Posts Tagged: Amy Bloom

Notable NYC: 9/9–9/15

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

Treatment and Healing

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Treatment sometimes looks like hospitalization in an overcrowded psych ward and medication that can dissolve personality.

Over at American Short Fiction, Jenna Kahn writes about the depiction of mental illness in literature—as found particularly in “The Depressed Person” by David Foster Wallace, “Silver Water” by Amy Bloom, and “Monument” by Kevin Barry—as it matches (or doesn’t) with her own experience.

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Guildtalk #2: The Rumpus Interview with Christie Watson

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For our second installment of Guildtalk, Christie Watson talks about theme in writing, working in a children's ICU, and her new novel, Where Women Are Kings. ...more

This Week in Short Fiction

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Let’s talk about sentences. Let’s talk about how poets, when they let their lines run long to prose, can make sentences sing. And if we’re going to talk about those sentences, we must also talk about details. Details, details, and more details.

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Amy Bloom, Clearly and Persuasively

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In the latest “By the Book” over at the New York Times, Amy Bloom talks about the books on her nightstand, which writers she’d invite to a summer picnic (even if they wouldn’t get along), and the book she wishes someone else would write:

I wish someone else would write a book that clearly and persuasively articulated why women’s reproductive rights are so important to this country, on both moral and legal grounds.

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The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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supplement2To bring in the New Year, we had one helluva week at Rumpus Books. Steve Almond confronted “Katie Roiphe’s Big Cock Block,” Joshua Mohr asked why we write reviews in the first place, and Dubravka Ugresic talked about myths and the former Yugoslavia.

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