Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Ulysses by James Joyce. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Manya Harari, and Max Hayward. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Julie Rose, Adam Gopnik, and James Madden. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
May 6, 2009 — Moby Dick, Ulysses and The Sound and the Fury can cause cold sweats just by coming up on a syllabus, but author Jack Murnighan swears that these classics are packed with humor.
Nov 22, 2008 — Literary translation isn't as straightforward as you might think, especially when the choice of a single word can determine the arc of an entire work.
Jun 6, 2008 — Doctor Zhivago offers a day-by-day portrait of the lives of ordinary Russians through the Revolution of 1917. Nearly 40 years after reading it for the first time, Ursula Le Guin credits Boris Pasternak's sweeping epic for making her the novelist she is today.
May 27, 2007 — Eve Tallman, director of the prize-winning Grand County Public Library in Moab, Utah, kicks off our annual summer reading series with a handful of books she's set aside for the season.