Literary Canon Update

Literary Canon Update

Book Culture

Have you ever been given a reading list that’s written, translated, and selected exclusively by and for men? Odds are you’ve rarely seen any that aren’t. If you want to appreciate the cannon while also living in a world where women exist, this is the list for you. These books and translations are some of the best and most lauded of all time, and yes, they’re by women. It was, I must confess, a little hard to compile. The Odyssey was first translated by a woman only in 2017! But don’t despair. It’s all here for the taking.   The …

10 Literary Ladies who Deserve to Celebrate Hot Girl Summer

10 Literary Ladies who Deserve to Celebrate Hot Girl Summer

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What exactly is hot girl summer? I’m so glad you asked. Hot girl summer is a term coined by fans of Megan Thee Stallion.   Image via Billboard   The rapper explained the movement to The Root: “It’s about women and men being unapologetically them, just having a good-ass time, hyping up their friends, doing you.” And that’s really all there is to it. Hot girl summer is about exuding confidence, and helping those around you love themselves in turn. Now, which literary heroines deserve to strut their stuff and throw it in a circle all night this summer? Wow, …