Literature

TODAY: In 1925, Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway is published. What can literature tell us about the “profound emotions connected with great science”? | Lit Hub Science Unpacking the literary destruction of the Ukrainian language. | Lit Hub Ukraine “Limón does not come at truth with the slant of Dickinson; she is, rather, more inclined
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May 13, 2022, 12:00pm Literary Hub is pleased to reveal the cover for Erika T. Wurth’s literary horror novel White Horse, which will be published by Flatiron Books on November 1. In her big-publishing debut, Wurth, an urban Native writer of Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee descent, offers a gritty, vibrant, “metal-to-the-end” (Stephen Graham Jones, author of The Only
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‘You, Andrew Marvell’ is a poem by the American modernist poet Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982), published in his seventh collection New Found Land in 1930. The poem’s title alludes to the seventeenth-century metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell (1621-78), and in particular to Marvell’s poem ‘To His Coy Mistress’. MacLeish’s poem is about the changes that all great
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TODAY: In 1885, Japanese writer, artist, and philosopher Saneatsu Mushanokōji is born.   Making books in bomb shelters: Kateryna Volkova reflects on life as a publisher in wartime Ukraine. | Lit Hub Ukraine “That nameless young woman prepared me for what I did not know my future would bring: stinging quips and side-eye admonishment from the
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May 12, 2022, 11:51am Conjunctions editor Bradford Morrow announced today that the magazine would continue publishing at Bard College, which has reversed its previous decision to withdraw funding. Morrow shared a statement from Bard on Thursday: Bard College is pleased to announce that, following productive conversations with our friend and colleague Bradford Morrow, founding editor
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The following is excerpted from David Constantine’s new collection of stories, Rivers of the Unspoilt World. Constantine has previously published several collections of poetry, two novels, and five collections of short stories. He edited Modern Poetry in Translation for many years. He is also translator of Hölderlin, Brecht, Goethe, Kleist, Michaux and Jaccottet. He is
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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) died young, but in his forty-four years he wrote some of the most enduringly popular and influential novels ever written, as well as a number of perfectly crafted short stories. He also wrote popular poems for children. We have collected some of Stevenson’s best poems in a separate post. But what
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TODAY: In 1843, Spanish novelist Benito Pérez Galdós is born.     “They are exploring what it means to be a cowboy in contemporary America.” Dispatches from the country’s only touring Black rodeo. | Lit Hub Photography What can literature tell us about the “profound emotions connected with great science”? | Lit Hub Science “Twenty years ago,
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May 9, 2022, 3:44pm The winners and nominated finalists of the 106th Pulitzer Prizes were announced today via remote video stream. The winners each take home $15,000 dollars and serious bragging rights, not to mention an instant ticket into a very illustrious club. The full list of winners and nominated finalists from the arts &
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