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Literary Hub 13h
"Since finishing Reading Gaol any Oscar Wilde who had an inclination to put pen to paper was a ghost." From John Vanderslice’s novel, The Last Days of Oscar Wilde.
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Literary Hub 14h
The beauty of authorship is that, in our modern times, the conversation doesn’t end with the book: On becoming a different person than the one captured in your memoir.
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Literary Hub 14h
After Gertrude Stein: How Alice B. Toklas found her voice through food.
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Literary Hub 15h
When your feminist dystopia becomes a work of realism: Speaking with Leni Zumas about her new novel, Red Clocks.
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Literary Hub 15h
Reenfranchising the missing should be one of the great struggles of our moment: Rebecca Solnit imagines an America where 20 million votes were not suppressed.
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Literary Hub 16h
What happens when one attempts to exchange the life one is given for something better? Can we transform the possibilities we are born into? [sponsored]
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Literary Hub 16h
By illuminating the interiority of their female characters, writers like Mary Gaitskill and Ottessa Moshfegh are able to capture the complexities of ambivalent sexual encounters.
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Literary Hub 16h
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Literary Hub 17h
"All the poor man wanted was for Wilde to scribble some lines again—any lines." From John Vanderslice’s novel, The Last Days of Oscar Wilde.
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Literary Hub 17h
I’m not static, but my words on a page are: Molly Caro May on becoming a different person than the one in her memoir.
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Literary Hub 18h
As she prepared to write her own cookbook, Alice B. Toklas was grappling with another, more fundamental problem: her identity as a writer.
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Literary Hub 18h
“Something about dystopia feels so solidly separate from us, and I wanted to invite the reader to experience the world of Red Clocks as, ‘This is actually happening, maybe next week.’” An interview with Leni Zumas.
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Literary Hub 19h
Rebecca Solnit on voter suppression: "Stripping citizens of their voting rights has steadily pushed us to the right, and we have ended up someplace we should have never been."
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Literary Hub 19h
. on ambivalent sexual encounters in fiction, from Mary Gaitskill to "Cat Person."
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Literary Hub 20h
Today on Lit Hub Daily: Leslie Jamison on female rage, Wallace Shawn’s underrecognized genius, Fire and Fury's (inevitable) TV adaptation.
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Literary Hub Jan 17
"I had lost my good, old McCabe, my pal in reverse, the one who had been with me all these years, the one that I personally had to kill." An excerpt from Ana Simo’s debut novel, Heartland.
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Literary Hub Jan 17
"I think the book would be uncomfortable about the book. The book would be wary of the book. The book would be very critical of the book." Ariel Goldberg on writing The Estrangment Principle.
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Literary Hub Jan 17
Elaine Castillo on empire, untranslated words, and American fiction.
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Literary Hub Jan 17
"Aaannnd we’ve now officially entered the worst conversation in the world. I’m talking with my white mom about race." Ijeoma Oluo has a conversation she's been dreading.
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Literary Hub Jan 17
"Young writers should remember: nothing is wasted. . . you’re not as good yet as you need to be to express what’s in you, but you can already feel it there." Speaking with John Jeremiah Sullivan.
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