Recommended Reading Launch

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Recommended Reading, Electric Literature’s free digital magazine, has been released! The inaugural story comes from Ben Marcus.

“If my mother knew that she only needed to survive for just under an hour―in order not to die today―would her chances of living increase? If I phoned her now and told her to hang on, so that she didn’t die today, would her odds change? In other words, does it increase our chance of survival if we consciously try to live?”


Lisa Dusenbery is the managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →