Best of the Web 11/14/16

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.


How much can you say in a single sentence? If you're the author of this year's Goldsmiths prize, probably quite a lot. Read more on The Guardian.

"Single sentence novel wins Goldsmiths prize for books that 'break the mould'"


Polling seems like a kind of dark magic. Check out a satirical look at the FiveThirtyEight polling model from McSweeney's.

"In Case I, Nate Silver, Die, Follow These Steps to Update The FiveThirtyEight Elections Forecast Model"


Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote classic literature like The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment, but what else do we actually know about him? Pay his work another visit after reading about his history, from The Paris Review.

"Dostoevsky's Empathy"


In moments of political upheaval, fiction and poetry are good for more than solace or escapism. Don't miss this list of reads from Literary Hub.

"25 Works of Poetry and Fiction for Anger and Action"


When all else fails, sit down with a book and a glass of wine, right? Meet the company making it even easier to unwind, via Bustle.

"These Wine Bottles Wrapped With Books Are All You Need To Make Your Evening Perfect"

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