The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misrables [Audiobook]

The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misrables [Audiobook]
The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misrables [Audiobook] by David Bellos, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 20 mins | 338.93MB

Les Misérables is among the most popular and enduring novels ever written. Like Inspector Javert’s dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean, its appeal has never waned, but only grown broader in its one-hundred-and-fifty-year life. Whether we encounter Victor Hugo’s story on the page, onstage, or on-screen, Les Misérables continues to captivate while also, perhaps unexpectedly, speaking to contemporary concerns. In The Novel of the Century, the acclaimed scholar and translator David Bellos tells us why.

This enchanting biography of a classic of world literature is written for “Les Mis” fanatics and novices alike. Casting decades of scholarship into accessible narrative form, Bellos brings to life the extraordinary story of how Victor Hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution, a coup d’état, and political exile; how he pulled off a pathbreaking deal to get it published; and how his approach to the “social question” would define his era’s moral imagination. More than an ode to Hugo’s masterpiece, The Novel of the Century also shows that what Les Misérables has to say about poverty, history, and revolution is full of meaning today.

The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing [Audiobook]

The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing [Audiobook]
The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing [Audiobook] by Roy Peter Clark, read by Jefferson Mays
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 10 mins | 222.9MB

Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, offers writing lessons we can draw from 25 great texts.

Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is actually being made.

In The Art of X-Ray Reading, Clark invites you to don your X-ray reading glasses and join him on a guided tour through some of the most exquisite and masterful literary works of all time, from The Great Gatsby to Lolita to The Bluest Eye and many more. Along the way, he shows you how to mine these masterpieces for invaluable writing strategies that you can add to your arsenal and apply in your own writing. Once you've experienced X-ray reading, your writing will never be the same again.

Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces [Audiobook]

Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces [Audiobook]
Help For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces [Audiobook] by Roy Peter Clark, read by Roy Peter Clark
2011 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 7 mins | 223.41MB

The craft of writing offers countless potential problems: The story is too long; the story's too short; revising presents a huge hurdle; writer's block is rearing its ugly head. In Help! For Writers, Roy Peter Clark presents an "owner's manual" for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face.

In his trademark engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers 10 short solutions to each problem. Out of ideas? Read posters, billboards, and graffiti. Can't bear to edit yourself? Watch the deleted scenes feature of a DVD, and ask yourself why those scenes were left on the cutting-room floor. Help! For Writers offers 210 strategies to guide writers to success.

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