Posts Tagged: hilary mantel

The Rumpus Interview with Kate Walbert

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Author Kate Walbert talks about her new novel, The Sunken Cathedral, about the way cities change over time, and her approach to using footnotes in fiction.

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Lewis’s Spiritual Rebellion

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For the Guardian, Hilary Mantel wonders where to “shelve” C.S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed. While the work’s Christian themes make it tempting to label it as a “religious” text, Mantel argues that the book is complicated by Lewis’s “crisis of faith” after the death of his wife:  It is not that Lewis ceases to believe in God. It is that […]

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Fiction is Threatening

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Hilary Mantel wrote a story imagining the death of Margaret Thatcher. Predictably, people went nuts. Luckily The Daily Mail was on hand to remind us all of the real values of Britain. The newspaper described how Mantel’s story has “provoked fury across [the] political spectrum”, more so, we can imagine, than any debate about the […]

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