Lit List: Wednesday August 31, 2016

 Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud

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

  • John Hersey, the Writer Who Let Hiroshima Speak for Itself: Hersey, who died in 1993, used literary techniques to bear witness to the devastation of the atom bomb. (The New Yorker)
  • Who Gets To Decide What Counts As English?: On writing in patois and breaking down hegemonies. (Lithub)
  • Proust Book Club: On Reading Recklessly: One writer binge-reads In Search of Lost Time. (The Millions)
  • I Was Somebody Else: Rimbaud's posthumous memoirs of the years after he faked his death in 1891. (The Paris Review)
  • A Queer History of Relics: a young man recounts his romances through the touchstones of Catholic ritual. (Catapult)
  • The Brooklyn 100: Lisa Lucas, National Book Foundation:The former Guernica editor-in-chief talks about finding new audiences (Brooklyn Magazine)
  • Fear and Loafing: How to write about this year's dystopian election? (Bookforum)