Posts Tagged: Blood Meridian

Kamden Hilliard

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Kamden Hilliard


Survival is not always cute, politically responsible, mature, or sober. Survival is ramshackle, as is tolerance. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Paul Kingsnorth


Author and poet Paul Kingsnorth talks about writing an entire novel in a “shadow-tongue” of Old English, and what that taught him about our contemporary world. ...more

Literature’s Smiles


For Electric Literature, noting that character shrugs and smiles are usually crutches in fiction, Matt Bell analyzes Cormac McCarthy’s use of smiles in Outer Dark, providing “a good reminder that very few rules hold up everywhere, and that great writers are constantly breaking or disregarding the guidelines that get parroted so often in our writing classes.”