Lit List: Tuesday July 19, 2016

 Zadie Smith (Source: Wikipedia)

Zadie Smith (Source: Wikipedia)

Good evening literary fans. Here's what we read today that you should too.

  • Nadja Spiegelman: Growing up in the Age of Terror: A fourteen-year-old girl shows bravery in a world of terror. (Guernica)
  • Is JD Salinger's Franny and Zooey posturing or profound? (The Guardian)
  • Virginia Woolf’s Sister Steps Out Of Her Shadow And Into The Spotlight: A "long-overdue" exhibition will showcase the talented artist's work. (The Huffington Post
  • Fences: A Brexit Diary: How Zadie Smith feels about Britain's recent withdrawal from the EU. (The NY Review of Books
  • Vivian Gornick on In Search of Ali Mahmoud: An American Woman in Egypt (The Paris Review)
  • The Fabulist and Fantastic Edges of Contemporary Southern Women's Poetry: "How fantasy and fairy tales have influenced the poetry of Southern female poets." (Electric Lit)
  • Putting Down Strangers: Adam Thorpe on Brexit.  (Granta)
  • A Novelist's Wartime Education: Nick Paumgarten writes about his friend and writer, Whitney Terrell  (The New Yorker
  • This Librarian Handing Out Books At The RNC Wants To "Make America Read Again" (Bustle)
  • Five Public Cases: In response to the question "What is poetry for?" (The Paris Review)