Lit Hub Daily: February 26, 2021

“Like so many women novelists of previous centuries, Yezierska’s canonical status is a phenomenon of the recent past.” Catherine Rottenberg on the overdue revival of Anzia Yezierska. | Lit Hub Fashion isn’t frivolous: Francesca Granata recommends books central to our understanding of femininity, masculinity, and race. | Lit Hub Reading Lists “This is the work […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Lit Hub Daily: February 11, 2021

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Lit Hub Daily: February 5, 2021

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Lit Hub Daily: February 1, 2021

“Is it the fault of the mother that her child will suffer? Or is empire, white supremacy, the denial of ongoing genocide, and the prison industrial system to blame?” Randa Jarrar on Palestinian mothers, the Virgin Mary, and the Mothers of the Movement. | Lit Hub Memoir The internet has been... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Lit Hub Daily: February 26, 2020

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Lit Hub Daily: April 26, 2022

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Lit Hub Daily: February 22, 2022

Jane Pek considers Pride and Prejudice, the gay marriage movement, and the choice to marry. | Lit Hub Baby steps: Ben Okri reflects on how writing a children’s book is an antidote to doomsday thinking. | Lit Hub “It is a place to learn about the naked self.” Daniel Genis on reading his way... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Lit Hub Daily: February 16, 2022

“She was a renaissance woman in the most exemplary sense.” Morgan Jerkins on the underread Jessie Redmon Fauset. | Lit Hub History Ilan Stevens in praise of the American library, an “essential ingredient” of democracy. | Lit Hub Bookstores & Libraries “Few others so relentlessly place the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Lit Hub Daily: October 13, 2021

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Lit Hub Daily: September 13, 2021

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Lit Hub Daily: August 27, 2021

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Lit Hub Daily: April 6, 2021

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Lit Hub Daily: March 31, 2021

“What would it mean to make caring for others into an explicitly public priority?” Reading Sigrid Nunez’s What Are You Going Through amid a national mental health crisis. | Public Books John Lewis’ posthumous graphic memoir Run: Book One, is coming this summer. | The Washington Post  UCLA’s... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Lit Hub Daily: March 24, 2021

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Lit Hub Weekly: February 8 – 12, 2021

“Still, the best, most generative conversations mostly happen out of the public eye.” Wayne Miller on the hazards of talking poetry on social media. | Lit Hub As Gabriel Byrne watches his father’s decline, he wonders if it’s ever possible to be truly honest with himself. | Lit Hub Memoir “It... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Lit Hub Daily: January 29, 2021

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