Welcome to Just Listen, a celebration of American and English short stories and poetry for your listening pleasure. High school students will happily find many of their literature book selections recorded here, and students with reading challenges will find a ready assist in the audio recordings.
Just Listen Podcast: "Kerfol" by Edith Wharton
Welcome back to our Christmas celebration of ghost stories by Edith Wharton.
For the curious, alert, and not-too-easily frightened, we have several collections of Edith Wharton’s ghost stories here at the Nashville Public Library.
Just Listen Podcast: "Afterward," by Edith Wharton, Part II
Happy Holiday greetings! We continue today with our celebration of ghost stories by Edith Wharton and the conclusion of “Afterward,” one of her most famous and loved ghost stories.
Just Listen Podcast: "Afterward," by Edith Wharton, Part I
Gathering around a fire to share ghost stories was a beloved Christmas tradition in the late 1800s into the early 1900s.
Just Listen Podcast: "The Devoted Friend" by Oscar Wilde
We are back with our old friend Oscar Wilde, who has several stories to hear here on Just Listen, with a didactic tale meant to be read to children called “The Devoted Friend.”
Just Listen Podcast: "A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry
We welcome again our friend O. Henry, master short story author, poet, and newsman.
Just Listen Podcast: "Araby" by James Joyce
James Joyce was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde movement and is regarded as one of the most influential and important writers of the 20th century.