Posts Tagged: Adelle Waldman

Notable NYC: 4/28–5/4

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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First Comes Love…

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Over at the New Yorker, Adelle Waldman explores how men and women authors write about marriage. Citing examples from Leo Tolstoy, Jane Austen, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Elena Ferrante, and many others, Waldman writes: Ideas about love, about its essential nature and its causes, are highly idiosyncratic and often unstable. And yet, among the endless variations, romantic […]

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The Rumpus Interview with David Lipsky

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David Lipsky, whose book was recently adapted into the movie The End of the Tour, discusses his career as a writer and journalist as it’s evolved in the twenty years since his road trip with David Foster Wallace.

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Notable NYC: 7/4–7/10

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Saturday 7/4: Macy’s celebrates independence from the English King with fireworks. East River, 9 p.m., free. Monday 7/6: Tony Hoagland reads from Twenty Poems That Could Save America. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 7/7: Julia Fierro celebrates the paperback release of Cutting Teeth, the comedic domestic drama about Brooklyn families on vacation. BookCourt, 7 p.m., […]

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Notable NYC: 12/20–12/26

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Saturday 12/20: Adam Gopnik, Mike Albo, Jami Attenberg, Charles Bock, Alexander Chee, Scott Cheshire, Ashley Ford, Lev Grossman, Rahawa Haile, Jazmine Hughes, Leslie Jamison, Bennett Madison, Ayana Mathis, Eileen Myles, Rosie Schaap, Elissa Schappell, Parul Sehgal, Rob Spillman, Emma Straub, J. Courtney Sullivan, Justin Taylor, Justin Torres, Adelle Waldman, and more will read from A […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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As the story goes, nearly 100 years ago a group of Surrealist artists gathered together and put a new spin on an old parlor game called Consequences. The meeting resulted in their collective authorship of this phrase: “The/ exquisite/ corpse/ will/ drink/ the/ young/ wine.” Now familiar to many writers by the name of “Exquisite […]

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The Era of Celebrity Bookselling

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The Colbert Bump helped propel Edan Lepucki‘s California to the third spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Lena Dunham’s endorsement helped sell Adelle Waldman‘s The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. Celebrity and celebrity endorsements have long played a role in moving products. Jason Diamond, writing over at Flavorwire, explains that today’s endorsements go beyond […]

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Notable NYC: 7/12–7/18

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Saturday 7/12: Emma Straub, Eric Smith, and others cross the river for the Chilltown Literary Festival in Jersey City. Downtown Jersey City, 11 a.m., free. Monday 7/14: Emma Straub, Tiphanie Yanique, Courtney Maum, Boris Fishman, and Aaron Burch join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Straub’s latest novel, The Vacationers, is about a two-week trip shared between […]

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Notable NYC: 5/31–6/6

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Saturday 5/31: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, Ethan Hauser, and Paul Rome have a conversation with publishing insiders Katie Raissian, Erin Harris, and Brittney Inman Canty. Bittersweet (May 2014), Beverly-Whittmore’s new novel, is about a girl and her roommate at a prestigious East Coast college. Rome’s We All Sleep In the Same Room (2013) follows a family spiraling […]

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Notable NYC: 3/22–3/28

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Saturday 3/22: Ariel Gore reads from her new memoir, The End of Eve (February 2014). Bluestockings, 7 p.m., free. Rob Halpern and Ann Lauterbach join the Segue Series. Halpern’s collection Common Place is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse. Segue Series, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 3/23: Nathaniel Popkin, Melvin Bukiet and Liesl Schillinger perform a tribute […]

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Notable NYC: 3/15–3/21

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Saturday 3/15: Josef Kaplan and Ann Hirsch read poetry. Kaplan’s latest book, All Nightmare: Introductions 2011-2012 collects the prefatory remarks written while curating the Segue Series. Hirsch’s Twelve, censored as “crude and objectionable,” is a collection of instant messenger chat room scenes. Macie Gransion, 7:30 p.m., free. Lorrie Moore reads from Bark (February 2014), her […]

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Notable NYC: 2/22–2/28

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Saturday 2/22: Diane Josefowicz, Justin Boening, Marina Kaganova, and Bianca Stone celebrate the release of the Spring issue of The Saint Ann’s Review. KGB, 7 p.m., free. Chris Chosea will write custom poems. Third Factory, Old American Can Factory, noon, free. Sunday 2/23: Clifford Chase and Rick Whitaker join the Sunday Night fiction series, although […]

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Notable NYC: 2/8–2/14

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Saturday 2/8: Adelle Waldman reads The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. (2013) with Rob Spillman, editor of Tin House. Brooklyn Public Librarty, 4 p.m., free. Adelle Waldman reads The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. (2013) with Rob Spillman, editor of Tin House. Brooklyn Public Librarty, 4 p.m., free. Jocelyn Spaar and Masha Tupitsyn join the […]

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Notable NYC: 12/14–12/20

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Saturday 12/14: Mike Albo, Jami Attenberg, Sandra Bauleo, Alexander Chee, Adam Gopnik, Lev Grossman, Jill Hennessey, Dave Hill, Saeed Jones, Michael Kostroff, Fiona Maazel, Ayana Mathis, Téa Obreht, Gabriel Roth, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Rosie Schaap, Elissa Schappell, Parul Sehgal, Jim Shepard, Rob Spillman, Lorin Stein, Emma Straub, J. Courtney Sullivan, Justin Taylor, Lynne Tillman, Justin Torres, […]

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Notable NYC: 10/21–10/27

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Monday 10/21: Novelist Jonathan Grimwood hosts Charlotte Druckman, Gideon Lewis-Kraus, and Matt Gross for an evening of storytelling focused on obsessions. Grimwood’s novel, The Last Banquet (October 2013), set in Enlightenment era Versailles, will inspire refreshments served by chef Emily Casey. Housing Works, 7pm, free. Irish author Michèle Forbes reads from her debut novel, Ghost Moth (April […]

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Beauty as character

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In an elegant and bracing piece for the New Yorker, recent Rumpus interviewee Adelle Waldman looks at the way men look at women. Beauty isn’t an ornament, either for the women who possess it or the best chroniclers of it. In the novels she discusses, beauty is a character in its own right, and a sinister […]

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