Lit List: Thursday November 3, 2016

Good evening readers. Here's your round-up of today's must-read literary news, commentary and fiction.

  • From "benevolent manipulation" to "relentless pursuit": How pop culture feeds us unhealthy and subtly violent love stories. The Atlantic
  • Zadie Smith's Swing Time seems to signal a "withdrawal from the hopefulness and extroversion of her early work" The Nation
  • A biography of a New York rich kid turned conservative reactionary...and no, his initials aren't DJT The Los Angeles Times
  • Anne Frank's diary was doctored and bowdlerized by a sexist editor The Establishment
  • Roald Dahl hosted a sci-fi/horror anthology TV series reminiscent of The Twilight Zone titled Way Out Atlas Obscura
  • In Javier MarĂ­as's Thus Bad Begins, the eavesdrops his way towards secrets from the Franco era NPR
  • Wei Tchou on reading poetry on Amtrak The Paris Review
  • Why Wole Soyinka might rip up his green card The Guardian
  • The joy, creativity and resilience of black girls surviving in the Jim Crow era Public Books