Posts Tagged: maria bustillos

Rumpus Video Premiere: The Size Queens’s To The Country

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An exclusive video premiere of The Size Queens’s To the Country, a two-song sampler featuring the titular track, “To The Country,” along with “Hands and Knees.”

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The Essay That Should End the Irony Wars

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Irony can acknowledge our natural, justifiable feelings of insignificance, or show that we understand our subjectivity. With some humor, if we can manage it! Irony demonstrates that we know we are not the center of the universe, that we can hold opposing ideas in our heads. That we can find humor in the contrast between […]

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On Romance Fiction

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At The Awl, Maria Bustillos takes a closer look at romance novels, characterizing the genre as “underground writing,” while wondering what makes literature “trivial”? “There are distinct advantages in this poor-cousin status. Here is a literature entirely without pretense; its authors are guileless, since they needn’t conform to any external ideal of literary performance. They […]

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