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The Enduring Legacy Of Jane Austen's 'Truth Universally Acknowledged'

NPR Books - July 25, 2017 - 10:09am

Linguist Geoff Nunberg describes the opening sentence to Pride and Prejudice as a "masterpiece of indirection" that is frequently repurposed, but whose irony is never matched.

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'The World Broke In Two': Four Writers, One Transformational Year

NPR Books - July 25, 2017 - 10:00am

Using excerpts from letters and diaries, historian and critic Bill Goldstein follows writers Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, D. H. Lawrence and T. S. Eliot through the tumultuous literary year of 1922.

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Wesley Snipes' Debut Novel Explores Damnation And Salvation

NPR Books - July 25, 2017 - 7:18am

The acclaimed actor's new book is fantasy fiction with heavy religious themes.

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'Game Of Thrones' Season 7, Episode 2: 'You're A Dragon. Be A Dragon'

NPR Books - July 23, 2017 - 11:30pm

In "Stormborn," lots of long-hoarded information was finally shared, and in a massive sea battle, buckles got gruesomely swashed.

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A Veteran TV News Anchor Pens A Prescient Novel In 'Amanda Wakes Up'

NPR Books - July 23, 2017 - 4:05am

Alisyn Camerota's book is about a political newcomer fresh from Hollywood facing off against a female senator. But 2016 similarities aside, the CNN anchor says she wrote it long before the election.

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'Caesar's Last Breath' Is A Breezy History Of Our Atmosphere

NPR Books - July 23, 2017 - 3:00am

Sam Kean's funny, conversational new book reminds us not to take the air we breathe for granted — our atmosphere can tell stories about everything from dinosaurs and Julius Caesar to space flight.

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