Posts Tagged: grandmothers

The Rumpus Interview with Naomi Jackson


Naomi Jackson discusses her debut novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill, how she approached writing about mental illness and its affects on a family, and choosing to to tell a story from multiple perspectives. ...more

The Doris Lessing Movie Adaptation No One Talks About


Amanda Shubert, who recently interviewed Ronee Blakley for the Rumpus, has a thought-provoking piece up about Adore, the film adaptation of Doris Lessing’s novella “The Grandmothers.”

It’s a challenging story in either format, dealing as it does with “women who sleep with one another’s teenage sons,” but Shubert argues that the movie is the superior version.