Posts Tagged: rabih alameddine

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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Notable San Francisco: 12/6–12/12

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Notable San Francisco: 10/18–10/24

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Death, Satan, and Cats: A Conversation with Rabih Alameddine

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Rabih Alameddine discusses his newest novel, The Angel of History, surviving the AIDS epidemic, and the role of religion in his life and writing.

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TORCH: An Alien, Ineligible for Participation

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That a bumbling demagogue would be able to take this institutional racism and weaponize it is, then, not really a surprise. The seeds for this hate were planted a long time ago.

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The Rumpus Interview with Annie Liontas

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Annie Liontas talks about her debut novel Let Me Explain You, crafting voices, and the benefits—and occasional pitfalls—of returning to get an MFA after years of writing in the dark.

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“The Labor of Reconsideration”

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For the Millions, Philip Graham considers how childhood traumas can inspire art. In his exploration, Graham looks to works by John Gardner, Rabih Alameddine, and James Baldwin, authors who confront “psychic wounds” and use writing as a method of healing: We writers are used to looking back, locating in our rough drafts any glimmer that might […]

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Leaving Lebanon

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Lebanese author Rabih Alameddine gets the profile treatment at NYRB: Many of the funniest moments in Alameddine’s work—and he is essentially a comic writer—revolve around the difficulties of trying to escape the past. The heroes of his fiction are all misfits of one sort or another. They rebel against what they take to be the […]

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Rumpus Original – The Best of NOT 2008

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We asked for the best books people read this year NOT published in 2008. We did this because even writers rarely read more than a handful of books actually published that year. Usually the best books are recommended from people we trust, and that can take a while. Here at Rumpus, we don’t worry about […]

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