Claire Messud: The Woman Upstairs

The New York Times best-selling author of the literary page-turner The Emperor's Children discusses her richly drawn new novel with Meghan O'Rourke (The Long Goodbye). Her latest...

The Everything Guide to C.S. Lewis & Narnia Explore the Magical World of Narnia and the Brilliant Mind Behind it

Now, more than ever, the works of C.S. Lewis enthrall and entertain listeners of all ages. But who was this man of intellect and imagination? The Everything Guide to C.S. Lewis...

Richard Russo: Empire Falls

In his novel Empire Falls, author Richard Russo tells the stories of Empire Grill manager Miles Roby and the residents of a blue-collar town in Maine. In this interview, Russo...

Aeneid

This CliffsNotes study guide on Publius Vergilius Maro's (known as Virgil) Aeneid supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an...

W.G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn

Rick Moody (The Ice Storm), Dinaw Mengestu (All Our Names), and Hari Kunzru (Gods Without Men) lead a spirited conversation of Sebald's classic. Denis O'Hare (American Horror...

Nicole Krauss, Forest Dark

Join bestselling author Nicole Krauss to discuss her upcoming new novel, Forest Dark, an intellectual, humorous, provocative book exploring life and God through the eyes of two...

TinTin The Pocket Essential Guide

The silhouette of Tintin - a young man wearing golf trousers, running with a white fox terrier by his side - is easily one of the most recognisable visual icons of the modern...

Michael Chabon Blends Fact and Fiction to Create ‘a Truth’

In his new book, Moonglow: A Novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon blurs the line between truth and fiction, placing historical figures and true stories in a world...

The American Adrenaline Narrative

The American Adrenaline Narrative considers the nature of perilous outdoor adventure tales, their gendered biases, and how they simultaneously promote and hinder ecological...

Common Sense

Common Sense is a pamphlet advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Writing in clear and persuasive prose, Paine marshaled moral and...

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