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A daily literary website highlighting the best in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and criticism.
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Literary Hub 23m
"Seeing that Tanizaki’s works are being translated again feels just like when you’re ringside and the crowd goes wild." Kanako Nishi on Jun’ichiro Tanizaki's relentless attention.
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Literary Hub 53m
"I have never spoken the language of unquestioned belonging or coherent community." on translating a childhood between five countries.
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Literary Hub 1h
"To Nabokov, who probably would neither have approved of nor cared about my writing, I say this: thank you for opening this door through which I now walk."
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Literary Hub 2h
"Out is back, away is forward. Life’s not a luge but a gyre." Read an excerpt from 's new novel.
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Literary Hub 16h
"Too repetitive," "too much French," "too many pedophiles": enjoy the best one-star reviews of "Lolita"!
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Literary Hub 17h
“The average man is the impossible man”: A brief history of the pseudoscience behind the myth of the “average.”
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Literary Hub 18h
The kids are all right.
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Literary Hub 19h
"These authors were doing the work ten consecutive YouTube videos had not done: telling me exactly where my clit was."
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Literary Hub 20h
Santana, Jerry Garcia, The Who, hippies in the mud, and more!
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Literary Hub 21h
A reading list of lesser-known Texas writers (because you've had your turn, Cormac McCarthy).
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Literary Hub 22h
"Thus, on a September day, the stream of my Helen-life joined the wider river of women by showing up for novice training with the Sisters of St. Joseph." on facing her fear and leaving home.
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Literary Hub 23h
"Someday someone is going to take on the project of a full length Oliver Sacks biography, and it’s going to be an extraordinary book when it happens." Lawrence Weschler on Oliver Sacks.
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Literary Hub Aug 18
"These books have grown into a redoubt of Indian culture, cultural artifacts that stave off the fear of a loss of Indian traditions." on India's regional cookbooks.
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Literary Hub Aug 17
"The more you know about anything the more an encyclopedia is fated to disappoint you."
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Literary Hub Aug 17
"There is something about wind, quite apart from its cooling influence, that directly affects our well-being."
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Literary Hub Aug 17
In the literary world, it's always been the Summer of Scam.
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Literary Hub Aug 17
"The deaths of wild animals are so inextricably woven into everything that makes up human civilization that we are disinclined to combat them."
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Literary Hub Aug 17
"Race creates new forms of power: the power to categorize and judge, elevate and downgrade, include and exclude." on racism's arbitrary hierarchies, from 15th century West Africa to suburban Long Island.
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Literary Hub Aug 17
These debut-iful first novels are worth a revisit.
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Literary Hub Aug 17
"The Americanized version of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone' refers to 'English muffins' instead of 'crumpets.' It has come to this."
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