The Grapes of Wrath

This CliffsNotes study guide on John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to...

To Kill a Mockingbird

This CliffsNotes study guide on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to...

George Saunders Writes a Ghost Story About Abe Lincoln’s Grief

In George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo the ghostly inhabitants of a cemetery don't yet know they're dead. Instead, they're stuck in whatever neurotic condition they were in...

Michael Chabon Blends Fact and Fiction to Create ‘a Truth’

In his new book, Moonglow: A Novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon blurs the line between truth and fiction, placing historical figures and true stories in a world...

Reading Like a Writer A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of...

Confessions

The CliffsNotes study guide on St. Augustine's Confessions supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work,...

The Merchant of Venice

This CliffsNotes study guide on William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an...

Great Expectations

The CliffsNotes study guide on Charles Dickens' Great Expectations supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to...

The Art of the Novel

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...

Jesmyn Ward: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward writes the stories of the people and places she found absent in literature while growing up. Her new fiction novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, weaves...

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