Posts Tagged: ben fountain

The Rumpus Interview with Anthony Marra

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Anthony Marra discusses his latest book, The Tsar of Love and Techno, how humor affects literature, how absurdity affects war, and what makes the perfect mixtape.

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The Rumpus Interview with Colin D. Halloran

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Writer and former US Army infantryman Colin D. Halloran on his new collection, Icarian Flux, how he used experimental narrative to explore his life with PTSD, and why he doesn’t want to be known only as a “war poet.”

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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain

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Anyone who aspires to write will find the story of Ben Fountain—and the story of how his first novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, came to be —both inspiring and heart-rending. Fountain began writing fiction at the age of thirty. He did not begin by dabbling, dangling pretty sentences together in the mornings before work or the hours after.

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Canteen

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The new Canteen magazine is available. It includes a dynamite essay by Eric Puchner, annotated by Katharine Noel, about marrying another writer. There are four short-short stories by Ben Fountain (whose book, Brief Encounters With Che Guevara, I reviewed in the early days of The Rumpus). I also have an essay in this issue called […]

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Better Late Than Never: A Review of Ben Fountain’s Brief Encounters With Che Guevara

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It could be said there are two types of stories. The first are those told by people inside the conflict, ie. children raised in group homes writing about state welfare, soldiers writing about war, Palestinians writing about demolished homes. These insider narratives, fiction or non-fiction, are told from the perspective of someone who knows one […]

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Rumpus Original – The Best of NOT 2008

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We asked for the best books people read this year NOT published in 2008. We did this because even writers rarely read more than a handful of books actually published that year. Usually the best books are recommended from people we trust, and that can take a while. Here at Rumpus, we don’t worry about […]

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