Lit Hub Daily: August 23, 2023

“No one needs my opinion about books.” Longtime indie bookseller Josh Cook against the cultural authoritarianism of “good taste.” | Lit Hub Criticism When folk went mainstream: On Harry Everett Smith and the cultural paradigm shift that his Anthology of American Folk Music. | Lit Hub Music “Barbieland, like Eden, is sumptuous, sweet, and sufficient […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Lit Hub Daily: December 23, 2020

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Lit Hub Daily: August 13, 2020

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Lit Hub Daily: April 23, 2020

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Lit Hub Daily: August 9, 2019

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Lit Hub Daily: May 17, 2024

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Lit Hub Daily: April 19, 2024

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Lit Hub Daily: April 18, 2024

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