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July 29, 2016

Literary Destinations 0

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Over at The Week, Jeva Lange recommends books based on where your travels are taking you this summer. For other recommended reading, don’t miss our Great Second-Half Book Preview.

July 29, 2016

Dispatch from Brazil 0

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Recommended Reading: Selections from the forthcoming Women Writing Brazil issue of PEN America’s Glossolalia.

July 29, 2016

Sneak Peek 0

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The summer issue of Moss is out, featuring the opening chapters of our own Sonya Chung’s forthcoming novel, The Loved Ones. For more more of her writing, check out her Millions essay on breaking up with books.

July 29, 2016

The Art of Artlessness: Lessons from Bad Books 1

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A bad book, so-called, has just as much to teach us as a good book. It is often a far better teacher than any work that is uniformly artful, where excellence disguises the nuts and bolts of craft.

July 29, 2016

The Modern Office 0

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Our own Lydia Kiesling writes for The New Yorker about workplace fiction by women. As she puts it, “If the author is a woman, workplace fiction is also domestic fiction, easily disguised as ‘chick lit,’ ‘girlfriend literature,’ or even ‘erotica.’ Regardless of the packaging, these books provide mapping, contextualizing, and rich illustration of women’s working […]

July 29, 2016

Poems to Be Whispered 0

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“Here’s / the deal: if you die / then I will be able to / drink again & no / one alive will even / blame me.” Year in Reading alumnus Nick Flynn has three new poems over at BuzzFeed READER. Pair with this Millions profile of Flynn.

July 29, 2016

Controversial Books 0

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This week in book-related infographics: a look at the most controversial books of all time.

July 29, 2016

No Miss Havishams Here: On Emma Rathbone’s ‘Losing It’ 0

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Literary virgins with any agency are few and far between.

July 28, 2016

What Should Fiction Do? 0

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Bonnie Nadzam asks us what should fiction do? “An artistic practice that perpetually reinforces my sense of self is not, in my mind, an artistic practice.”

July 28, 2016

Poussey Lives 0

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Exciting news, Orange Is The New Black fans! Samira Wiley will be co-starring in the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.