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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Recommended Reading on Reading

Adam Serwer of The American Prospect has a wonderful blog post about Lorraine Hansberry. I had a paper doll of her in my "notable american women" collection, and along with Edna St. Vincent Millay and Harriet Beecher Stowe, she therefore became an early favorite. Anyway his post--about race, gender and sexuality in her life and work and legacy--is far less trivial than that anecdote, and well worth reading.

My idol-in-bloggage, Novelist Jennifer Weiner, has a post up at HuffPo about gender and genre in the book world and how the subjects covered by "serious" men and "unserious" women are converging, even though the double-standard is still in play. It's a very thoughtful and hip essay.

Go read these posts now and edify thyselves!

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting links - fascinating, in fact. I wonder whether The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window is still being performed.