Literature

TODAY: In 1873, Colette is born. How Edith Wharton foresaw the 21st century: “The scandals documented in Wharton’s narratives serve as harbingers of the sensations that flash across our hand-held screens.” | Lit Hub Biography Helen Betya Rubinstein wonders if the power inherent in copyediting causes more harm than good. | Lit Hub When Georges Lemaître, physicist, mathematician,
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January 27, 2023, 11:48am At a ceremony in New York on Thursday, Villa Albertine announced the winners of the first Albertine Translation Prize, which honors “the best contemporary French literature in English translation,” as selected by a committee of independent professional experts. “Together with the authors and publishers, [these translators] have created works of literature
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TODAY: In 1938, Zitkala-Sa dies at 61.   Helen Betya Rubinstein asks if copyediting is worse than meaningless and actually causes harm. | Lit Hub Lauren Fleshman on the problem at the heart of women’s sports culture: “The message to me at 14 was that compliance, coachability, and even beauty might be more important than
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Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-84) was the first African-American woman to publish a book of poetry: Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral appeared in 1773 when she was probably still in her early twenties. Because Wheatley stands at the beginning of a long tradition of African-American poetry, it’s worth considering some of her best and
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