Literature Podcasts

The Bill / Shakespeare Project show

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Bill Walthall (UCLA '85 English), a former high school English, Shakespeare, and Drama teacher, will read and blog about each of Shakespeare's plays, from The Comedy of Errors through The Tempest.

By Bill Walthall

The Road to Tinue Podcast show

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A thorough exploration of the world created by Patrick Rothfuss in the KingKiller Chronicle.

By Margaret

Shadows in Zamboula by HOWARD, Robert E. show

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Despite a warning received in the Suq by an elderly desert nomad, Conan stays the night in a cheap tavern in Zamboula, run by Aram Baksh. As night falls, a black Darfarian cannibal enters to drag him away to be eaten. All of the Darfar slaves in the city are cannibals who roam the streets at night. As they only prey on travellers, the people of the city tolerate this and stay locked securely in their homes, while nomads and beggars make sure to spend the night at a comfortable distance from its walls. This night, however, Conan finds a naked woman chasing through the streets after her deranged lover; Conan rescues them from an attack by the cannibals. She tells him that she tried to secure her lover's unending affection via a love potion which instead made a raving lunatic of him. Promising Conan "a reward" in return for his assistance, they attempt to kill the high priest responsible for the man's madness. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Jungle Tales of Tarzan by Burroughs, Edgar Rice show

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Jungle Tales of Tarzan is a collection of twelve loosely-connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, comprising the sixth book in order of publication in his series about the title character Tarzan. Chronologically, the events recounted in it actually occur between chapters 12 and 13 of the first Tarzan novel, Tarzan of the Apes. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Liaisons dangereuses, Les by LACLOS,  Choderlos de show

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<p> D'amants qu'ils étaient, le Vicomte de Valmont et la Marquise de Merteuil sont restés complices dans leurs projets de liaisons et confidents dans leur correspondance, chacun préservant sa réputation aux yeux du monde : d'homme irrésistible pour l'un, de femme respectable pour l'autre. </p> <p> Ils ont, cette fois-ci, jeté leur dévolu sur la Présidente de Tourvel, jeune femme vertueuse et dévote dont l'époux demeure au loin et Cécile Volanges, adolescente à peine sortie du couvent, promise au Comte de Gercourt, dont s'éprend le Chevalier Danceny. </p><p> Si, à force de manipulations, leurs projets aboutissent, la première fera la gloire de son vainqueur, la seconde, le déshonneur de son mari lorsque la chose sera rendue publique. </p><p> Suivons donc le courrier de ces protagonistes, de leurs parents, de leurs amis. Pourrons-nous « ne pas frémir en songeant au malheur que peut causer une seule liaison dangereuse » ?</p>

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Seven H.P. Lovecraft Stories show

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Howard Phillips Lovecraft, better known as H.P. Lovecraft, was an American author of horror, fantasy, poetry and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction and many feel he is the acknowledged master of creepy, weird and unsettling stories. These are seven stories by Lovecraft that literally span his career; some being written when he was barely a teenager and one (The Shunned House) only published after he had died. Most were published in Weird Tales before 1922. Each story is unique and strange in it's own way but all of them come from the same mind that gave us the Cult of Cthulhu and other wonderful tales that generations now have enjoyed for their strangeness that resonates with our own inner fears. Some of these stories explore the depths of the human mind others the depths of human degradation and creepiness. I won't ruin the suspense by telling you which is which. Enjoy. (Summary by phil chenevert)

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Librivox: Mastery of Destiny, The by Allen, James show

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James Allen's inspirational and thought-provoking books have inspired millions. In The Mastery of Destiny , he instructs readers on developing self-control, willpower, concentration, and motivation. Through discipline and mindfulness, we can create a life of unending happiness, prosperity, and, most importantly, self-mastery. (Summary by Andrea Fiore)

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Bauernspiegel, Der by GOTTHELF, Jeremias show

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"Der Bauernspiegel", erschienen 1837, war der erste Roman von Albert Bitzius (1797-1854). Der Name der Hauptfigur aus diesem Werk wurde zugleich sein Schriftstellername: Jeremias Gotthelf. In dem "Bauernspiegel" wird das Bild des Berner (oder genauer, Emmentaler) Dorflebens wirklichkeitsnah, ohne den Versuch, die Mängel oder Schwächen zu übergehen, erzählt. Es ist zwar in Deutsch geschrieben, enthält aber Ausdrücke des Berner Dialekts aus dem Emmertal. Der Schriftsteller Gotthelf selbst war kein Bauer, sondern gehörte als Pfarrer zu der gebildeten Klasse. In dem "Bauernspiegel" wird also nicht erzählt, was er selbst erlebte, sondern was er in seiner Umgebung gesehen hatte. Der Roman war ein großer Erfolg, vor allem, weil es ein Bild des wirklichen Lebens und keine romantisch geschönte Darstellung des Dorflebens im 18. Jahrhundert liefert.

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Huntingtower by BUCHAN, John show

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Dickson McCunn, a respectable, newly retired grocer, plans a walking holiday in the hills of south-west Scotland. He meets a young English poet and finds himself in the thick of a plot involving the kidnapping of a Russian princess, who is held prisoner in the rambling mansion, Huntingtower. This modern fairy-tale is also a gripping adventure story. (Summary by Simon Evers)

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