Posts Tagged: Amy Bloom

Notable NYC: 2/24–3/2

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

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Notable NYC: 9/9–9/15

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

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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 […]

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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.

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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. It all started on waking Thursday morning and reading David Ebenbach’s “Nobody Else […]

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The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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To 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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