Best of the Web 3/7/16

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.


Roisin Kiberd tells the story of "Charlotte Shane," a young sex worker employing a mass-email app to share her experiences and her writing.

"Email Is a 'Safe Space' Where Women Can Write Dangerously." 


"Writing without paragraph breaks gives access, I hope, to that sense of simultaneity and submergence": In defense of a 41-page paragraph, here is Garth Greenwell on style, format, and letting the words fly.

"Surrendering to a 41-page Paragraph."


This article from The New Yorker outlines how black women writers have used diaries as a "private sanctuary where one's truer self is affirmed and authorized." 

"Black Women Writers and the Secret Space of Diaries." 


Jonathan Clark has created a list of the best volumes of literary criticism. See which ones make the cut in this article on Lit Hub. 

"102 Indispensable Works of Literary Criticism." 

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