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Danse Macabre

Stephen King

The author whose boundless imagination and storytelling powers have redefined the horror genre, from 1974's Carrie to his new epic Under the Dome, reflects on the very nature of terror - what scares us and why - in films (both cheesy ...

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Published: Feb 2010

Sucker's Portfolio: A Collection of P...

Kurt Vonnegut

Available for the first time, Sucker's Portfolio showcases a collection of seven never before published works from Kurt Vonnegut, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Short, sardonic, and dark, these six brief fiction stor...

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Published: May 2013

A Tale of Two Cities & Great Expectat...

Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities: The "two cities" are Paris in the time of the French Revolution, and London. Dr. Manette, a French physician, having been called in to treat a young peasant and his sister, realizes that they have be...

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Published: Dec 2010

Such, Such Were the Joys and Other Es...

George Orwell

Viewed as too libelous to print in England until 1968, the title essay in this collection reveals the abuse Orwell experienced as a child at an expensive and snobbish boarding school and offers insights into his lifelong concern for t...

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Published: Jan 2010

Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses

Isabel Allende

New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende celebrates the pleasures of the sensual life in this rich, joyful and slyly humorous book, a combination of personal narrative and treasury of erotic lore. ...

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Published: Jun 2020

Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in...

Roland Barthes

What is astrology? Fiction for the bourgeoisie. The Tour de France? An epic. The brain of Einstein? Knowledge reduced to a formula. Like iconic images of movie stars or the rhetoric of politicians, they are fabricated. Once isolated f...

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Published: Mar 2012

Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures a...

Michael Chabon

“Chabon has always been a magical prose stylist, adept at combining the sort of social and emotional detail found in Philip Roth’s Goodbye, Columbus stories with the metaphor-rich descriptions of John Updike and John Irvin...

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Published: Mar 2021

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-absorbed: ...

Meghan Daum

One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all-a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children-be...

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Published: Aug 2015

The Complete Essays of Montaigne

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

"A faithful translation is rare; a translation which preserves intact the original text is very rare; a perfect translation of Montaigne appears impossible. Yet Donald Frame has realized this feat. One does not seem to be reading...

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Published: Sep 2014

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understan...

David Hume

Published in 1748, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is Scottish empiricist philosopher David Hume's distillation of his mature philosophy. Addressing themes including the limits of human understanding, the compatibility of fr...

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Published: Jun 2011

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl...

Harriet Jacobs

Published in 1861, Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an autobiographical account of the author's experiences as a slave in nineteenth-century North Carolina, from her relatively happy childhood to the brutality...

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Published: Jun 2011

Lasting Impressions

V. S. Pritchett

The essays in Lasting Impressions have never before appeared in audiobook form and together they make up, in the author's own words, ‘a journey through different countries and different generations’. The subjects range from Bruce ...

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Published: Aug 2016

The Living Novel

V. S. Pritchett

The critical essays of V.S. Pritchett are unparalleled for their wit, geniality, subtlety and profound good sense. His survey of writers ranges from Fielding and Smollett to Conrad, D.H. Lawrence, Nathanael West and William Golding......

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Published: Jul 2016

Living Out Loud

Anna Quindlen

"A panopticon of life in this decade, sure to be valuable to future social historians She touches on life, love, home, family, work, men, women, children and issues large and small."Chicago TribuneThe voice is Anna Quindlen'...

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Published: Nov 2018

Citizen: An American Lyric

Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentiona...

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Published: Apr 2015

The Harvest Gypsies: On the Road to t...

John Steinbeck

Gathered in this important volume are seven newspaper articles on migrant farm workers that John Steinbeck wrote for The San Francisco News in 1936, three years before The Grapes of Wrath. With the inquisitiveness of an investigative ...

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Published: Dec 2020

Walden, and Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau

MP3 CD FormatIn 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the small town of Concord for the country. Beside the lake of Walden he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature to observe an...

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Published: Sep 2019

De Profundis

Oscar Wilde

MP3 CD FormatWritten during his time in Reading jail, De Profundis is Oscar Wilde's moving letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, whose relationship with Wilde led to the poet's imprisonment. Here Wilde repudiates Lord Alfred and reflects on ...

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Published: Oct 2019

The Blue Jay's Dance: A Memoir of Ear...

Louise Erdrich

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Published: Jun 2021

Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love L...

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Published: Mar 2021

Distrust That Particular Flavor

William Gibson

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Published: Jan 2012

Words Are My Matter: Writings About L...

Ursula K. Le Guin

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Published: Feb 2018

Plato: On Love

Plato

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Published: Mar 2021
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