Lit List: Friday, December 23, 2016

 Ocean Vuong. credit: Wikimedia Commons

Ocean Vuong. credit: Wikimedia Commons

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

 

  • A few little-known Hanukkah stories The New Yorker
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates on the importance of Kwanzaa The Atlantic
  • Christmas is not the only thing that's commodified Lithub
  • Ocean Vuong and Alexander Chee discuss how to balance dreams of literary fame and buying their moms houses Bon Magazine
  • Branko Milanovic, the author of "Global Inequality," explains the chaos of 2016 The New Republic
  • Eileen Myles' poem "Merry Christmas, Dr. Title," about a place she doesn't go anymore BOMB Magazine
  • Lewis Lapham re-politicizes A Christmas Carol Lapham's Quarterly