Lit Hub Weekly: June 13-17, 2022


TODAY: In 1858, Charles Darwin receives a paper by Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin’s own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory.   

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Here it is, your 2022 Ultimate Summer Reading List, in which we tally up the most talked about books of the season • Sometimes you really need to get lost to find what you need to write • How do we write about this vanishing world? • On legendary humorist Art Buchwald’s time in Paris • On delving into memories from anti-Jewish pogroms in Ukraine • Nnedi Okorafor on her comics journey from Garfield to the Black Panther • Sari Botton on the anxiety and elation of getting inked up later in lifeRead letters from Ernest Hemingway to his young son • Fariha Róisín on how yoga carries its own legacies of violence • Pitchaya Sudbanthad offers a brief history of trying to breathe in cities • Jess McHugh on the radical, revolutionary history of women’s magazines • How Eudora Welty captured 1930s New York City on film • Dominic Lieven on the rise of the remote Russian Empire • How Peter Higgs came to abhor of nuclear weapons—and find hope in particle physics • On the birth of “underground comix” • Why have teens always loved shopping malls? • On the ancient mysteries of linen • Nandita Dinesh on writing (and not writing) about mutton biryani • Marcy Dermansky on revising without losing your mind • Will Jawando on the senseless gun death of an old friend • Ariella Garmaise on Elif Batuman, Sheila Heti, and literature’s pervasive motherhood/creativity divide • James Burrows on getting Cheers off the groundOur all-time favorite summer novels

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