Posts Tagged: Europe

Darryl Pinckney

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Darryl Pinckney


If your family or your people are looking over your shoulder, change your seat or push them away. Ask them to trust you with the truth. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Miroslav Penkov


Miroslav Penkov discusses his debut novel, Stork Mountain, Balkan history, and the difficulties and rewards of being a bilingual writer. ...more

I Hear the Place That Can’t Be Named


It is remembering and loving anyway—not forgetting—that binds us even if the recollections are absurd, undignified, cruel, or humiliating. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Song in the Subjunctive


Perhaps the city looked more poignantly lovely because I was conscious of its tragic history. ...more

“Fear and Anxiety…Link All of Us Across the Centuries”


An excerpt from Joel F. Harrington’s book The Faithful Executioners is a featured Longreads Members Pick and well worth a few minutes of your time.

Starting with a creative nonfictional account of an executioner in Germany in the 1500s, the piece opens up into a grim but fascinating overview of European life in the sixteenth century.