Posts Tagged: Intimations

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #111: Alexandra Kleeman

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“Are we going to try to restore our country to the condition it was in before, or we going to try to imagine something better?”

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A Weird and Wonderful World

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In a New York Times book review of Alexandra Kleeman’s short story collection, Intimations, Hermione Hoby writes: Like an alien intent on some meticulous anthropological mission on Earth, Alexandra Kleeman seems always to be encountering the world for the first time. Hoby goes on to explore how Kleeman writes about “the oddness of bodies,” and […]

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Writerly Conversation

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In a Salon interview, authors Teddy Wayne and Alexandra Kleeman talk to each other about their recent books, character- and world-building, and alienation and anxiety in their novels. “Every story I write begins with a different distribution of knowns and unknowns, which I try to assess before I begin writing,” Kleeman says. “I’ve never gone […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Just over a year ago, Alexandra Kleeman’s much-praised debut novel You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine was published and hailed as a new kind of feminist post-modernism, merging surreal elements with incisive commentary on the culture of womanhood and bodies. (Some people, of course, hated it.) On Tuesday, Kleeman’s short story collection Intimations […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #26: Fiction I Read and Loved This Summer

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Not a one of these is a “beach read,” though I read many of them on the beach. Every one of these novels and short story collections transported me deeper into myself. Every one of these books excited me and made me hungry to live more, love more, think more, feel more, give more. What […]

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