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Literary Theory & Criticism

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    On Writing and Worldbuilding

    Volume I


    8 hours 20 min

    Writing advice tends to be full of 'rules' and 'tips' which are either too broad to be helpful or outright wrong. In On Writing and World building, we will discuss specific and applicable ideas to consider, from effective methods of delivering exposition and foreshadowing, to how communication, commerce, and control play into the fall of an empire.ON WRITINGPart I: ProloguesPart II: The First ... Read more

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    Jane Austen Collection: The Complete Novels (Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion...)

    by Jane Austen ...
    Narrated by Karen Savage, Elizabeth Klett ...


    69 hours 30 min

    This audiobook contains the complete novels of Jane Austen in the chronological order of their original publication. - Lady Susan (starts at Chapter 1) - Sense and Sensibility (starts at Chapter 44) - Pride and Prejudice (starts at Chapter 96) - Mansfield Park (starts at Chapter 159) - Emma (starts at Chapter 209) - Persuasion (starts at Chapter 266) - Northanger Abbey (starts at Chapter 292) - ... Read more

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    El infinito en un junco

    La invención de los libros en el mundo antiguo

    by Irene Vallejo ...
    Narrated by Elena Silva ...


    17 hours 59 min

    EL ENSAYO REVELACIÓN DE LA TEMPORADAPREMIO NACIONAL DE ENSAYO 2020De humo, de piedra, de arcilla, de seda, de piel, de árboles, de plástico y de luz...Un recorrido por la vida del libro y de quienes lo han salvaguardado durante casi treinta siglos.Premio el Ojo Crítico de Narrativa 2019Prólogo narrado por la autoraEste es un libro sob... ... Read more

    $28.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed

    by Mike Ripley ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...


    12 hours 54 min

    WINNER OF THE HRF KEATING AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTION CRIME BOOK 2018An entertaining history of British thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed, in which award-winning crime writer Mike Ripley reveals that, though Britain may have lost an empire, her thrillers helped save the world. With a foreword by Lee Child.When Ian Fleming dismissed his books in a 1956 letter to Raymond Chandler ... Read more

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    Leaves of Grass

    by Walt Whitman ...
    Narrated by Robin Field ...


    18 hours 49 min

    One of the great innovative figures in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daring new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. His poems have been woven into the very fabric of the American character and have continued to provide inspiration to people and poets for generations.Leaves of Grass is Whitman's masterpiece, written in a pure, uninhibited style and combining ... Read more

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    Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life beyond Your Wildest Dreams by Gabrielle Bernstein: Key Takeaways, Summary & Analysis Included

    by Ninja Reads ...
    Narrated by Ninja Reads ...


    44 min

    *PLEASE NOTE: This concise summary is unofficial and is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by the original book's publisher or author.*Short on time? Or maybe you’ve already read the book, but need a refresh on the most important takeaways. In a quick, easy listen, you can take the main principles from Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams ... Read more

    $4.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Baker's Coven

    The Great Witches Baking Show

    by Nancy Warren ...
    Narrated by Hollis McCarthy ...


    6 hours 9 min

    Can she bake a winning cake without getting iced?Competition is hotter than the pre-heated ovens as The Great British Baking Competition moves into cake week. Amateur baker Poppy Wilkinson has a lot to deal with, from learning she has talents she never knew about, to trying to keep cool and bake under pressure.She’s also trying to track down the secrets of her parentage. Meanwhile, she’s saved ... Read more

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    The Complete Edition, in a New Translation

    Narrated by John Lee ...


    9 hours 13 min

    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 from the events that gave birth to them, these "mythologies" appear for what they are: the ideology of mass culture. When Roland Barthes's groundbreaking Mythologies ... Read more

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    Trick Mirror

    Reflections on Self-Delusion

    by Jia Tolentino ...
    Narrated by Jia Tolentino ...


    9 hours 46 min

    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.”—EsquireBook Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times • “A whip-smart, challenging book.”—Zadie Smith • “Jia Tolentino could be the Joan Didion of our time.” ... Read more

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    Narrated by Suzanne Toren ...


    14 hours 34 min

    The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes.Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.We ... Read more

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    Sister Outsider

    Essays and Speeches

    by Audre Lorde ...
    Narrated by Robin Eller ...


    7 hours 32 min

    Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and ... Read more

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    Chinesische Redewendung

    by Lydia Walls ...
    Narrated by Fabio von Brasche ...


    36 min

    This is a lot of short stories in Chinese idioms.Dies sind viele Kurzgeschichten in chinesischen Redewendungen. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Poetic Edda

    Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes

    Narrated by Jackson Crawford ...


    6 hours 25 min

    “The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a thirteenth-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological, and literary importance, containing the lion’s share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of ... Read more

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    The Secret History of Wonder Woman

    by Jill Lepore ...
    Narrated by Jill Lepore ...


    9 hours 5 min

    A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminismWonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a ... Read more

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    The Fran Lebowitz Reader

    by Fran Lebowitz ...
    Narrated by Fran Lebowitz ...


    7 hours 2 min

    In the vein of Lebowitz's Netflix limited series, Pretend It's a City —The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together two of the famed author's bestsellers, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies.In "elegant, finely honed prose" (The Washington Post Book World), Lebowitz limns the vicissitudes of contemporary urban life—its fads, trends, crazes, morals, and fashions. By turns ironic, facetious, deadpan, ... Read more

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    A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

    In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life


    14 hours 44 min

    From the New York Times bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.For the last twenty years, George Saunders has been teaching a class on the Russian short story to his MFA students at Syracuse University. In A Swim in a Pond in ... Read more

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    The Spook who Sat by the Door

    by Sam Greenlee ...
    Narrated by Dion Graham ...


    5 hours 57 min

    A classic in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a comment on the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy.Dan Freeman, the "spook who sat by the door," is enlisted in the CIA's elitist espionage program. Upon mastering agency tactics, however, he drops out to train young Chicago ... Read more

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    Proust and the Squid

    The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

    by Maryanne Wolf ...
    Narrated by Kirsten Potter ...


    8 hours 21 min

    Reading is a miracle, because the brain was never wired for written language. This eloquent, accessible look at reading explores how it has transformed our brains, our lives, and the world. It took 2,000 years for written language to develop, and it takes 2,000 days for a child's brain to learn to read. During that time, the brain must literally rearrange itself in order to understand written ... Read more

    $23.07 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Storytelling Animal

    How Stories Make Us Human

    Narrated by Kris Koscheski ...


    5 hours 32 min

    Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. It's easy to say that humans are "wired" for story, but why?In this delightful and original book, Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Great War and Modern Memory

    by Paul Fussell ...
    Narrated by James Anderson Foster ...


    15 hours 44 min

    Winner of both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books, Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory was universally acclaimed on publication in 1970. Today, Fussell's landmark study remains as original and gripping as ever: a literate, literary, and unapologetic account of the ... Read more

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    10 Books That Screwed Up the World

    And 5 Others That Didn't Help

    Narrated by Robertson Dean ...


    6 hours 54 min

    You've heard of the "Great Books"? These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, these "influential" books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet these authors' bad ideas are still popular and pervasive-in fact, they ... Read more

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    Sexual Personae

    Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

    Narrated by Emily Durante ...


    35 hours 15 min

    In this brilliantly original book, Camille Paglia identifies some of the major patterns that have endured in western culture from ancient Egypt and Greece to the present. According to Paglia, one source of continuity is paganism, which, undefeated by Judeo-Christianity, continues to flourish in art, eroticism, astrology, and pop culture. Others, she says, are androgyny, sadism, and the aggressive ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Iliad

    Penguin Classics

    by Homer ...
    Narrated by Steve John Shepherd ...


    17 hours 49 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.This Penguin Classic is performed by Steve John Shepherd, whose theatre credits include Much Ado About Nothing at the Globe, The Good Canary directed by John Malkovich*, Bomber's Moon* and Piaf. His TV and film credits range from the iconic This Life to Silent Witness and Eastenders. This definitive recording includes an introduction by E V Rieu.One of the foremost ... Read more

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    The Literature Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    Narrated by Katherine Press ...


    15 hours 21 min

    Exploring more than 100 of the world's most important literary works and the literary geniuses that created them, this book is the perfect introduction to the subject of literature and writing.The Literature Book features some of the world's most celebrated books, plays, and poetry, including Latin American and African fiction, and best-selling masterpieces from the most renowned authors ever to ... Read more

    $25.00 USD or free with audiobook trial