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A daily literary website highlighting the best in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and criticism.
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Literary Hub 11h
"Your job is to keep yourself between the ditches, to do as little harm as you can to those you love and yourself, to write the story, poem, or essay that only you can write."
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Literary Hub 12h
"There’s nothing more annoying than being told by an author that the story they’re telling is your story: because it’s not true."
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Literary Hub 13h
"Maybe the drive to tell my own stories my way is part of what motivates me to write—a reaction against being the object of the artistic gaze, an act of rebellion."
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Literary Hub 13h
Today is Earth Day! Tomorrow is Earth Day! Every day is Earth Day! (Part four: IDEAS.)
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Book Marks 14h
It's ! So here's a classic review of Ursula K. Le (pen)Guin's The Language of the Night.
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Literary Hub 14h
"I like to claim rather peremptorily that collage is an evolution beyond narrative, and there’s nothing more exciting." On , talks to .
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Literary Hub 14h
"'Giovanni’s Room' remains a stunning evocation of how shame persists, paralyzes, and, ultimately, destroys us."
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Literary Hub 15h
It's April, and the weather is perfect for strolling along and listening to an audiobook about how we've destroyed the planet!
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Literary Hub 15h
Never underestimate the power of a book festival.
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Literary Hub 16h
"When she told me that she streamlines her work by imagining 'the most critical, scariest person I can think of reading my poems'—a real person, but she would not tell me who—I was not surprised."
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Literary Hub 16h
"What really seared this book into the cultural consciousness is the way it epitomized the myth of the white, Christian man as a civilizing influence. Robinson Crusoe bends the island to his will."
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Literary Hub 17h
"I’d never felt more like what I was—an ordinary person, an author nobody recognized. Until I got to the library." on falling in love with librarians in the land of movie stars.
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Literary Hub 17h
"Whoever tells the story has the power. As a writer myself, I want to be the creator, not the muse." on who owns her family's memories.
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Literary Hub 18h
The word "hygiene" is much more nefarious than we previously thought.
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Literary Hub 18h
Today's giveaway: Enter to win a copy of “Mind Fixers” by Anne Harrington, c/o
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Literary Hub 19h
"Despite such efforts to claim power and privilege, the view from the air misses much of what is happening on the ground." Dispatched from Flatville, Illinois.
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Literary Hub 19h
"Living as ourselves, Baldwin suggests, is no guarantee of rejecting loneliness; denying who we are is to make us feel lonely even when we believe we are surrounded by friends." on "Giovanni's Room."
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Gabrielle Bellot 20h
For , I wrote about queerness, shame, and identity in James Baldwin’s seminal novel, Giovanni’s Room
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Literary Hub 20h
. recommends five audiobooks about climate change (because, as noted, every day is Earth Day).
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Lauren Puckett 20h
Celebrating my first byline in this morning! This essay is all about my unusual childhood growing up without literary influences, the impact the had on me, and the ways we all benefit from the awe of other authors.
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