Books about Articulate

  1. At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

    by Sarah Bakewell
    An exploration of the key ideas of existentialism and its impact on today's society.

    Paris, near the turn of 1933. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond ... (Goodreads)

  2. The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

    by Sophocles
    Ancient tragedy of a family's fall from grace due to a fateful prophecy.

    English versions of Sophocles’ three great tragedies based on the myth of Oedipus, translated for a modern audience by two gifted poets. Index. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. Rules of Civility

    by Amor Towles
    An ambitious young woman looks to make her mark in 1930s New York, learning the complex rules of high society.

    This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a ... (Goodreads)

  4. Dubliners

    by James Joyce
    Collection of stories about everyday life in Dublin, exploring the Irish psyche.

    This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the ... (Goodreads)

  5. Selected Poems

    by W.H. Auden
    A collection of Auden's most celebrated poems, exploring themes of love, politics, and the human condition.

    This significantly expanded edition of W. H. Auden’s Selected Poems adds twenty poems to the hundred in the original edition, broadening its focus to better reflect the enormous wealth of form, ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Story of Art

    by E.H. Gombrich
    Comprehensive overview of art history, from prehistoric to modern times.

    The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over four decades. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of ... (Goodreads)

  7. Babel-17

    by Samuel R. Delany
    A linguist embarks on a mission to decode a mysterious language, uncovering secrets of an interstellar war.

    During an interstellar war one side develops a language, Babel-17 , that can be used as a weapon. Learning it turns one into an unwilling traitor as it alters perception and thought. The change is ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Time Regained

    by Marcel Proust
    The final volume of "In Search of Lost Time" where the narrator reflects on his past and the meaning of time.

    Much of the film is composed of flashbacks of Marcel's memories of the past. One leads to another in what Proust called involuntary memory triggered by sights, sounds, and smells from the present. ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Death Comes to Pemberley

    by P.D. James
    A murder mystery set in the idyllic village of Pemberley, a sequel to Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice".

    The novel begins in October, 1803, six years after the events in, Pride and Prejudice, which resulted in the marriage of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet . The Prologue and Book One ... (Wikipedia)

  10. When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present

    by Gail Collins
    A comprehensive history of the women's rights movement in America, from the 1960s to present day.

    Gail Collins,, New York Times, columnist and bestselling author, recounts the astounding revolution in women's lives over the past 50 years, with her usual "sly wit and unfussy style" (,People,). ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. The Godfather

    by Mario Puzo
    A mafia family's tumultuous path to power and glory, with unexpected consequences.

    The Godfather—the epic tale of crime and betrayal that became a global phenomenon. Almost fifty years ago, a classic was born. A searing portrayal of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Forsyte Saga

    by John Galsworthy
    Epic tale of an upper-class British family, exploring the clash between traditional values and modernity.

    John Galsworthy, a Nobel Prize-winning author, chronicles the ebbing social power of the commercial upper-middle-class Forsyte family through three generations, beginning in Victorian London during ... (Goodreads)

  13. Memnoch the Devil

    by Anne Rice
    A supernatural journey of temptation, faith, and redemption.

    After stalking and killing Roger, a ruthless but passionate mobster , Lestat is approached by Roger's ghost. Roger asks him to take care of his daughter Dora, a devout and popular televangelist , ... (Wikipedia)

  14. The Scarlet Letter

    by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    A woman's journey of redemption and perseverance, in a world of religious hypocrisy and judgment.

    In Puritan Boston, Massachusetts, a crowd gathers to witness the punishment of Hester Prynne, a young woman who has given birth to a baby of unknown parentage. Her sentence required her to stand on ... (Wikipedia)

  15. The Making of Pride and Prejudice

    by Sue Birtwistle
    A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the beloved BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."

    The BBC’s lavish adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’, starring Colin Firth, was eighteen months in the making and continues to captivate audiences today. This indispensable companion to the series is ... (Goodreads)

  16. Heart of Darkness

    by Joseph Conrad
    A journey into the depths of the human psyche, exploring the darkness of colonialism.

    Aboard the Nellie , anchored in the River Thames near Gravesend , Charles Marlow tells his fellow sailors how he became captain of a river steamboat for an ivory trading company. As a child, Marlow ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Henry IV, Part 2

    by William Shakespeare
    The dying king's struggle to reconcile with his son and secure his kingdom's future.

    The stirring continuation of the themes begun in Henry IV, Part One again pits a rebellion within the State and that master of misrule, Falstaff, against the maturing of Prince Hal. Alternating ... (Goodreads)

  18. المانيفستو

    by مصطفى إبراهيم

    ديوان جديد صدر فى يناير 2013......كحصاد مبدئى لعامين من الثورة و الحياة و أشياء أخرى إنى رأيت اليوم...الصورة من برة و قلت الحسين لسة ....حيموت كمان مرة إنى رأيت اليوم ....فيما يرى الثائر ان الحسين ... (Goodreads)

  19. The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    by Sarah Vowell
    An exploration of American nationalism and identity, weaving in personal stories and reflections.

    Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell—widely hailed ... (Goodreads)

  20. Three Comrades

    by Erich Maria Remarque
    Three German friends struggle to survive in the aftermath of World War I, facing poverty, illness, and political turmoil.

    The city, which never is referred to by name (however, it is likely Berlin), is crowded by a growing number of jobless and marked by increasing violence between left and right. The novel starts in ... (Wikipedia)

  21. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and Other Poems

    by T.S. Eliot
    A collection of poetry exploring themes of melancholy and despair.

    Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherized upon a table; Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets, The muttering retreats Of restless ... (Goodreads)

  22. Mortality

    by Christopher Hitchens
    Reflections on the inevitability of death, drawing on personal and philosophical insights.

    On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22 , Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would ... (Barnes & Noble)

  23. Good Poems

    by Garrison Keillor
    A collection of poems that are accessible, relatable, and enjoyable for readers of all backgrounds and experiences.

    America's beloved author, humorist, and storyteller offers a selection of meaningful and enjoyable poems Every day people tune in to The Writer's Almanac on public radio and hear Garrison Keillor ... (Barnes & Noble)

  24. Auto-da-Fé

    by Elias Canetti
    A reclusive scholar's life is turned upside down by his obsession with a woman and his encounters with eccentric characters in pre-WWII Vienna.

    "Auto-da-Fé" is the story of Peter Kien, a distinguished, reclusive sinologist living in Vienna between the wars. With masterly precision, Canetti reveals Kien's character, displaying the flawed ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Great Indian Novel

    by Shashi Tharoor
    A satirical retelling of India's independence struggle, blending history and mythology to expose the flaws of the nation's leaders.

    The organisation of the sections and chapters of the novel mirrors the organisation of the Mahabharata and the themes and events addressed in each allude to themes and events of the mirrored sections ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Collected Poems, 1909-1962

    by T.S. Eliot
    Exploration of the complexities of life and the human condition, through innovative and experimental verse.

    There is no more authoritative collection of the poetry that Eliot himself wished to preserve than this volume, published two years before his death in 1965., Poet, dramatist, critic, and editor, T. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  27. History of Beauty

    by Umberto Eco
    An exploration of the concept of beauty throughout time, from antiquity to the present day.

    Umberto Eco’s groundbreaking and much-acclaimed first illustrated book has been a critical success since its first publication in 2004. What is beauty? Umberto Eco, among Italy’s finest and most ... (Goodreads)

  28. Réquiem por un campesino español (Contemporánea)

    by Ramón J. Sender

    The story is narrated by a third-person omniscient narrator who has insight into Mosén Millán's thoughts and feelings. Three distinct planes of narration exist in the novel: the present, Millán's ... (Wikipedia)

  29. The Broom of the System

    by David Foster Wallace
    A humorous exploration of modern life as a young woman struggles to make sense of the world.

    Published when Wallace was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the System stunned critics and marked the emergence of an extraordinary new talent. At the center of this outlandishly funny, ... (Goodreads)

  30. All But My Life: A Memoir

    by Gerda Weissmann Klein
    A gripping account of one woman's survival of the Holocaust and her struggle to reclaim her life.

    All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her ... (Barnes & Noble)

  31. Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

    by Maya Angelou
    The third volume of Maya Angelou's autobiography, detailing her experiences as a performer and civil rights activist in the 1950s.

    In this third self-contained volume of her autobiography, which began with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou moves into the adult world, and the white world as well, as she marries, ... (Goodreads)

  32. Thrones, Dominations

    by Dorothy L. Sayers
    Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane solve a murder mystery in 1930s London, while navigating their own relationship.

    It is 1936. Lord and Lady Peter Wimsey, returned from a European honeymoon, are settling into their new home in London, where daily life is affected by the illness and then death of the king . The ... (Wikipedia)

  33. Bad Feminist

    by Roxane Gay
    A collection of essays exploring feminism, race, and gender, and their intersections.

    Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be, cool, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read, Vogue, and I’m not doing it ... (Goodreads)

  34. Man and His Symbols

    by C.G. Jung
    An exploration of the collective unconscious, and its implications for self-realization.

    Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he ... (Goodreads)

  35. Birds of America

    by Lorrie Moore
    A collection of comedic stories depicting everyday life with a unique, wry sense of humor.

    A long-awaited collection of stories–twelve in all--by one of the most exciting writers at work today, the acclaimed author of Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Self-Help. Stories remarkable in ... (Goodreads)

  36. Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

    by Oscar Wilde
    Collection of witty, satirical and thought-provoking works from the iconic playwright.

    The Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is the only truly complete and authoritative single-volume edition of Oscar Wilde’s works.Continuously in print since 1948, the Collins Complete Works of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  37. The American Dream & The Zoo Story

    by Edward Albee
    Two one-act plays exploring the disillusionment and isolation of modern American life.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Albee is one of our most important American playwrights. And nowhere is his dramatic genius more apparent than in two of his probing early works, The American ... (Goodreads)

  38. Prometheus Bound and Other Plays

    by Aeschylus
    A collection of three plays, including the story of Prometheus, who defies the gods to give fire to humanity and suffers eternal punishment.
  39. Tar Baby

    by Toni Morrison
    A complex story of love, race, and identity, set on a Caribbean island.

    Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat ... (Goodreads)

  40. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

    by Carolyn Mackler
    Fifteen-year-old Virginia struggles with body image, family issues, and fitting in at school.

    Virginia "Ginny" Shreves is an overweight, self-conscious sophomore at a private high school in Manhattan . She has a make out buddy, Froggy Welsh the Fourth, and she doesn't want him, or anyone, for ... (Wikipedia)

  41. Wives and Daughters

    by Elizabeth Gaskell
    A story of growth, love, and values in a rural English village.

    The novel opens with young Molly Gibson, who has been raised by her widowed father, Dr. Gibson. During a visit to the local aristocratic 'great house' of Lord and Lady Cumnor, Molly loses her way in ... (Wikipedia)

  42. On Beauty

    by Zadie Smith
    A story of two families, their struggles with identity, race, and class, and the beauty that can be found in unexpected places.

    On Beauty centres on the story of two families and their different yet increasingly intertwined lives. The Belsey family consists of university professor Howard, a white Englishman; his ... (Wikipedia)

  43. Saturday

    by Ian McEwan
    A doctor's life is changed forever after witnessing a terrorist attack that takes place on a Saturday in London.

    Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man — a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good ... (Goodreads)

  44. King Kong Theory

    by Virginie Despentes
    A candid and controversial exploration of gender, power and sexuality.

    J’écris de chez les moches, pour les moches, les frigides, les mal baisées, les imbaisables, toutes les exclues du grand marché à la bonne meuf, aussi bien que pour les hommes qui n’ont pas envie ... (Goodreads)

  45. Mao II

    by Don DeLillo
    A novelist's search for inspiration and meaning in a chaotic world.

    A reclusive novelist named Bill Gray works endlessly on a novel which he chooses not to finish. He has chosen a lifestyle secluded from the outside world in order to try to keep his writing pure. He, ... (Wikipedia)

  46. Major Barbara

    by George Bernard Shaw
    A wealthy arms manufacturer's daughter becomes a major in the Salvation Army, leading to a clash of ideals.

    Lady Britomart Undershaft, the daughter of a British earl , and her son Stephen discuss a source of income for her grown daughters Sarah, who is engaged to Charles Lomax (a slightly comic figure who ... (Wikipedia)

  47. Black Milk: On Writing, Motherhood, and the Harem Within

    by Elif Shafak
    A memoir exploring the intersection of motherhood, creativity, and womanhood. The author reflects on her experiences and cultural expectations.

    An acclaimed Turkish novelist's personal account of balancing a writer's life with a mother's life. After the birth of her first child in 2006, Turkish writer Elif Shafek suffered from postpartum ... (Goodreads)

  48. Southern Bastards, Vol. 1: Here Was a Man

    by Jason Aaron
    Earl Tubb returns to his hometown in Alabama and confronts the corrupt football coach who rules the town.

    Welcome to Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin' Rebs football team...and more bastards than you've ever seen. When you're an angry old man like Earl Tubb, the only way ... (Barnes & Noble)

  49. Exile and the Kingdom

    by Albert Camus
    Six short stories exploring the human condition through the lens of morality and justice.

    These six stories, written at the height of Camus' artistic powers, all depict people at decisive, revelatory moments in their lives. Translated from the French by Justin O'Brien. The six works ... (Goodreads)

  50. The Complete Poems and Plays, 1909-1950

    by T.S. Eliot
    A collection of T.S. Eliot's poems and plays, showcasing his literary genius and mastery of language.

    This omnibus collection includes all of the author’s early poetry as well as the Four Quartets, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and the plays Murder in the Cathedral, The Family Reunion, and The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  51. I Am Livia

    by Phyllis T. Smith
    The story of Livia Drusilla, wife of Emperor Augustus, and her rise to power in ancient Rome.

    Her life would be marked by scandal and suspicion, worship and adoration…, At the tender age of fourteen, Livia Drusilla overhears her father and fellow aristocrats plotting the assassination of ... (Goodreads)

  52. The Art of the Novel

    by Milan Kundera
    A collection of essays exploring the craft of novel writing, from the perspective of a master storyteller.

    Kundera brilliantly examines the work of such important and diverse figures as Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Diderot, Flaubert, Tolstoy, and Musil. He is especially penetrating on Hermann Broch, and ... (Goodreads)

  53. De qué hablo cuando hablo de escribir

    by Haruki Murakami

    Haruki Murakami encarna el prototipo de escritor solitario y reservado; se considera extremadamente tímido y siempre ha subrayado que le incomoda hablar de sí mismo, de su vida privada y de su visión ... (Goodreads)

  54. The Submission

    by Amy Waldman
    A jury selects a Muslim architect's design for a 9/11 memorial, sparking controversy and revealing deep-seated prejudices in post-9/11 America.

    Ten years after 9/11, a dazzling, kaleidoscopic novel reimagines its aftermath and wonders what would happen if a Muslim-American was blindly chosen to plan the World Trade Center Memorial. Claire ... (Goodreads)

  55. In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong

    by Amin Maalouf

    "منذ أن غادرت لبنان للاستقرار في فرنسا، كم من مرة سألني البعض عن طيب نية إن كنت أشعر بنفسي "فرنسياً" أم "لبنانياً". وكنت أجيب سائلي على الدوام: "هذا وذاك!"، لا حرصاً مني على التوازن والعدل بل لأنني ... (Goodreads)

  56. The Collected Oscar Wilde

    by Oscar Wilde
    A collection of Wilde's most famous works, including "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "The Importance of Being Earnest."

    The Collected Oscar Wilde, by Oscar Wilde, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new ... (Barnes & Noble)

  57. An Object of Beauty

    by Steve Martin
    A New York art dealer's pursuit of success, power, and money.

    Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey ... (Goodreads)

  58. The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

    by Mark Forsyth
    A witty and informative guide to the art of rhetoric, exploring the techniques used by great writers and speakers throughout history.

    The idiosyncratic, erudite and brilliantly funny new book from Mark Forsyth, bestselling author of, The Etymologicon, and, The Horologicon, . In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a ... (Goodreads)

  59. The Homecoming

    by Harold Pinter
    A family reunion turns into a power struggle as secrets are revealed and tensions rise.

    After having lived in the United States for several years, Teddy brings his wife, Ruth, home for the first time to meet his working-class family in North London, where he grew up, and which she finds ... (Wikipedia)

  60. Diablo Guardián

    by Xavier Velasco

    The story revolves around Violetta ( Paulina Gaitán ), a teenager from Mexico frustrated with her life. In a moment of desperation she steals $217,000 from her parents to get to New York , a city ... (Wikipedia)

  61. The Trouble With Poetry - And Other Poems

    by Billy Collins
    A collection of witty and accessible poems that explore the joys and challenges of writing and reading poetry.

    Playfulness, spare elegance, and wit epitomize the poetry of Billy Collins. With his distinct voice and accessible language, America's two-term Poet Laureate has opened the door to poetry for ... (Goodreads)

  62. Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems

    by Billy Collins
    A collection of witty and accessible poems that explore the ordinary moments of life with humor and insight.

    The first volume of New and Selected poetry in twelve years from the two-time Poet Laureate of the United States. Aimless Love gives the reader an opportunity to assess the rich scope of Collins' ... (Goodreads)

  63. The Mousetrap and Other Plays

    by Agatha Christie
    A collection of murder mystery plays, including the famous "The Mousetrap". Each play is full of twists and turns that keep the audience guessing until the end.

    This special collection of Agatha Christie's greatest suspense plays includes The Mousetrap (the longest running play in history), Ten Little Indians, Witness for the Prosecution, Appointment with ... (Goodreads)

  64. The Ambassadors

    by Henry James
    A wealthy American is sent to Paris to convince his friend's son to return home, but he becomes entangled in the city's social scene.

    Graham Greene and E.M. Forster marvelled at it, but F.R. Leavis considered it to be 'not only not one of his great books, but to be a bad one.' As for the author, he held The Ambassadors as the ... (Goodreads)

  65. On Liberty and Other Essays

    by John Stuart Mill
    Collection of essays on individual liberty, democracy, and the role of government in society.

    Collected here in a single volume for the first time, On Liberty, Utilitarianism, Considerations on Representative Government , and The Subjection of Women show John Stuart Mill applying his liberal ... (Goodreads)

  66. Invisible

    by James Patterson
    A teenage girl's fight to survive in a world in which she is invisible to everyone around her.

    Emmy Dockery is an FBI research analyst on leave. She has been obsessed with a large number of fires in which a single person always died, including one involving her sister. Local authorities, ... (Wikipedia)

  67. Tonio Kröger

    by Thomas Mann
    A story of a young artist's struggle to reconcile his artistic aspirations with his bourgeois background and societal expectations.

    The narrative follows the course of a man's life from his schoolboy days to his adulthood. The son of a north German merchant and a "Southern" mother (Consuelo) with artistic talents, Tonio inherited ... (Wikipedia)

  68. A Woman of No Importance

    by Oscar Wilde
    Satirical tale of societal expectations of gender roles and class in Victorian England.

    Oscar Wilde's audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of Mrs Arbuthnot's long-concealed secret. A house party is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton's country home, when it is ... (Goodreads)

  69. The Long Song

    by Andrea Levy
    A story of a slave girl's life in Jamaica during the 19th century, her struggles and triumphs in the face of oppression.

    The Long Song is written as a memoir by an elderly Jamaican woman living in early 19th-century Jamaica during the final years of slavery and the transition to freedom that took place thereafter. It ... (Wikipedia)

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