JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

New International Books

Five new books out this week, and links to related content you won’t find anywhere else.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Joy Williams, Tennessee Williams, and More

Five new books out this week, and links to related content you won’t find anywhere else. Prose master ...
The Tornadoes

The Linguistics of My Next Band Name

Why do certain combinations of words make good band names? Linguistic research points to "semantic space."
Charlotte's Web

“What’s a life, anyway?” Remembering E. B. White

E.B. White was born on this day in 1899, and in lieu of a proper celebration—a lobster dinner ...

Jamaica, Ithaca, and Seinfeldia

Our Friday Reads are these five new books out this week, and links to related content you won’t find anywhere else. 
Langston Hughes

The Drag Aesthetic of Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes' poetry was influenced by the drag scene in 1920s Harlem.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Post Offices, Prep Schools, and Poetry

Our Friday Reads are these five new books out this week, and links to related content you won’t find anywhere else. 
Portland, OR sign

How to Navigate by Nostalgia: The Linguistics of Place Names

Place names are often intimately tied to nostalgia and history.
Hemingway and friends

The Real Story Behind Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway's famous, career-launching debut novel, "The Sun Also Rises," was so autobiographical, it was essentially gossipy reportage.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Video Games, Italian Revolutionaries, and Anne Tyler

Our Friday Reads are these new books out this week, and related content you won't find anywhere else.