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They always find their way back to one another again.
From: The Rumpus | By: Tara Isabella Burton | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Probably more than anything else, sheer curiosity propels readers through [Silvina Ocampo's] stories.
From: The Rumpus | By: Jill Schepmann | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Like an all-night rager in the apartment upstairs or a crying infant on a red-eye, the Super Bowl is one of those ineluctable public occurrences that’s seemingly impossible to stop and difficult to ignore.
From: The Rumpus | By: J. Ryan Stradal | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Chloe Caldwell talks about her new novella Women, gender nectar, break-up grief, and her impatience with analyzing the fiction/nonfiction divide.
From: The Rumpus | By: Zoe Zolbrod | Sunday, February 1, 2015
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From: The Rumpus | By: Zoe Zolbrod and Martha Bayne | Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Danielle Susi reviews Mary Biddinger's A Sunny Place with Adequate Water today in Rumpus Poetry.
From: The Rumpus | By: Danielle Susi | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Saturday 1/31: The TEAM reads Five Plays by the TEAM. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.Monday 2/2: Paul Fischer discusses A Kim Jong-Il Production, a look at North Korea’s propaganda machine. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.Tuesday 2/3: Rebecca Scherm discusses her...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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In the New Yorker, Garth Greenwell has a tribute to the Chilean writer, artist, and activist Pedro Lemebel.Related Posts:“Dubious” Plots and “Real” JokesReasonable CauseNo DramaThis Week in Short FictionWho Do You Cry For?...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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At The Millions, Matt Seidel has some thoughts on the “author x meets author y” formula, and he “set[s] out to conceive of and review the most convivial work imaginable, The Summit (an entirely fictional work of fiction).”Related Posts:Writing...
From: The Rumpus | By: Alex Norcia | Friday, January 30, 2015
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There’s a misconception about what is truly shocking – that the shocking is the purely explicit. It seems to me that’s easy, and it’s been done in literature for centuries. What’s problematic, the real way to be shocking, is to have an unstable...
From: The Rumpus | By: Claire Burgess | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The LA Times reports that unpublished letters and poems from Jane Austen’s family have been acquired by the Huntington Library. While none of the letters are from Jane Austen herself, the correspondence will still “provide valuable insight into Jane...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Friday, January 30, 2015
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For the New Yorker, Dave Haglund reviews Louis C.K.’s stand-up special, at times pointing out the differences between crafting a comedic set and a piece of literature; at Electric Literature, Jason Diamond holds some opposite opinions.Related Posts:The...
From: The Rumpus | By: Alex Norcia | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Friday 1/30: The American Library Association sets up the 2015 Chicago Midwinter Meeting at McCormick Place until Tuesday, February 3. You don’t have to be a librarian to attend, but you will need to register.Chicago radio personalities make their...
From: The Rumpus | By: Rachel Natale | Friday, January 30, 2015
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A rediscovered 35-year-old letter from Roald Dahl dispenses advice to a young writer in his trademark irascible fashion. After scolding the letter writer for “asking to much of [him],” Dahl offers this and other craft gems:. . . eschew all those...
From: The Rumpus | By: Claire Burgess | Friday, January 30, 2015
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And what do we make of chocolate? Are you not afraid that it will burn your blood? Could it be that these miraculous effects mask some kind of inferno [in the body]?The Public Domain Review examines 17th century texts to discover the history of coffee,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Amanda Silberling reviews Sean Bishops The Night We're Not Sleeping In today in Rumpus Poetry.
From: The Rumpus | By: Amanda Silberling | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Michelle Tea talks with Bustle about her new memoir How to Grow Up, motherhood, Botox, and what it’s like to write about things being good:It’s the first time I’ve ever worked on a piece of writing where I’m writing about things being kind of...
From: The Rumpus | By: Claire Burgess | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Writer Josh Weil talks about his novel, The Great Glass Sea, magical realism vs. science fiction, Russia’s experiments with mirrored satellites, his early days as an aspiring playwright, and how he uses fear as a fuel to accomplish his work....
From: The Rumpus | By: James Scott | Friday, January 30, 2015
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If you are uncertain about whether you’ve made it as an author yet, you can self-check using Electric Literatures’s flow chart.Related Posts:Traditional vs. Self-PublishingDon’t Read That BookWhy We Still Choose PaperHow Many Words Are in Ulysses?...
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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At The Millions, Nick Ripatrazone reviews BOMB Magazine’s “The Author Interviews,” “a collection of 35 interviews spanning 30 years.” He meditates on the competing definitions and modes, concluding he is “drawn” to interviews not “for...
From: The Rumpus | By: Alex Norcia | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Fraternities do not have a monopoly on rapists: not at UVA, not at any frat, not even the deep Southern ones where upwards of 100 guys live in the house. (The plumbing; one shudders.) But: what the fraternity system does collect together is a group of...
From: The Rumpus | By: Lyz Lenz | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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By now Miles Davis has become a cornerstone of modern music. We can’t get rid of him, which is good, because we would never want to. Miles Davis is inside us; he surrounds us, and permeates our collective consciousness. For that reason, it’s...
From: The Rumpus | By: Max Gray | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Thursday 1/29: Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt shares his entertaining memoir about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late ’90s while obsessively watching classic films in his book, Silver Screen Fiend. Powell’s City of Books, 6 p.m.,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Olivia Olivia | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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In the New Statesman, Oliver Farry investigates the times we notice anachronisms in film, television, and literature—and why we care.Related Posts:The Rumpus Saturday Essay: StainAngelheaded Hipsters BurningWriter Reading GrantsBooks Grow LongerThe...
From: The Rumpus | By: Alex Norcia | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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When I left the house on Pace Street and moved to Vermont, I became a writer. I became a writer because I was so broken down by early motherhood that I stopped fearing criticism long enough to throw my work out into the world....
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Caleb Cage reviews My Life as a Foreign Country by Brian Turner today in Rumpus Books.
From: The Rumpus | By: Caleb Cage | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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