JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Mary Shelley

Someone discovered a handful of previously unpublished letters written by Mary Shelley, stashed in private house in a small English village.
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A George Saunders Outtake

George Saunders' trademark dark humor is especially on display in this "deleted scene" from the novella Pastoralia, available for free here.
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Kathleen Collins and Black Women’s Sexuality

A new book is getting a lot of attention in the literary world right now…although its author died ...
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Zadie Smith

Ever since the publication of White Teeth, Zadie Smith has made a career of writing about the actual experiences behind topics like race and immigration.
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Toni Morrison

This Black History Month, we remember Toni Morrison, the first African American writer to win the Nobel Prize ...
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George Orwell’s 1984

George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 finds itself at the top of the best-seller lists this week, the first of Trump's presidency.
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Literature as Resistance

What does it mean to have a literature of resistance?
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Roxane Gay

An interview with award-winning author Roxane Gay, plus one of her short stories.
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The Revelatory Rabbits of Watership Down

On Christmas Eve we lost Richard Adams, the British writer whose 1972 novel Watership Down became one of the bestselling children’s books of all time.
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Avi

The beloved and prolific children's literature author Avi was born on December 23, 1937.