A little on the long side, but you can skim it. TL;DR: sentences written for a clear purpose, with a goal beyond themselves, are better than sentences written just to be beautiful.
The Marquise Went out at Five O’clock: On Making Sentences Do Something
The publishing scene is certainly changing. What will this do to the novel?
China Miéville: Writers should welcome a future where readers remix our books
Not so serious. Kind of fun. Makes you want to just read Emily Dickinson though.
An English-to-English Translation of Emily Dickinson’s Poetry
You can always add to these lists. I’d propose Alan Lightman’s Einstein’s Dreams, for instance.
10 Books That Are Meant to Be Savored
The advice is not very helpful – but perhaps the core idea of the article itself is meant to be turned upon itself?
Everything in Writing and Life is Fiction
Paulo Coelho writes hugely popular, short, simple fables with an air of mysticism. He’s critical of James Joyce, a towering figure of modernist literature, and in particular of Ulysses, Joyce’s huge, complex and fiendishly inventive masterpiece which models a day in the life of a Dublin man on the mythical journey of Odysseus. I’m on Joyce’s side, and so is this writer: