Writer Sam Anderson on the anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, his Dostoevsky obsession, and finding your voice. To learn more about the books we've mentioned in this week's episode, check out The King Must Die by Mary Renault, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, the Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin, Boom Town by Sam Anderson, the Complete Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Anderson, Grimms' Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm, Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, and The Art of the Personal Essay, compiled by Phillip Lopate, You can find transcripts of this episode and past ones on LitHub. This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus (thegreatcoursesplus.com/anotherstory) and Dream Daughter. Listen to Time to Parent wherever you listen to podcasts.
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