Your humble Rumpus Sunday Editor is smitten. Over the last couple weeks, the book blogs have been in form, publishing intelligent, hilarious, insightful, and riveting posts. In a word, they’ve been brilliant. Some, but most certainly not all, of my evidence is below.
Eileen Miles on Can Xue. “Can Xue’s doing this surrealism of the body. It’s a surrealism that comes like a hallucination out of suffering and deprivation and loss.”
And in the world of book news, how will Zappos, with its famously “upbeat, sometimes goofy corporate culture” that occasionally includes “shots of vodka at Claim Jumpers,” influence Amazon now that they are owned by the e-retail giant? In a sidenote, does anyone else think vodka shots at Claim Jumpers sound like a terrible, terrible punishment?