Literature

“Summer Reading” may be a fraught concept in the world of literary thinkpieces and book promotion, but here’s something that’s the opposite of fraught: kicking back with a good novel on a warm summer evening. So let’s not overthink this, okay? Here are just a few of the books hitting shelves this season that the
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TODAY:  In 1924, E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India is published. “I realized that I was no longer a skeptical observer of the Northern hypothesis of Shakespeare authorship; I had become a collaborator.” Michael Blanding on the (extremely compelling) Sir Thomas North theory. | Lit Hub History David Yoon’s 13 Habits of Highly Effective Writers. | Lit
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For the people who love book events but who hate getting off the couch, this one’s for you! * In Conversation: Lydia Conklin and Leslie JamisonJune 6 @ 7pm EST In Lydia Conklin’s Rainbow Rainbow, queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming characters seek love and connection in hilarious and heartrending stories that reflect the complexity of our
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TODAY: In 1926, Allen Ginsberg is born.    “We need to rid ourselves of this arrogance, of the primitiveness of the authoritarian systems.” A conversation with Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich. | Lit Hub Politics A George Saunders adaptation, Jeff Bridges’ return to TV, and a queer spin on Pride and Prejudice all feature among the
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