Lit Hub Weekly: September 5-8, 2023

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TODAY: In 1911, American writer and social critic Paul Goodman is born.   

Also on Lit Hub:

Porochista Khakpour on the unrelatable brilliance of Alison Rose’s Better Than Sane • What Myriam Gurba is reading now and next • On the beauty of physical encounters with rare books • How reading and writing poetry puts us in touch with something bigger than ourselves • James Hanaham talks to Kwaneta Harris, a writer who’s been in solitary confinement for over seven years • The literary life of the French Riviera • Safiya Sinclair considers Ferguson Report: An Erasure • Hugh Ryan on post-truth in the lyric essay • Isabella Trimboli on reading the diaries of women writers • The new canon of boarding school literature • Rebecca Ackermann reviews the new series adaptation of The Changeling • How chef life prepared Brendan Shay Basham for the writing life • How to write novels about real people • How English became a South Asian literary language • On reality TV’s marriage plot • Viniyanka Prasad on the importance of creating communities for marginalized writers • Sean Michaels recounts collaborating with AI to write a novel • Nikhil Goyal discusses the ongoing struggle for American public education • Get a sneak peek of Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki’s graphic novel, Roaming 

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