Lit List: Tuesday August 9, 2016

 William Styron (Source: Wikipedia)

William Styron (Source: Wikipedia)

Good evening literary fans. Here's what we read today that we think you will enjoy.

  • American Playwrights Try to Reinvent The History Play: Artists from Oregon Shakespeare Festival rejuvenate Shakespeare's old model through 37 plays recording paradigm shift in American history  (The New Yorker
  • Drawn to the abyss: literature's fascination with homelessness. (The Guardian
  • The Literary Battle for Nat Turner's Legacy: The subject of William Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner is more than relevant than ever (Vanity Fair
  • Is Fiction An Addiction? A child of alcoholic parents questions whether or not his addition to fiction is jeopardizing real life  (Book Riot)
  • Among Strange Victims by Daniel Saldaña París. The Rumpus review of young Mexican writer Daniel Saldaña París's first novel published in the U.S. (The Rumpus
  • On Name-Calling, Poetic Partner-In-Crime, And the Blues: Poets Cynthia Manick and Chialun Chang reveal why they don't identify themselves as poets?  (Literary Hub
  • 'Textbook' Tries To Extend Kid-Lit Playfulness To Adult Reading: Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal expands children literature to adult world. (NPR Books)