Weekend Reading

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Here are some short stories, essays, interviews, and reviews to satisfy your weekend literary craving:
Mary Ruefle’s essay, My Private Property, in The Kenyon Review. It’s about shrunken heads. Or, is it about something else entirely?

Also from The Kenyon Review, Natalia Theodoridou’s short story, The Raven’s Sister, a re-telling of the Seven Ravens folktale.

In “We Are Determined Our Authority Shall Be Fully Respected”: Fiddle Tunes and Primitive
Selfies In the Techie Art of Darkness, Jacob Sunderlin talks about the photography book, Making Pictures: Three for A Dime, and the accompanying disc of Arkansas regional “old-time” music in TheFanzine.

Kima Jones interviews Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings, for MidnightBreakfast.

Also from MidnightBreakfast, a (very sexually explicit) short story by Cari Luna, Come Make Love with Us, about loneliness.

Jenn Shapland’s essay about her summer spent cataloging David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King for the Harry Ransom Center.

Kiese Laymon, author of Long Division and How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, talks to his mom in Guernica.

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