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Your Sunday Long Reads: Harmony Korine, Peter Gelb, and Amish Romance Novels

It's Sunday afternoon — your last chance to read all that stuff you meant to read last week before Monday brings a new deluge of things you will want to read. Below, some of our recommendations:

"Harmony Korine" by Carrie Battan (Pitchfork): The Spring Breakers director and his music supervisor on the movie's use of Gucci Mane, Britney Spears, and lots of bass-dropping.

"Roll in the hay: The rise of the Amish romance novel" by Valerie Weaver-Zercher (LARB): Reading into the "bonnet-ripper" market. 

"The Epic Ups and Downs of Peter Gelb" by Chip Brown (The New York Times Magazine): Everything you ever wanted to know about the guy who runs the Metropolitan Opera.

"Chinua Achebe, The Art of Fiction No. 139" by Jerome Brooks (The Paris Review): A 1994 interview with the celebrated Nigerian novelist, who died last week. 

"What Is the Business of Literature?" by Richard Nash (Virginia Quarterly Review): On what books' past can tell us about their future.

"A Map of Tulsa" by Benjamin Lytal (n+1): An excerpt from the forthcoming coming-of-age novel.

For more in-depth weekend readings, visit our friends at Longreads.

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