February 5 – 9, 2024 ‹ Literary Hub


TODAY: In 1890, Boris Pasternak, author of the novel Doctor Zhivago and winner of the 1958 Nobel Prize for Literature, is born. 

Also on Lit Hub:

Kirsty Gunn on novelist Rosalind Belben’s unappealing appeal • Looking for an otherworldly adventure? These are February’s best sci-fi and fantasy books • New poetry collections • On the origins and repercussions of the current humanitarian crisis at the southern U.S. border • Margot Livesey considers hereditary supernatural gifts • On the origins and development of the bestiary and its role in the medieval imagination • An alphabetical prose experiment by Sheila Heti • February’s new poetry collections24 new books • On the role humans play in animal extinction • Karen Outen on killing characters • Considering Mark Rothko’s artistic practice • Andrew Ewell examines Sophie’s Choice Rebecca Boyle on space dust and awe • Have corporate stakeholders managed to control the spread of content online? • Bianca Bosker on understanding art from the painter’s perspective translating Stephen King’s The Shining from page to screen • The collaboration of Man Ray and Kiki de Montparnasse • On the symbiotic relationship between literature and physics • Caitlin Cowan on the joys of working with young writers •  Cynthia Marie Hoffman on poetry and OCD

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