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In Memoriam: Leonard Cohen, Songwriter, Poet, Novelist

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While Leonard Cohen’s songs will remain his main legacy, it’s worth considering his other literary efforts, including nine books of poetry and two novels.

Literature, Music, TV | Arts Previews, Apr. 2017, Pt. 4

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Bloom, Harold. Falstaff: Give Me Life. Scribner. Apr. 2017. 176p. ISBN 9781501164132. $22; ebk. ISBN 9781501164156. LITERATURE Distinguished critic Bloom, known especially for his Shakespeare scholarship, shows us why Falstaff—central to the three Henry plays—is considered Shakespeare’s greatest comic character. As Bloom explains, readers experience Falstaff differently as they move through life, which clarifies how […]

Reading Bob Dylan

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Here are a few recommended reads about the Nobel-winning troubadour, rock and roll’s poetry man.

An Audiobook About Audiobooks | Audio in Advance November 2016 | Nonfiction

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Nonfiction audiobooks publishing in November 2016

Memoirs from Phil Collins, Arnold Palmer, & Marina Abramovic | Audio in Advance October 2016 | Nonfiction

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Audio memoirs, biographies, history, and more publishing in October 2016

Carol Burnett, Tracy Kidder, & Tom Rinaldi | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Nonfiction

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Nonfiction audiobooks coming out in September 2016

Hip-Hop History & Music Memoirs | Audio in Advance August 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Music-related audiobooks releasing in August 2016

Queen Victoria, Pixar, Space Travel, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Nov. 2016, Pt. 4

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Alvarez, Walter. A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves. Norton. Nov. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9780393292695. $26.95. SCIENCE/COSMOLOGY If you’re familiar with the “Impact Theory,” which blames dinosaur extinction on a crash-landed asteroid, then you’re familiar with Berkeley geologist Alvarez; he originated the idea. Here he argues that Big History, which […]

Music & Art, April 2016 | Best Sellers

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Atwood, Hajdu, Semple, & Zink | Barbara’s Picks, Oct. 2016, Pt. 3

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Atwood, Margaret. Hag-Seed. Hogarth: Crown. (Hogarth Shakespeare.) Oct. 2016. 256p. ISBN 9780804141291. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780804141307. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. LITERARY FICTION Now that Jeanette Winterson, Howard Jacobson, and Anne Tyler have all had a go at contemporizing Shakespeare via the “Hogarth Shakespeare” series (purveyed by Penguin Random House companies in eight countries, with rights sold […]