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August 11, 2016

Losing It 0

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Check out an excerpt of Losing It by Emma Rathbone at Lit Hub, which our own Tess Malone recently reviewed.

August 11, 2016

A Dissociated World 0

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“We live, in short, with local exceptions, in a dissociated world held together by fragile links of utility and self-promotion underpinned by laws of mutual advantage—a materialist ethos and cosmos that cannot but influence cultural representations and, hence, art, including poetry.” On John Donne and the humanity in art.

August 11, 2016

Da Firenze 0

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At Ploughshares, take a journey through Florence with Emily Smith (and Dante).

August 11, 2016

Crippling Anxiety 0

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Accustomed to your Crippling Anxiety in New York? Crippling Anxiety on the West Coast is just as good. Pair with Sarah Labrie’s reflections on social media anxiety.

August 11, 2016

Critical Texts 0

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Louis Menand writes about why the women’s movement needed The Feminine Mystique (despite its shortcomings). You could also read a review of Rebecca Jo Plant’s Mom, which looks to The Feminine Mystique to understand why our culture blames mothers.

August 10, 2016

Western Culture is Rape Culture 0

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Recommended Reading: Amy Gentry writes on the effects of rape culture and its permeations through art and literature. “I realize that what I’m describing here isn’t a list of books I’d like to see banned from the classroom; in fact, it is a list of my favorite books. It also a solid bit of evidence […]

August 10, 2016

An Interview with Rilke 0

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How would Rilke do in a job interview? Liz Blood took her best guess.

August 10, 2016

Dido’s Lament 0

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Listen to Tessa Hadley read her story “Dido’s Lament” from the August 8th and 15th issue of The New Yorker. If you’re looking for the Aeneid, we recently had Virgil day here at The Millions.

August 10, 2016

A Rap on Race 0

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Check out this conversation between Margaret Mead and James Baldwin on race, guilt, and responsibility.

August 10, 2016

Trump, a Fable 0

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Teju Cole writes a fable on Donald Trump at The New Inquiry. You could pair it with our review of Trump: The Novel.