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Spend a year in the company of leading LRB writers and vital literary works with our pioneering podcast courses. Two contributors explore a subject through a selection of key books, providing an introductory grounding like no other. Subscribe to the podcast to listen to our three new series for 2024, on satire, revolutionary thought in the 20th century, and truth and lies in the Ancient World. Or sign up for a series with Close Readings Plus below and get all the podcasts, the texts under discussion, access to webinars with the presenters and special guests, and shownotes and further reading from the LRB archive.
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