Lit Hub Daily: September 22, 2023

TODAY: In 1835, Edgar Allan Poe marries his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm.   

  • Of women and warfare: Cynthia Enloe considers the various feminist approaches to women in the military. | Lit Hub History

  • Claudia Dey on the complicated allure of patriarchs: “I thought a lot about how little men have had to do to be worshipped, to be canonized, and how much women have had to do just to be seen.” | Lit Hub In Conversation

  • Take me out to the ballgame: Erin Carlson recounts the tryouts for A League of Their Own, the hottest roles in Tinseltown. | Lit Hub Film

  • Read the winners of American Short Fiction’s 2023 Insider Prize. | Lit Hub

  • Elissa Suh reviews literary entries to the Toronto International Film Festival, from Ethan Hawke’s Flannery O’Connor biopic to American Fiction, winner of the People’s Choice Award. | Lit Hub Film

  • Anne Enright’s The Wren, the Wren, Jonathan Raban’s Father and Son, and Daniel Mason’s North Woods all feature among the Best Reviewed Books of the Week. | Book Marks

  • “I feared I’d become some kind of AI-literature evangelist in people’s eyes.” Vauhini Vara writes about her conflicted relationship with AI. | Wired

  • After two years of rising book bans in school libraries, they’re increasingly affecting public libraries, too. | New York Times

  • “It had been a joy to witness, sentence-by-sentence, the care he’d taken in re-crafting stories that still felt, despite the increasing recognition of Pancake’s work, like secret West Virginian lore.” Gabriel Rogers talks to Breece D’J Pancake’s Greek translator. | Full Stop

  • Gary Gulman, Maria Bamford, and Aparna Nancherla discuss the differences between writing for the page and for the stage. | Vulture

  • “Though she seems like a writer of details, each book is a vital mission, carried out with thrusting force.” Tobi Haslett on Annie Ernaux. | Harper’s

Also on Lit Hub: Beth Nguyen on creating a double perspective • A reading list of historical trauma in fiction • Read from Luis Felipe Fabre’s newly translated novel, Recital of the Dark Verses (tr. Heather Cleary)

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