Critical Linking: February 21, 2016

“If more people had read Mark Twain, Donald Trump wouldn’t have gotten anywhere, because that kind of blustering egomania con artist is all through Huckleberry Finn, and you would recognize that this guy doesn’t have any idea what he’s talking about,” Denby said.

Mark Twain as defeater of the Donald? Here for it. Twain for all!

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Women, in all fields – whether mothers or not – still encounter an extraordinary number of obstacles. They have to hold too many things together and often sacrifice their aspirations in the name of affections. To give an outlet to their creativity is thus especially arduous.

A new Elena Ferrante interview to cool your Ferrante fever.

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Sadly for all those fans out there hoping for a speedier fix for their Game of Thrones addiction, Neil Gaiman has nipped rumours in the bud that he’s been helping George RR Martin finish the latest volume of the fantasy saga.

Ok, but like…could he?

Tara Clancy's distinctive Queens accent is its own larger-than-life character as she narrates her memoir The Clancys of Queens. Get it or two of 250,000 other audiobooks free when you begin an Audible 30-day trial. audible-two-free-570x70
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