Posts Tagged: new directions

Music and Spirituality: A Conversation with Marcia Douglas

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Marcia Douglas discusses her forthcoming novel, THE MARVELLOUS EQUATIONS OF THE DREAD.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Broder

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Melissa Broder discusses her debut novel, The Pisces (Hogarth, May 2018), the importance of love between women, and mermaid sex.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #128: Dunya Mikhail

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“All art is somehow a kind of witness, whether to beauty or to anything else.”

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Barbara Berman’s 2017 Holiday Poetry Shout-Out

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Barbara Berman offers gift recommendations for the poets on your holiday shopping list.

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The Kind of Madness That Is Passion

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She couldn’t remember the last time she’d been alone with herself. Maybe never. It was always her–with others, and in these others she was reflected and the others were reflected in her. Nothing was–was pure, she thought without understanding what she meant. Another newly released story by the dazzling Clarice Lispector, “Beauty and the Beast […]

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“And She Went on Her Way Rejoicing”

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Muriel Spark and the perennial question: “Am I a woman or an intellectual monster?”

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Javier Marias on KCRW’s Bookworm

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Allen Ginsberg claimed that his reading voice was an imitation of the voice with which William Blake spoke to him in his visions and dreams.  Once you hear Ginsberg read, you are stuck in his dream forever. Javier Marias, the prolific Spanish author who blends wit and private conspiracies in unparalleled ways, was on KCRW’s […]

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