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Modern Scholar

Recorded Books publishes and sells the Modern Scholar Series which are recorded lecture audio courses taught by university professors. There are over 100 audio courses in the categories of history, philosophy, literature, and a handful of other college subjects. All courses are available on CD and cassette through the Recorded Books website and most of the courses are available on audio download on LearnOutLoud.com. Each course has 14 lectures with each lecture lasting approximately 35 minutes, and each course comes with a book-length course guide.

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by Liza Knapp
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Russian literature of the 19th century is among the richest, most profound, and most human traditions in the world. This course explores this tradition by focusing on four giants: Ivan Turgenev, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, and Anton Chekhov.

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by Peter Meineck
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In this lecture professor Peter Meineck introduces Ancient Greek drama and explains why he feels it is still so popular and powerful today.

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by Harold Bloom
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In this audio lecture provided as part of the Modern Scholar Series, noted author and literary critic Harold Bloom provides his unparalleled analysis of Shakespeare's tragic love story.

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by Harold Bloom
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Shakespeare's seven great tragedies contain unmistakable elements that set them apart from any other plays ever written. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare embodied in the character of Juliet the world's most impressive representation ever of a woman in love.

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by Adam Potkay
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The goal of this audio course is to provide listeners with a literary and historical overview of the Bible, from its opening in Genesis to its ending in the Book of Revelation, and also with a sense of some of the ways in which the Bible has influenced the literary traditions of the West.

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by William McKeen
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In this lecture Professor William McKeen discusses the history of journalism in America and specifically journalism which took on a literary quality of storytelling.

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by Timothy B. Shutt
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The lectures address-in chronological sequence-a series of major works that have shaped the ongoing development of Western thought both in their own right and in cultural dialogue with other traditions.

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by Timothy B. Shutt
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C. S. Lewis produced a body of work as diverse as it is beloved. He is known the world over for his cherished Chronicles of Narnia, but he is also the author of novels for adults, scholarly work, and the writings that rival his Narnia series in terms of continued popularity: his eloquent defences of Christianity.

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by Peter Meineck
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The plays of one ancient city 2,500 years ago by just four playwrights have had a profound effect on the development of all subsequent Western drama, not only on the theatrical stage, but on opera, film, television, stand-up comedy, and dance…

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by Michael Drout
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Science fiction literature and films have contributed indelible images to the popular imagination, from H.G. Wells's War of the Worlds to Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles to the fiction of "cyberpunks."

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