Lit List: Monday December 19, 2016

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

  • "And what of love, instead of politics?" Trailblazing director Kathleen Collins finally gets recognized for her poignant but unsentimental fiction. Bookforum
  • It's Not A Wonderful Life: Frank Capra's optimistic Christmas classic rings false in 2016. The Establishment
  • Kevin Nguyen is done with people on Twitter who really want you to know that they read the "right" books. The Millions
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: "I'm the guy who...white people read to show they know something." Vox
  • Genre Trouble: In fantasy books, powerful, complex women are just a little too fantastical. Lithub
  • A war on drugs and its sky-high cost: A profile of one of many families decimated by Rodrigo Duterte's purge. Harper's
  • From Hell's Angels to the deplorables: Hunter S. Thompson predicted the rise of an "ethic of total retaliation" in American politics. The Nation
  • "Trusting airplanes is a tricky business." Six poems by Rasool Yoonan. Asymptote
KAthleen collins. photo: mark reid

KAthleen collins. photo: mark reid