Our Internet Faves 9/21/15


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. 


With the release of The Complete Works of Primo Levi published on September 17, The Guardian pays tribute to Levi's unique ability to relay the horrors of the Holocaust in poetic language: 

Toni Morrison on Primo Levi's Defiant Humanism


The Rumpus interviews novelists Carmiel Banasky (The Suicide of Claire Bishop), Alexandra Kleeman (You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine), and Matthew Salesses (The Hundred-Year Flood) on what it's like to be young emerging writers: 

The Rumpus Three-Way Interview: An Incomplete Catharsis 


Author and poet Jenny Zhang responds to white poet Michael Derrik Hudson's use of the Chinese pen name Yi-Fen Chou in a BuzzFeed article that looks at the realities of being an Asian American writer: 

They Pretend To Be Us While Pretending We Don't Exist 


This Tumblr post takes a closer look at the sexualized cover art of Lolita, which defies Vladimir Nabokov's specific request that the cover not depict an image of a girl: 

The "Lolita" Covers


NPR's Colin Dwyer goes over the complete list of National Book Award nominees, which includes some of our staff favorites like Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: 

Lauren Groff, Ta-Nehisi Coates Lead Long Lists For National Book Awards 


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