Posts Tagged: Anne Frank

Rumpus Original Fiction: Seasonal Work

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[T]he thing about Gary was that he could believe what he needed to believed when he needed to believe it. So, technically, he never lied.

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A Recommended Reading List for Trump’s America

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We asked nineteen authors what books they’d suggest as recommended reading in light of America’s new political reality.

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The Editing of Anne Frank’s Diary Was Sexist

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There’s something very unsettling about the idea of editing someone’s personal and autobiographical journal. After all, it’s supposed to be a portal into the past: Anne’s experience in the annex, exactly what happened exactly as it happened. At The Establishment, Stephanie Watson makes the case for buying only the unabridged version of Anne Frank’s Diary—the version […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #24: Pussy Riot

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This column has been on hiatus since the springtime and I’m happy to be back. I’ve been reading so much—mostly books by women—this summer. While I’ve been away, I’ve been thinking about gender more than ever, if you can believe that. I’ve also been hanging out with some younger women, observing their strengths, and appreciating […]

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Piles of Castoffs

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For Signature, Rita Jacobs reflects on the importance and the role of Anne Frank’s diary, 72 years after it was written. She puts two recent works, Nathan Englander’s short story, “What We Talk About When We Talk about Anne Frank,” and Shalom Auslander’s novel, Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel, into context with Frank’s diary: In a way, […]

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To Copyright, or Not to Copyright

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For the New York Times, Doreen Carvajal reports that in order to extend the copyright of Anne Frank’s diary to 2050 in Europe, the Swiss foundation that holds the book’s copyright is crediting Anne Frank’s father as a legal co-author for the work. The move has met opposition, as some argue that the best “protection” for […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Song in the Subjunctive

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Perhaps the city looked more poignantly lovely because I was conscious of its tragic history.

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RIP Miep Gies

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“People should never think that you have to be a very special person to help those who need you.” — Miep Gies, who helped the Frank family during the Holocaust and recovered Anne Frank’s diary. She recently passed away at 100 years old.  (via)

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