Morning Bites: The Bell Jar at 50, Old Whales, André Aciman on Lopate, Early Modernism, and More

A 50-year visual history of The Bell Jar is up at The Atlantic.

“You can call a book Freedom if you already have this platform where people are hyping you up as solution to America’s dearth of novelists. If you’re Franzen, you can have sort of this pompous, vain title.” – Adam Mansbach talks to Flavorwire.

Mansbach and André Aciman were both guests on The Leonard Lopate Show.

On the first wave of Modernism in literature.

Did you know there are whales alive today that were living before Moby-Dick was pissing off Captain Ahab? We sure as heck didn’t.

Jezebel alerts us to some 21st century Cruella de Vils.

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