Winter Break


Literary Bennington takes another selfie

Thank you to all the readers who have kept up with Literary Bennington since we launched in October! It has been an enriching experience to explore Bennington’s literary tradition in this space and to share what we’ve unearthed with YOU.

We’re going on a temporary hiatus for winter break, but we’ll be back in March with more posts about our favorite Bennington writers from the past and present. 

And we have some new surprises in store for you as well … So stay tuned.

In the meantime, we’ve compiled a list of recommended reading for the holiday season—and beyond.  

All our best wishes for the holidays,

Literary Bennington

Sculpting in Time: the Great Russian Filmmaker Discusses his Art by Andrei Tarkovsky (translated by Kitty Hunter-Blair)

City of Night by John Rechy

That Is All by John Hodgman

The Giver by Louis Lowry

Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 by Elizabeth Winder

The Best American Short Stories of the Century edited by John Updike and Katrina Kenison

A Hunger: Poems by Lucie Brock-Broido

2666 by Roberto Bolaño

Grendel by John Gardner

Grapefruit: a Book of Instructions and Drawings by Yoko Ono

The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets by Kathleen Alcott

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig

By Janie Radler ‘17

Aaaand, we’re back!

Birds Not Birdcages: A Q&A with Michael Dumanis on the Return of Bennington Review