The desire to escape grounds itself in many of us, but it laid roots early in Andrew Solomon. As a Jewish child hearing stories of the Holocaust and obsessing over British fairy tales, Solomon prepared for his opportunity to get out. In his essay "Dispatches from Everywhere," Solomon writes: I was
American writer Madeleine L'Engle told us, "Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving." Below are a few we found this week that force us to agree: An excerpt on Lit Hub from Melissa Broder's upcoming book on love, marriage, sex, monogamy, and illness that, seriously,
Part of me still couldn’t fathom that our life together was done, still believed we lived in that cramped third-floor apartment, two floors above the James Spader lookalike who held open mic poetry readings every Friday evening in his living room and once asked if you’d ever read Madame Bovary.
Ursula K. Le Guin said: “The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.” Read this week's links below of great stories from around the web; bring them to life. Kevin Maloney gives a hilarious recount of a mosh