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    • Updike

    • By: Adam Begley
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike - a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work. In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers an illuminating portrait of John Updike, the acclaimed novelist, poet, short-story writer, and critic who saw himself as a literary spy in small-town and suburban America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Literary biography at its best

    • By Laurene on 04-05-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Great Nadar

    • The Man Behind the Camera
    • By: Adam Begley
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A recent French biography begins, "Who doesn't know Nadar?" In France, that's a rhetorical question. Of all of the legendary figures who thrived in mid-19th-century Paris - a cohort that includes Victor Hugo, Baudelaire, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas - Nadar was perhaps the most innovative, the most restless, the most modern. The first great portrait photographer, a pioneering balloonist, the first person to take an aerial photograph, and the prime mover behind the first airmail service, Nadar was one of the original celebrity artist-entrepreneurs.

    Regular price: $19.95