitz | Narrator: Nona Willis Aronowitz
Release Date: August 09, 2022
“Intimate, thoughtful, and accessible to anyone struggling with the persistent, maddening inequities of contemporary sex.” –Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of Good and MadFrom Teen Vogue sex and love columnist No...
Author: Elaine Castillo | Narrator: Elaine Castillo
Release Date: July 26, 2022
"Energetically brilliant, warmly humane, incisively funny, it whips the tablecloth from under the setting of contemporary reading, politics and intellectual culture in a literary act of daring.” —Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize winning ...
Author: Clare Mac Cumhaill and Rachael Wiseman | Narrator: Alex Dunmore
Release Date: May 10, 2022
A vibrant portrait of four college friends—Iris Murdoch, Philippa Foot, Elizabeth Anscombe, and Mary Midgley—who formed a new philosophical tradition while Oxford's men were away fighting World War II.The history of European philosophy is...
Author: Dan Koboldt | Narrator: Eunice Wong
Release Date: May 03, 2022
A collection of essays from historians, linguists, martial artists, and other experts to help you write more compelling fantasy by getting the facts rightWhether it's correctly naming the parts of a horse, knowing how lords and ladies address one ano...
Author: Lucasta Miller | Narrator: Sally Scott
Release Date: April 19, 2022
A dazzling new look into the short but intense, tragic life and remarkable work of John Keats, one of the greatest lyric poets of the English language, seen in a whole new light, not as the mythologized Victorian guileless nature-lover, but as the su...
Author: Richard Russo | Narrator: Richard Russo
Release Date: April 19, 2022
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls andOne of the most valuable spaces for an artist is the inner life—the sacred place where, outside of the constraints of time and space, meaning is extracted from raw experience and fashion...
Author: Margo Jefferson | Narrator: Karen Murray
Release Date: April 12, 2022
From "one of our most nuanced thinkers on the intersections of race, class, and feminism (Cathy Park Hong, New York Times bestselling author of Minor Feelings) comes a memoir "as electric as the title suggests" (Maggie Nelson, author of On Freedom). ...
Author: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst | Narrator: Philip Stevens
Release Date: March 01, 2022
A major new biography that takes an unusual and illuminating approach to the great writer—immersing us in one year of his life—from the award-winning author of Becoming Dickens and The Story of Alice.The year is 1851. It's a time of radic...
Author: Margaret Atwood | Narrator: Margaret Atwood and Full Cast
Release Date: March 01, 2022
In this brilliant selection of essays, the award-winning, best-selling author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments offers her funny, erudite, endlessly curious, and uncannily prescient take on everything from whether or not The Handmaid’s ...