Lit Hub Weekly: September 6–9, 2022


TODAY: In 1886, Hilda Doolittle, a poet and leader of the Imagist movement who used H.D. as her pseudonym, is born.    

Also on Lit Hub:

Syllabi and reading lists from ten of our favorite writer-educators • 22 novels you need to read this fall, according to us • Rabih Alameddine on rereading books and being a lazy bum • Eileen Myles on the “pictorial, geometric, pagan” photos of Justin Kimball • The Rings of Power gives us yet another abdicated royal • Michael Frank on receiving (and writing) the story of a remarkable life • On Hannah Arendt and complicity • Cary Johnson on the new, new Black Gay Renaissance • How “Love Commandos” are helping young lovers in India cross caste lines • Why Carolyn Hays wrote her memoir under a pen name • How a nuclear site in Washington State poisoned its own employees • Cai Emmons on losing her voice to ALS • Was Benghazi a single factor or a game-changer in the 2016 election? • Alice Wong on prophetic poetry and processing pain • Jessa Crispin on the complicated relationship between Kansans and Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood • Exploring the inner lives of animals in fiction • How theater plays into climate change activism • On Roger Corman’s The Little Shop of Horrors, one of the cheapest Hollywood films ever made • A plea for practical commitment to our planet • The long history of women’s tennis attire attracting fashion drama • How Christianity led to the rise of capitalism in Medieval Europe

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