Posts Tagged: reality

The Rumpus Interview with Rebecca Schiff

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Rebecca Schiff discusses her debut collection The Bed That Moved, choosing narrators who share similarities with each other and with herself, and whether feminism and fiction-writing conflict. ...more

David Bowie: A Rumpus Roundup

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Musical and creative icon David Bowie died Sunday night, succumbing to cancer at the age of sixty-nine.

Bowie and his persona Ziggy Stardust produced more than two dozen studio albums—transcending rock stardom by scoring films and television shows, writing off-Broadway musicals, lending his voice to animated characters, and collaborating with other creative masterminds like Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.

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From Being Definite to Indefinite

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There is a vanishing point in our humanity, a point at which the other goes from being definite to indefinite. But this point is also the locus for the opposite movement, in which the other goes from indefinite to definite—and if there is an ethics of the novel, then it is here, in the zone that lies between the one and the all…

For the New Yorker, Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard examines the points at which our reality blurs with fiction.

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