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Top Five Literary Greats Reading Passages from their Respective Works

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Much like attending concerts of our favorite musicians, getting the opportunity to listen as our favorite author himself or herself reads aloud passages from his or her own work can be a very exhilarating experience. And, still very much like it, it’s not all the time that we are lucky enough to personally attend readings and witness these on our own – may it be because of distance or existing in completely different ages, among many other reasons. So in this list, we’re presenting this compilation of five of the most influential authors who have recordings of themselves reading select passages from their respective works. Here we have Truman Capote, Kurt Vonnegut, Sylvia Plath, Frank O’Hara, and Flannery O’Connor!

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by Truman Capote
Year of publication: 1958
Type: Novella

“Breakfast of Champions” by Kurt Vonnegut
Year of publication: 1973
Type: Novel

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“Lady Lazarus” by Sylvia Plath
Year of publication: 1966
Type: Poem

Video via YouTube

“Having a Coke with You” by Frank O’Hara
Year of publication: 1958
Type: Poem

Video via YouTube

“A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor*
Year of publication: 1955
Type: Short story

Via Flavorwire. Information about the years of publication and types were sourced from Wikipedia and NYU Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database.

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