Posts Tagged: Percival Everett

The Rumpus Interview with Emily Raboteau

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Emily Raboteau discusses her essay, “Know Your Rights!” from the collection, The Fire This Time, what she loves about motherhood, and why it’s time for White America to get uncomfortable. ...more

It Was a Joke

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In an essay on author authenticity for The Millions, Alcy Levy examines Percival Everett’s satirical novel Erasure—about a black author whose own satirical novel is taken seriously—in light of recent literary identity shake-ups such as James Frey and Michael Derrick Hudson, who changed his name to Yi-Fen Chou to get a poem published:

This exposes a major flaw in artistic perception in publishing.

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Darryl Pinckney

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Darryl Pinckney

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If your family or your people are looking over your shoulder, change your seat or push them away. Ask them to trust you with the truth. ...more

Inexplicable, and Sometimes Ineffable

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All of Everett’s work is, to a greater or lesser degree, satirical; much of it throbs with rage.

Percival Everett’s new short story collection, Half an Inch of Water, is out, and Justin Taylor wants you to know that it’s amazing and beautiful, both on its own and in conversation with Everett’s career of work from anti-Westerns to not being Sidney Poitier.

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Percival Everett by Virgil Russell

“Percival Everett By Virgil Russell,” by Percival Everett

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The prolific Percival Everett tackles the timeless psychic tug-of-war between fathers and sons with zigzagging, psychedelic verve in his twentieth novel Percival Everett by Virgil Russell. Everett has mastered his playful, self-referential style, and seems more intent than ever to alternately puzzle and move the reader, often in the span of a single sentence.

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