Posts Tagged: crime and punishment

What to Read When You’re Feeling like a Criminal


Rumpus editors share their favorite fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books that deal with crime, criminals, and the criminal justice system. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with John Reed


John Reed discusses Snowball’s Chance, his parody of Animal Farm, and the lawsuits, debates, and discoveries that followed the book's publication. ...more

The Reality of Absolution


Over on the National Book Critic Circle’s blog, Sam Sacks relays his experience reading Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, both as a teenager and an adult desperate to believe in a distance between his present self and that teenager. Both a fantastic little exploration of a classic and a sincere dive into the personal, Sacks’s thoughts are good thoughts, even if such an amazing book is left ruined by adolescent conceptions.


The Rumpus Interview with Jamie Kornegay


Novelist Jamie Kornegay talks about his debut, Soil, life in Mississippi, writing humor effectively, and the geography of isolation. ...more