Posts Tagged: Bible

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sarah Blake

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Sarah Blake discusses her new collection, Let’s Not Live on Earth, questions in poems, monsters, and the challenge of writing a dystopia.

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Dispatches from the Swamp: The Babble in the Bubble

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To the extent that America—that great big word that makes us all so anxious—exists at all, it exists as a vast and noisy sheet of bubble wrap.

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What to Read When You Need to Understand Corrupt Families

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As we wait for the latest Trump crisis-slash-scandal to shake out, here is a list of great books about terrible families.

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Daddy Issues

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What I’m saying is I was a fucking wreck and it’s not my dad’s fault.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Salt

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A flash-fire covered the horizon all around and behind her, and my mother glowed genuine blue. I saw her skeleton, or maybe her white-hot soul. Something flew up and around our heads.

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The Rumpus Interview with Emily Barton

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Emily Barton discusses dieselpunk, genderqueer magic, and the collaboration between reader and writer in her latest novel, The Book of Esther.

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Keeping It Real

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Sometimes God needs to cut the crap and level with his devotees. As we enter the final week of regular posts at The Toast, Mallory Ortberg has given us an updated translation of such moments: But you, son of man, can I just be honest with you for a minute? Do not be rebellious like that rebellious […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Chanan Tigay

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Author Chanan Tigay discusses the complicated man at the heart of The Lost Book of Moses, the anxieties of writing true stories, how much to withhold from your reader—and tells a few jokes about creative nonfiction.

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The Rumpus Interview with Joshua Cohen

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Novelist Joshua Cohen gives an interview, digital, about his new novel, paper, but also digital, about the Internet, digital, subsuming the novel, even his novel, best on paper, Book of Numbers.

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Nick Cave Monday #42: “We Call Upon the Author”

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Many songs by Nick have a way of throwing you down for a good tickling and then, when everything is happy times, he’ll lyrically smack you upside the head. Pay attention, he’s going deeper than that. He’ll sing you a lullaby before dropping you to the floor and sticking his boot on your throat. As […]

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Whale: 1685, Kitten: 1

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Ever thought, “I know Herman Melville was talking about a whale but how much, really, did he talk about a whale?” This cool page will answer your question with its graphical representation of word distribution throughout Moby Dick. The creator Adam Pearce was inspired by an infographic of frequently used words on the show The Wire and styled his […]

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No Books For Prisoners

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More information on the South Carolina jail that refuses to allow its inmates any books or reading materials that are not the Bible, spurring last year’s ACLU lawsuit and a new motion to prevent the policy, which we mentioned last week. “‘This is nothing more than an excuse by jail officials to ban books and […]

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Crumb’s Genesis

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Kevin Kelly on R. Crumb’s illustrated Book of Genesis. “Crumb brilliantly did not alter or omit any words from the scriptural text, and even toned down his drawings to a PG-13 rating. But man, is this strong drink.” With lots of great excerpts.

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R. Crumb’s Version of Genesis

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Comic book genius R. Crumb has a new book coming out. This is very exciting for me. What’s even more exciting is that said book is his own personal version of Genesis. Not the band. The first book of the Bible. Yes. It will be very interesting to see what one of the biggest figureheads […]

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