Posts Tagged: Cormac McCarthy

The Thread: The Masked Man

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What I know and don’t know about men matters. What men know and don’t know about themselves matters more.

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These Places Surround Me: Talking with Quintan Ana Wikswo

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Quintan Ana Wikswo discusses her novel, A Long Curving Scar Where the Heart Should Be, delving into the facets of trauma, and her creative processes.

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Living in the Realm of the Subconscious: Talking with Melissa Fraterrigo

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Melissa Fraterrigo discusses her new novel-in-stories, Glory Days, writing speculative fiction, and how our formative years influence us later in life.

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What to Read When Everyone Is Celebrating Dads

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Whether you are celebrating your father or cursing his name this Father’s Day, here’s a list of very good books about fathers from writers we love.

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Literary Rim Shots: A Chat with John Grisham

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John Grisham discusses his advice for young writers, the literary mafia, and why he finally wrote a (literal) beach read.

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The Rumpus Interview with Terry McDonell

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Terry McDonell talks about his new memoir The Accidental Life and his career in the magazine business, which spans the beginning of New Journalism through the digital revolution.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #60: Leah Kaminsky

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Leah Kaminsky’s debut novel, The Waiting Room, depicts one fateful day in the life of an Australian doctor and mother, Dina, living in Haifa, Israel. Dina is trying to maintain normalcy as she goes about her work as a family doctor, cares for her son, and fights to preserve her faltering relationship with her husband, […]

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On Writing For Old White Men

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At the LA Times, Claire Vaye Watkins recounts her realization that she has been writing to appeal to the white male literary establishment: I am trying to write something urgent, trying to be vulnerable and honest, trying to listen, trying to identify and articulate my innermost feelings, trying to make you feel them too, trying […]

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Colin Winnette

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Colin Winnette about his new novel Haints Stay, writing ambiguity, and playing against the expectations of genre.

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The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show: Oliver de la Paz

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In Episode 6 of The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, Dave Roderick chats with poet Oliver de la Paz about his new collection, Post Subject: A Fable, video games, and his weirdest writing habit.

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Literature’s Smiles

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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 […]

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The Devil Finds Work

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Combining The Exorcist, New Jersey, and James Baldwin, among other things, Nick Ripatrazone reviews William Giraldi’s new novel, Hold the Dark, at The Millions. He contemplates Giraldi’s place in contemporary Catholic literature, using his fiction, alongside Cormac McCarthy’s and Christopher Beha’s, to draw larger claims on religion, the manifestations of Satan, and realism.

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The Strange Power of Suttree

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There’s this deeply cool new magazine about literature and rock music called Radio Silence, which we reviewed back in June, and they recently posted an essay titled “The Bottom” that will just about cave your head in. In it, Jim White writes about how a Cormac McCarthy novel saved him from a surreally devastating heartbreak—and plunked […]

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Cormac McCarthy Hoax

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This morning, a Cormac McCarthy impersonator showed up on Twitter, duping some twitterers until Vintage and Anchor confirmed that it was not the real McCarthy. In fact, the writer does not own a computer. You can check out the collection of “fake” tweets.

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Coetzee Caught Smiling

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Apparently, the normally stone-faced recluse J.M. Coetzee was caught smiling — if only for a second. I would like to see Coetzee share the podium with Cormac McCarthy one of these days.  Although I’m no authority on McCarthy, it strikes me he might be as equally solemn as Coetzee.  I do know that they are […]

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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Before I say anything about book blog land today, I want to thank Brian Spears, our Poetry and Saturday Editor here at The Rumpus, for putting together some of the best information on Haiti I’ve been able to find anywhere. Take a moment to check it out, especially this. As for the book blogs… Xerox […]

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