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    Against Interpretation, and Other Essays

    by Susan Sontag ...
    Narrated by Tavia Gilbert ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 7 min

    Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag’s first collection of essays and is a modern classic. Originally published in 1966, it has never gone out of print and has influenced generations of readers all over the world. It includes the famous essays “Notes on Camp” and “Against Interpretation,” as well as her impassioned discussions of Sartre, Camus, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, Levi-Strauss, ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Radical Sacrifice

    Narrated by Roger Clark ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 56 min

    The modern conception of sacrifice is at once cast as a victory of self-discipline over desire and condescended to as destructive and archaic abnegation. But even in the Old Testament, the dual natures of sacrifice, embodying both ritual slaughter and moral rectitude, were at odds. In this analysis, Terry Eagleton makes a compelling argument that the idea of sacrifice has long been misunderstood. ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    High Heel

    Narrated by Allyson Ryan ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 14 min

    Fetishized, demonized, celebrated, and outlawed, the high heel is central to the iconography of modern womanhood. But are high heels good? Are they feminist? What does it mean for a woman (or, for that matter, a man) to choose to wear them? Meditating on the labyrinthine nature of sexual identity and the performance of gender, High Heel moves from film to fairytale, from foot binding to feminism, ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Contemporary Fiction

    A Very Short Introduction

    Narrated by Christine Williams ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 59 min

    Contemporary fiction is a wide and diverse field, now global in dimension, with an enormous range of novels and writers that continues to grow at a fantastic speed. In this Very Short Introduction, Robert Eaglestone provides a clear and engaging exploration of the major themes, patterns, and debates of contemporary fiction. From genre, form, and experimentalism to the legacies of modernism and ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Romantic Manifesto

    A Philosophy of Literature

    by Ayn Rand ...
    Narrated by Bernadette Dunne ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 22 min

    In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned collection of essays, Ayn Rand throws new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again, Rand demonstrates her bold originality and her refusal to let popular catchphrases and conventional ideas define her sense of the truth.In her ethics Ayn Rand extolled the virtue of selfishness—and in her theory of art she was no less ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors

    by Susan Sontag ...
    Narrated by Tavia Gilbert ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 38 min

    In 1978 Susan Sontag wrote Illness as Metaphor, a classic work described by Newsweek as “one of the most liberating books of its time.” A cancer patient herself when she was writing the book, Sontag shows how the metaphors and myths surrounding certain illnesses, especially cancer, add greatly to the suffering of patients and often inhibit them from seeking proper treatment. By demystifying the ... Read more

    $22.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    So Much Longing in So Little Space

    The art of Edvard Munch

    Narrated by Matthew Waterson ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 52 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of So Much Longing in So Little Space by Karl Ove Knausgaard, read by Matthew Waterson.In So Much Longing in So Little Space, Karl Ove Knausgaard explores the life and work of Edvard Munch. Setting out to understand the enduring power of Munch’s painting, Knausgaard reflects on the essence of creativity, on choosing to be an artist, experiencing the ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fierce Bad Rabbits

    The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books

    by Clare Pollard ...
    Narrated by Clare Pollard ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 34 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about?What has Meg and Mog got to do with Polish embroidery?Why is death in picture books so often represented by being eaten?Fierce Bad Rabbits takes us on an eye-opening journey in a pea-green boat through the history of picture books. From Edward Lear through to Julia Donaldson, Clare Poll... ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

    Understanding What Happens When We Write and Read Novels

    by Orhan Pamuk ...
    Narrated by John Lee ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 10 min

    What happens within us when we read a novel? And how does a novel create its unique effects, so distinct from those of a painting, a film, or a poem? In this inspired, thoughtful, deeply personal book, Orhan Pamuk takes us into the worlds of the writer and the reader, revealing their intimate connections.Pamuk draws on Friedrich Schiller's famous distinction between "naive" poets-who write ... Read more

    $30.69 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    La civilización del espectáculo

    Narrated by Julio García ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 40 min

    En el pasado, la cultura fue una especie de conciencia que impedía dar la espalda a la realidad. Ahora, actúa como mecanismo de distracción y entretenimiento. Escucha La civilización del espectáculo en audiolibro.«La cultura, en el sentido que tradicionalmente se ha dado a este vocablo, está en nuestros días a punto de desaparecer.»Mario Vargas LlosaLa banalización de las artes y la literatura, el ... Read more

    $35.19 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Theory of the Gimmick

    Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form

    by Sianne Ngai ...
    Narrated by Nancy Wu ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 51 min

    A provocative theory of the gimmick as an aesthetic category steeped in the anxieties of capitalism. Repulsive and yet strangely attractive, the gimmick is a form that can be found virtually everywhere in capitalism. It comes in many guises: a musical hook, a financial strategy, a striptease, a novel of ideas. Above all, acclaimed theorist Sianne Ngai argues, the gimmick strikes us both as working ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    الفراديس المصطنعة - في الحشيش والأفيون

    Unabridged

    5 hours 22 min

    يتناول شارل بودلير في هذا الكتاب العلاقة الممكنة بين استعمال المخدّرات والإبداع الشعري متطرقاً إلى تجارب إبداعية أوروبية عديدة، مرتبطة بشكل أو بآخر بالتوظيفات الإبداعية للحشيش والأفيون في الشعر والسرد والموسيقى، مازجاً بين لغة علميّة أساسها البحث التاريخي والملاحظة المباشرة؛ وأسلوب شعري يخلّص هذا الكتاب من طابعه البحثي ويجعله واحداً من الكتب التي يمكن أن نفهم من خلالها الخلفيات الفكرية والجمالية ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Poetics

    by Aristotle ...
    Narrated by Nicholas Khan, Roy McMillan ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 58 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.This Penguin Classic is performed by Nicholas Khan, best known for their role in Transformers. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Malcolm Heath, read by Roy McMillan.One of the most powerful, perceptive and influential works of criticism in Western literary historyIn his near-contemporary account of classical Greek tragedy, Aristotle examines the ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Beginning theory

    An introduction to literary and cultural theory: Fourth edition

    by Peter Barry ...
    Narrated by Lucy Scott ...
    series Beginnings

    Unabridged

    13 hours 25 min

    Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for over two decades. This new and expanded fourth edition continues to offer readers the best single-volume introduction to the field. The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. Unlike many books which assume certain positions ... Read more

    $46.11 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Contra el fascismo

    by Umberto Eco ...
    Narrated by Eugenio Barona ...

    Unabridged

    43 min

    Las catorce claves de Umberto Eco para reconocer el fascismo: un manifiesto urgente.«Umberto Eco cambió nuestra mirada sobre los libros: imprescindibles, pequeños, frágiles, a veces criminales, casi siempre salvadores. Un maestro que nos enseñó a entrelazar la sabiduría y el juego con su estilo sagaz y lúdico, con su asombrosa inventiva y certera lucidez.»Irene Vallejo«Uno de los pensadores más ... Read more

    $15.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    El arte de mentir

    Unabridged

    8 hours 43 min

    Aforismo, ensayos –unos largos, otros breves-, apuntes, reflexiones. La charla íntima se turna con la lección del maestro. Un decálogo, un instructivo, un manual. Todos comparten una sapiencia serena y libre de vanidad, un discurso sembrado de brillantes conclusiones, cuestionamientos fértiles e informes de la experiencia. La Amistad, las bondades y deslealtades del amor, la dureza de los recursos ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mothers, Fathers, and Others

    New Essays

    by Siri Hustvedt ...
    Narrated by Caitlin Thorburn ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 40 min

    'It is Hustvedt's gift to write with exemplary clarity of what is by necessity unclear.' Hilary Mantel, Guardian**Feminist philosophy meets family memoir in a fresh essay collection by the award-winning essayist and novelist Siri Hustvedt, author of the bestselling What I Loved and Booker Prize-longlisted The Blazing World.Siri Hustvedt's relentlessly curious mind and expansive intellect are on ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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