Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman

One of the Middle East's most celebrated writers, Rabih Alameddine, discusses his novel An Unnecessary Woman, an intimate and moving portrait of a reclusive book-loving...

Warriors, Witches, Women Mythology's Fiercest Females

Meet mythology's fifty fiercest females in this modern retelling of the world's greatest legends.From feminist fairies to bloodsucking temptresses, half-human harpies and...

Literature is the best thing that ever happened to mankind

About the BookThe poem depicts the relationship between literature and life.It is an expression of how literature has an impact on our society and the way we relate to...

Detectives in the Shadows A Hard-Boiled History

Steadfast in fighting crime, but operating outside the police force—and sometimes even the law—is the private detective. Driven by his own moral code, he is a shadowy figure...

Nathan Englander, Dinner at the Center of the Earth

Pulitzer finalist and bestselling author Nathan Englander will be joined by author Mira Jacob (The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing) to discuss his new, "many-splendored" (The New...

Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow recounts the story of Count Alexander Rostov. In 1922, on the heels of the Russian Revolution, the Count is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik...

1984

This CliffsNotes study guide on George Orwell's 1984 supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a...

The Art of Cruelty A Reckoning

Today both reality and entertainment crowd our fields of vision with brutal imagery. The pervasiveness of images of torture, horror, and war has all but demolished the...

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

A dialogue between David Gergen and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, author of Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture.

C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity A Biography

Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis's eloquent and winsome defense of the Christian faith, originated as a series of BBC radio talks broadcast during the dark days of World War Two....

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