To understand Beloved, we must first look at the author: Nobel Prize Winner Toni Morrison.
We explore the roots, tenets of the genre, and its rise in Latin American Literature.
His legacy is more complicated than school books may have lead us to believe.
We explore the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut.
The women in her work reveal to us her growth, her politics and ambition.
Sometimes a story is just so dang good, it bears repeating.
There's more to H.G. Wells than we know or think.
It is considered one of the great American novels and one of the most frequently banned.
it is one of the trademark texts of the American school system by Harper Lee.
We take a look at this Epic Poem and follow its long, winding journey.
Amatory fiction was a genre of fiction was created by…women.
She is one of the most prolific and important Black authors in the genre.
After 175 years after its publication, here's why we're still dissecting Jane Eyre.
Astro Boy, Dragon Ball, Akira, Sailor Moon, Demon Slayer, Death Note.
The nom de plume has a long and proud history in the literary world.
Ernest Hemingway and the myth of a hero.
Here are the tent-pole blockbuster books that support the publishing industry.
Harlem Renaissance is one of the most iconic periods in American literature, here's why.
Learn about how Anne Rice's work has changed the landscape of genre fiction.
Learn about the history and adaptations of the 1965 novel DUNE.
We're breaking down how the graphic novel went from the comic book store to the classroom.
We lead you through the dark and twisted world of Uncle Stevie, the King of Horror.
Let's explore how the seemingly innocuous book has survived centuries of the ban hammer.
A lot of the bread and butter of musical theater is built off of books!
In this day and age of publishing, books like War & Peace are something of a relic.
A less-discussed aspect of Tolkien is the way he used constructed language in his writing.
Brooding, sensual, violent, intelligent, and single-minded.
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Explore how fictional pandemics have evolved over time.
What is Afro-Futurism and what is its place in Black storytelling?
We explore how fan fiction writers were able to come out of the proverbial closet of shame
About It's Lit!
It’s Lit! is a series of smart, funny video essays from PBS Digital Studios about our favorite books and why we love to read. Hosted by Lindsay Ellis, the series delves into topics like the evolution of YA, how science fiction mirrors our own anxieties, and why the book is sometimes just a _bit_ better than the movie.
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