Lit-Link Round-up


This is going to be a short one–my mom got into a car accident the other day (on my dad’s 91st birthday no less) with my girls in the car, and things have been chaotic here.  Mom’s having surgery for a leg broken in 3 places, and one of my daughters is rocking a Marcia Brady nose.  Plus, it takes an hour to organize my father’s daily pill cases.  And we’re currently 7 people without a car.  So my reading time’s been a little light…

There are obviously a lot of tragically timely pieces right now about repealing the Second Amendment.  Here’s Rolling Stone’s.

The always provocative Anna March muses on the significance of breasts to a feminist woman, and what the prospective loss of them reveals about love in “My Shazam Boobs” at Salon.

James Greer glimpses the future at the Media Lab at MIT and lives to tell the tale to The Weeklings.

What Writers Drink in Paris (when they aren’t writing about drinking in Paris), at Tin House.

Matt Bell, Steven Gillis, Jac Jemc–Shelf Unbound’s Top 10 of 2012 is heavy on the amazing talent of Dzanc Books and made me happy.

C.K. Louis does the Proust Questionnaire.

Mark Haskell Smith reviews Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Largehearted Boy is aggregating every online Best Books of 2012 list.  Wow, what a project.  Go, David.



Gina Frangello is the Sunday Editor of The Rumpus. She is also the Fiction Editor of The Nervous Breakdown and the co-founder and Executive Editor of Other Voices Books, an imprint of Dzanc Books. Her third book of fiction, A Life in Men, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books in February 2014. She is also the author Slut Lullabies (Emergency Press 2010) and My Sister's Continent (Chiasmus 2006). She lives in Chicago and can be found at More from this author →