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- “For the benefit of subsequent generations, who would be tasked with rebuilding society from the ruins, he was determined to trace how the Nazis’ reign of terror had become possible, and how he and so many others had been blind to its beginnings.” Reading Stefan Zweig’s memoir in the age of Trump. | The New Yorker
- My blessing and my curse is that I’m an empathy: An interview with Naomi Jackson. | The Rumpus
- “Both swaths of the American electorate can lay claim to the Little House mythology and the blueprint the books offer for a certain way to live in this country.” How the work of Laura Ingalls continues to reflect America. | The New York Times
- In which Lauren Elkin, Sylvia Whitman, the owner of Shakespeare and Company, and Krista Halverson, the editor of a new book about it, walk around the Left Bank and discuss the bookstore’s history. | The Paris Review
- On the collected letters of Ernest Hemingway, “not one of literature’s great letter writers.” | The Times Literary Supplement
- “We know, don’t we, that men, especially those in positions of power, try to hurt, tame and control what they fear, and cannot or will not try to understand. And we trust that women, individually and especially together, are tremendously powerful.” Bonnie Nadzam on abusive men in the literary community. | Tin House
- Librarians are combating fake news by teaching students to “fight through lies, distortion and trickery to find their way to truth.” | Seattle News
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