Posts Tagged: martin amis

The Rumpus Interview with Robert Glancy

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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.

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The Rumpus Interview with Leland Cheuk

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Leland Cheuk discusses his novel The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong, dark humor, cancer, morally corrupt characters, and his mother.

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The Rumpus Interview with Rebecca Makkai

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Rebecca Makkai talks about ghosts, teaching, chronology in writing, and her new novel, The Hundred-Year House.

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Notable NYC: 12/6–12/12

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Saturday 12/6: Nicholas Mugavero and Lawrence Giffin join the Segue Reading Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Kristen Kosmas, Holly Melgard, and Romsey Scott read poetry. Wendy’s Subway, 8 p.m., free. Sunday 12/7: Diana Hamilton, Kim Rosenfield, Charity Coleman, and Jeffery Berg join the Fantasy Reading Series, No. 4. Bowery Poetry Club, 8:30 p.m., $12. […]

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Notable NYC: 9/27–10/3

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Saturday 9/27: Dylan Landis reads Rainey Royal (September 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Anselm Berrigan, Sapphire, and Katrin Tschirgi celebrate the release of the latest issue of Washington Square. NYU Creative Writers House, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 9/28: Melissa Adamo, Alex Norcia, Melissa Swantkowski, and Dana Jaye Cadman celebrate the two year anniversary of English Kills […]

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Amis, Oates, and the Foul-Smelling Meadow

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Recent [WWII] novels by Susanna Moore and Ayelet Waldman achieve their emotional power by focussing upon characters peripheral to the terrible European history that has nonetheless altered their lives. The conflagration must be glimpsed indirectly, following Appelfeld’s admonition that “one does not look directly into the sun.” Such circumspection has not been Martin Amis’s strategy […]

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Notable NYC 10/26–11/1

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Saturday 10/26: Junot Diaz comes to the Brooklyn Library to discuss his short story collection This is How You Lose Her (September 2012). As with all Diaz events, expect large crowds. Central Library, Dweck Center, 4pm, free. Joan Retallack reads poetry as part of the Segue Reading Series. Zinc Bar (pdf), 4:30pm, free. Emanuel Xavier […]

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Women Better at Sex Writing?

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Martin Amis, whose new novel made it onto the PW Best Summer Books list, explained to his audience at the Hay Festival that “women write better about sex.” “As a novelist you are in a God-like relation to what you create. You are omnipotent and the question of potency is embarrassing for men. It is the […]

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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The author of the forthcoming My Life with the Lincolns asks what happens when you type Abraham Lincoln into Etsy. The answer is pretty awesome. Anyone interested in fiction and the Internet should read this now. Sappho and banjos! (via Bookslut) “Why does everyone hate the small bookstore?” (via Bookninja) In the age old rivalry between Batman […]

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The Sunday Rumpus Book Blog Roundup

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My relationship with the book blogs has hit a snag. Today, we got in a throw-down fight, and I came pretty close to breaking some china. It’s just that the blogs whine and worry and complain a lot, and they always seem to want to cheat on me with famous writers, like Martin Amis or […]

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Politics Sunday

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I feel like the politics links have been kind of depressing, so here’s something happy that also fits in with all the Canadian stuff I’m posting today: Moose flu! Dear Vivienne Westwood, Homeless chic is not okay. Stop being evil. Love, Seth. (Mimi Nguyen has a better letter.) The EFF just isn’t giving up on warrantless wiretapping. […]

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“Writers die twice”

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“Writing remains a very interesting job, but destiny, or “fat Fate”, as Humbert Humbert calls it, has arranged a very interesting retribution. Writers lead a double life. And they die doubly, too. This is modern literature’s dirty little secret. Writers die twice: once when the body dies, and once when the talent dies.” — Martin […]

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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At HTMLGIANT, brilliant craft advice from a cartoon! “If you’re not popular, and you write a good poem, nobody gives a shit.” The Guardian goes off on Martin Amis, complaining of “the continued endurance of a surprising tolerance for misogyny from vaunted men of letters who came of age as writers in an era when the […]

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The Other Martin Amis

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When you’re looking for new and exciting information on Martin Amis, you might want to check out this Martin Amis. His photographs are quite striking.  He recommends new photography books that aren’t easy to find. For some reason if you follow his links list you end up here , which will remind you why Adam […]

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