Audio Books Podcasts
Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s short masterpiece about a ranting, slightly mad civil servant. The stylistic inventiveness, and the insights into the absurdities and weakness of humans seem so fresh and incisive today that if published now (a century and a half later) Notes would be considered an avant-garde post-modernist triumph. In some ways this is a heavy text, laden with conversational philosophizing; but the vividness of the narrator make it a wonderful read, and funny. (Review by Hugh McGuire)
Two men visting the US from London meet a pair of charming women who return the visit the following year in London. Romantic intrigues, miscommunication and cultural faux pas abound in this short but delightful novel. (Summary written by Kristen McQuillin)
Mike’s dream of studying and playing cricket at Cambridge are thwarted as his father runs into financial difficulties. Instead, Mike takes on the job of clerk at the “New Asiatic Bank.” Luckily, school friend Psmith, with his boundless optimism and original views, soon joins his department, and together they endeavour to make the best of their new life in London. (Summary written by Gesine)
Just World Books was established in 2010 as a small, independent publishing house with the aim of expanding the range of public discourse on foreign affairs. Just World Books publishes the writing of established and emerging authors turning out the best thinking on key foreign policy issues impacting peoples lives, from the Mideast peace process to the rise of China. Keywords: International Affairs, World Politics, Middle East, Peace, Justice, Defense, Security, Foreign Policy, Palestine, Israel, Afghanistan, War, Defense, Bloggers, Publishing, Books, Authors, Chas Freeman, Laila El-Haddad, Josh Foust, Registan.net, Politics, Opinion
By Helena Cobban
"Specialis Revelio" is the spell to reveal an object’s hidden secrets or magical properties, and that’s exactly what we do on this podcast. We’ll be starting at the beginning of the series and taking you through chapter by chapter, making connections with later books and revealing hidden things we haven’t discovered yet. We’ll also be uncovering some questions we never thought to ask. I’d like to note that this podcast is meant for diehard fans rather than brand new readers. Even though we'll be going chapter by chapter, we won’t be touching on everything that happens since most listeners will have read the books multiple times. There will also be spoilers galore. We’ll mostly be focusing on connections between later books, new findings and questions for discussion, news and a little trivia for fun!
By Specialis Revelio
Welcome to PodLit, a program for writers, readers, teachers, students and anyone else interested in contemporary literature. PodLit is a series of audio programs devoted to news, interviews and commentary about literary activities, literary life and writers and editors.
By Creative Nonfiction