Lit List: Weekend of Friday August 12, 2016

The Clash (Source;  Roberta F  via  Wikimedia Commons )

The Clash (Source; Roberta F via Wikimedia Commons)

Good evening literary fans. Here's some literary news and commentary to add to your weekend reading list.

  • British Humiliation and ‘The Cursed Child’: On embarrassment as the quintessential British experience. (The Millions)
  • L.A. Pub Unveils New Imprint Honoring Harriet Tubman: Tsehai, a university press with an East African focus, launches a new space for African-American voices. (Publishers Weekly)
  • From Gladiator Duels To Caesar's Last Words: The Myths Of Ancient Rome: Historian Mary Beard debunks and demystifies ideas about ancient times. (NPR)
  • Burhan Sönmez: Two Istanbuls: The Kurdish-Turkish author tackles the anxieties and dualities of his country in his novel Istanbul Istanbul. (Guernica)
  • Punk's not dead: Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain and 'Please Kill Me': The iconic oral history of punk, revisited. (LA Times)
  • No Holds Barred: Fiction by award-winning Guatemalan novelist Rodrigo Rey Rosa about a man who protests too much. (The White Review)
  • A Trickster Imagination: Helen Oyeyemi's short story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours thrives on playful ambiguity. (Los Angeles Review of Books)