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J.R.R. Tolkien Reads from The Lord of the Rings and Sings “Sam’s Rhyme of the Troll” in a Rare Recording
J.R.R. Tolkien Reads from The Lord of the Rings and Sings “Sam’s Rhyme of the Troll” in a Rare Recording

“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them…”

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The Still Point of the Turning World: T.S. Eliot Reads His Timelss Ode to the Nature of Time in a Rare Recording
The Still Point of the Turning World: T.S. Eliot Reads His Timelss Ode to the Nature of Time in a Rare Recording

“Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind cannot bear very much reality.”

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A New and Sweeping Utopia of Life: Gabriel García Márquez’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
A New and Sweeping Utopia of Life: Gabriel García Márquez’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

An ennobled vision for a world “where no one will be able to decide for others how they die, where love will prove true and happiness be possible.”

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Bob Dylan Reads “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”
Bob Dylan Reads “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”

“Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…”

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Tallulah Bankhead Reads “A Telephone Call,” Dorothy Parker’s Brilliant Satire of How Infatuation Drives Us Mad
Tallulah Bankhead Reads “A Telephone Call,” Dorothy Parker’s Brilliant Satire of How Infatuation Drives Us Mad

“It’s silly to go wishing people were dead just because they don’t call you up the very minute they said they would.”

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Lucille Clifton Reads “Won’t You Celebrate With Me”
Lucille Clifton Reads “Won’t You Celebrate With Me”

A glorious ode to claiming one’s belonging in that space between starshine and clay.

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