Electric Literature: Electric Literature’s Favorite Indie Bookstores

Electric Literature: Electric Literature’s Favorite Indie Bookstores

Whenever I travel to a new city, my favorite way to get to know the community is to venture into local bookstores. Anything from feminist shops that highlight writers of color to bookstore/cafe hybrids, I never quite know what I’m walking into, and that buzz of excitement never gets old. Last year, we shared some […]

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Los Angeles Review of Books: From Aspiration to Constriction: On Three New Books Examining Change in China

THE DECADE THAT preceded the Tiananmen tragedy of 1989 was a remarkable period in the history of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In the drab years following Mao Zedong’s death in 1976, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) still controlled most aspects of a citizen’s life. To marry, divorce, have children, change jobs, or travel, […]

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Electric Literature: Is This Dissertation Research or a First Date?

An excerpt from Short War by Lily Meyer Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 2015 Nina Lazris met her husband in the week between arriving in Buenos Aires and discovering the book that punched holes in her personal history. Besides that, she did little of note. She unpacked her bags, set up a writing space in her […]

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Literary Hub: Lit Hub Daily: March 25, 2024

Literary Hub: Lit Hub Daily: March 25, 2024

“Its name is vection: an illusory self-motion in the absence of any actual bodily movement in space.” On the what train travel and reading fiction have in common. | Lit Hub Criticism Alex Trimble Young remembers the late Stanley Crawford. | Lit Hub Criticism Alvina Chamberland on why she chose to be the cover model […]

Literary Hub: Lit Hub Daily: March 21, 2024

Literary Hub: Lit Hub Daily: March 21, 2024

Should you start writing under the stars? Annabel Abbs-Streets on how night skies inspire creative thoughts. | Lit Hub Science James Goodhand recommends Kate Atkinson, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Georgi Gospodinov, and more books about time travel. | Lit Hub Reading Lists “The routine was not all that remarkable for her, but from the outside looking in, […]

Electric Literature: A Billionaire Bender to Save the Fucking World

Electric Literature: A Billionaire Bender to Save the Fucking World

An excerpt from The Audacity by Ryan Chapman He took in air. Compared to Manhattan’s concrete sentries, Averman’s island was a state of nature. Or, relatively: They’d landed on a fresh tarmac carved out of the jungle and skirted by a comically long hangar. To the left, rows of idling Jeeps. Above, a sky the […]

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