Posts Tagged: Alana Massey

The Delusion of Objectivity: Talking with Leslie Jamison

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Leslie Jamison discusses The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, understanding that every text is incomplete, and whether motherhood has changed her writing.

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What to Read When: A Holiday Book-Gifting Guide

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Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family, from recent 2017 releases to longtime literary loves.

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Allowing a Female to Own Her Genius: Talking with Alana Massey

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Alana Massey discusses her debut collection, All the Lives I Want, the best piece of writing advice she’s ever received, and acknowledging the work that women do.

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Next Letter in the Mail: Alana Massey

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We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail from Alana Massey! Alana sends us a list of action items with which we can do what we please, but she’d really love to know which ones you choose to act on and if you felt they were worthwhile. Don’t miss this handwritten, thought-provoking letter—subscribe to Letters in the Mail before […]

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What to Read When You Want to Avoid the News

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From drugs to celebrities to murder to just plain good writing, here are five books that offer us a brief respite from the onslaught of terrifying news.

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Notable NYC: 2/4–2/10

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Saturday 2/4: John Domini and Carole Firstman celebrate releases from Dzanc Books. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free. Cecilia Corrigan and Wendy Trevino join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 2/5: Chelsea Hodson, Gregory Zorko, Sarah Jean Grimm, Liz Bowen, Georgia Faust, and Amanda Dissinger read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free.

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Friendless Female Sex Workers

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Not only are these characters destined to die in the cautionary tales and to endure marriages to self-congratulatory men in the redemptions tales, they don’t even have anyone to miss them when they succumb to these fates At Hazlitt, Alana Massey writes about the baseless trope in films of the depraved and friendless female sex […]

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Sontag Syndrome

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Over at Hazlitt, Alana Massey walks us through the anxiety that so often accompanies reading great thinkers, laying bare her own insecurities at the altar of famed writer and critic, Susan Sontag. When she finally does sit down to read the writer she had so carefully side-stepped, her worst fears are confirmed, and she is […]

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