Lit List: Wednesday September 7, 2016

 Natalia Ginzburg and her husband (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Natalia Ginzburg and her husband (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Good evening readers. We hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Summer might be over, but the good reading is not! Here's our round-up of must-read literary news, commentary and fiction for your Wednesday.

  • Reading Bored White Girls: The sameness of narratives about affluent teenagers who self-destruct to escape perfect lives. (Hazlitt)
  • A Dog Following the Advice of His Nose: an Interview with Mauro Javier Cardenas: The spreadsheet-making method to the novelist's effervescent madness. (Electric Literature)
  • A Prisoner of My Abandonment: Gay and straight erotic verse from medieval Arab poets. (The Paris Review)
  • Here Is Why There Were Crabs On The Subway: A possible explanation for a strange sighting in New York earlier this summer. (The Awl)
  • The Last Last Summer: Donald Trump and the Fall of Atlantic City: "come Labor Day, the city’s bad-luck streak would only break for worse and no one would care." (N+1)
  • Bedroom Eyes: In Future Sex, Emily Witt browses the unappetizing buffet of acceptable sexual experiences. (Bookforum)
  • The Book That Taught Me What I Want to Teach My Daughter: An Italian essayist offers counsel on raising "brave and resolute" children. (The New Yorker)
  • By Any Means or None: Does terrorism work? (The London Review of Books)