If you love reading as much as we do, there’s a certain genre that holds a special place in your heart: books about books! So for all you fellow book nerds out there, be sure to check out the four fascinating reads below.
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The Transcendentalists and Their World
By Robert A. Gross
The Transcendentalists and Their World is both an intimate journey into the life of a community and a searching cultural study of major American writers as they plumbed the depths of the universe for spiritual truths and surveyed the rapidly changing contours of their own neighborhoods. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Robert A. Gross, in the Next Big Idea App
Around the World in 80 Books
By David Damrosch
Inspired by Jules Verne’s hero Phileas Fogg, the chair of Harvard’s department of comparative literature sets out to counter the pandemic’s restrictions on travel by exploring eighty exceptional books from around the globe. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author David Damrosch, in the Next Big Idea App
Dancing on Ropes: Translators and the Balance of History
By Anna Aslanyan
Join a veteran translator to explore hidden histories of cunning and ambition, heroism and incompetence. Meet the figures behind the notable events of history, from the Great Game to Brexit, and discover just how far a simple misunderstanding can go. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Anna Aslanyan, in the Next Big Idea App
The Socrates Express: Searching for Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers
By Eric Weiner
The bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers and showing us how each—from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today’s unsettled times. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Eric Weiner, in the Next Big Idea App
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