Posts Tagged: margaret thatcher

The Neoliberal Heart of the 90s Romcom


The personal is political, to the extent that politics itself can be effectively effaced with no detrimental effects. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Robert Glancy


Robert Glancy discusses his sophomore novel, Please Do Not Disturb, growing up under a dictatorship, borrowing and stealing from reality, and his love of proverbs. ...more

Fiction is Threatening


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 Middle East or say, last week’s Scottish Referendum.