Posts Tagged: Cynthia Barnett

What to Read When You Want to Curl Up with a Good Book

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Rumpus editors share their favorite winter reads. ...more

The Read Along: Megha Majumdar

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Megha Majumdar on Russian spies, child-sized newspapers, and why reading difficult fiction can invigorate, rather than depress. ...more

Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #4: Water, Water, Everywhere

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It’s hard to escape news about water these days. Drought on the West Coast, hurricane season raging on the East Coast, and NASA found water on Mars. No matter where you are, these books will drench you.

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When It Rains, It Pours

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Whether you’re singing, dancing, or making out with Spiderman, there’s something different about doing things in the rain. In an excerpt from her book Rain: A Cultural and National History published at Salon, Cynthia Barnett analyzes rain as a narrative device:

Rain is such a compelling literary and cinematic trope that it’s easily and often overdeployed, as many critics have mirthfully pointed out.

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