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Literary Hub 14h
Shirley Jackson's jubilant face in this picture feels like proof that she regrets nothing.
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Literary Hub 14h
From viscera-laden podcasts to a canonical neo-Noir to a rabbit hole of a short story collection, here are the Lit Hub staff's recommendations for the week.
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Literary Hub 15h
"The wave of young adult literature focused on immigrant narratives is both sorely needed and an act of resistance against the dehumanizing immigration policies of President Trump."
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John Freeman 15h
Congrats to for taking in poetry for "Don't Call Us Dead." Here's a newer poem of Smith's from "Tales of Two Americas." How this poem moves is a miracle of love, fury and sorrow. We're watching a supernova and it's just going to get bigger & brighter.
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Literary Hub 15h
“I won’t be like Don Quixote, who at the end of his life repudiated his knighthood: I was insane, I was insane, he said, now I’m sensible. I’ve known for some time who I am: a woman who’s always told herself imaginary stories . . .”
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Literary Hub 16h
“Here was a real, and striking, alternative to simply pulling levers to choose between candidates selected in advance by others, and often selected precisely in order to defend the interests of an oligarchic elite.” On OWS & participatory democracy.
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Literary Hub 16h
On cooking, memory, and grief.
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Literary Hub 17h
"She used to call ours 'the smallest family in India'—but she also assured me there was no shortage of love, that she was merely the keeper of all the love my father and grandparents would have had for me."
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Literary Hub 17h
"when people say they’re post race i think they’re saying their done with black people done with immigrants, officially believing America began when the white people demanded their freedom from the other white people i’m post America in that case"
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Book Marks 17h
"To define the world of The Hobbit is, of course, impossible, because it is new. You cannot anticipate it before you go there, as you cannot forget it once you have gone." In honor of The Hobbit's book birthday, read C.S. Lewis' 1937 review.
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{[[(( Aya de Leon ))]]} 18h
Delighted to have my first piece up on 's , about good/bad immigrant narratives in real life+my latest novel for ,
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Literary Hub 18h
Adrift in a sea of consumable culture? The Lit Hub editors have some recommendations to keep you afloat.
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Literary Hub 18h
Replying to @inneskeighren
Truly honored (as long as you don't mean Woodstock '99).
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Literary Hub 18h
You won't be surprised to learn that Jackie Collins left school in a fabulously dramatic fashion.
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Literary Hub 19h
"D’Eramo revisits a course of development and transformation that was her own, and which involved a shift of consciousness as it looked squarely into the face of evil and horror in the world."
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Literary Hub 19h
Replying to @FnFtalk
Who among us has not gaffed thusly!
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Literary Hub 19h
Replying to @erikhane
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Literary Hub 20h
"My father’s fractured memory helped me create my own chicken adobo, made in my own secret recipe, in my own private world—something, I know, Mama would be proud of."
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Literary Hub 20h
A ranking of punctuation marks based on a conversation overheard at the Lit Hub office just now: 11. You 10. can't 9. rank 8. them 7. because 6. each 5. is 4. vital 3. to 2. disambiguation 1. emdash
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Literary Hub 20h
"And against all odds, the movement they helped to launch briefly changed the political conversation in America. Occupy Wall Street compelled the media to pay fresh attention to voices on the left."
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