Monday, January 30, 2017

Lit Hub Weekly

·         On the page, and in the streets, we must write a better story: Molly Crabapple, Yaa Gyasi, and Paul Beatty react to the inauguration of Donald Trump. | The Guardian

·         This fall, Doubleday will release The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine, which is expanded from the “only written remnant of a children’s fairy tale from [Mark] Twain, though he told his daughters stories constantly.” | The New York Times

·         On George Saunders’ children’s book The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, “one of the most haunting stories Saunders ever wrote about the anxiously self-interested.” | VICE

·         “It isn’t Trump as a character, a human type—the real-estate type, the callow and callous killer capitalist—that outstrips the imagination. It is Trump as President of the United States.” Philip Roth on Donald Trump. | The New Yorker

·         “The drama of Wideman’s personal history can seem almost mythical, refracting so many aspects of the larger black experience in America, an experience defined less by its consistencies, perhaps, than by its many contradictions—the stunning and ongoing plurality of victories and defeats.” A profile of John Edgar Wideman. | The New York Times Magazine

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