Midweek Links: Literary Links from Around the Web (July 22nd)

Looking for some interesting reading to get you through the week? Here are some literary links from around the web to check out:

lit road trips

A pretty amazing map of literary road trips

New Republic explains how Joan Didion became America’s main literary celebrity

Franz Kafka was funny, but was he funny ha-ha or funny uh-wha??

Frequent EL contributor Tobias Carroll gives you a primer on the genre of Weird Fiction

Harper Lee’s “lost” sequel to Mockingbird is getting mixed reviews, but is selling even better than E.L. James

24 drug-addled novels that will bend your mind

Jessa Crispin explains the gendered problem with the Elizabeth Gilbert school of female travel writing

New Yorker delvers into the strange, unsettling works of James Purdy

A lament for modern publishing

Lastly, the most accurate and most helpful writing tips from famous authors

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