Litstack Recs| How to Write an Autobiographical Novel & A Song for a New Day

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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays, by Alexander Chee “Writing is a way of going to the depth of Being,” wrote Marguerite Yourcenar, and the sixteen essays that make up Alexander Chee’s 2018 memoir are about the heart of being—and writing, about striving to succeed as a writer, reconciling […]

Gimbling in the Wabe – In Honor of Maya Angelou

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I consider myself to be fairly well read.  At the very least, I read a lot, and I try to read some works that are considered important, or classic, or even popular, not necessarily because they capture my interest but because experience (and educational English classes) have shown me that […]