Literary Link Love

I’m such a slacker! I have a billion links (okay, more like 16) because I haven’t done one of these in a while. Anyhoo, if you have a literature-related link you’d like to share, feel free to leave it in the comments!

Amazon finally pulled The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure off its shelves. Interview with the book’s creepy author at the link.

Hoyden About Town discusses extreme breastfeeding in literature.

Abortion Gang examines abortion in literature.

Ms. Magazine picks the 10 best feminist teen books of all time.

Apparently, Edith Wharton wrote erotica.

io9 has a list of 15 classic sci-fi and fantasy novels that were originally rejected by publishers. Some of the books on that list are surprising!

The Today Show lists the 9 most subversive children’s books ever written.

The Millions talks about reading outside your culture.

Flavorwire has a brief visual history of riot grrrl zines.

The American Library Association has created an award for LGBT children’s and YA literature called the Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award.

Bitch Magazine rounds up some feminist retellings of fairy tales.

The litarary magazine is making a comeback.

Jezebel interviews YA author Ni-Ni Simone.

Vulture features three songs that bring tears to Jonathan Franzen’s eyes.

Tiger Beatdown discusses what makes a fully-developed female character in literature.

And finally, for the nerd in you, The Rejectionist posted this fascinating video on how illuminated manuscripts are made:

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