Posts Tagged: spain

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #140: Alicia Kopf

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“We need narrative patterns to understand reality.”

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Even the Moon

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When you finished, several minutes passed before we spoke. You dipped a finger in a pool of candle wax. How could I know this was the only real secret you’d ever kept?

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The Rumpus Interview with Gonzalo Torné

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Acclaimed Spanish novelist Gonzalo Torné discusses his first novel to be translated into English, Divorce Is in the Air, his ideal reader, and the economic crisis in Spain.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Laura Ballance’s Ghost Stories

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There is one story that my mother used to tell me often, which has become in some ways a symbol of my childhood.

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The Rumpus Interview with Jennifer Barber

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Poet Jennifer Barber discusses loss, identity, historical trauma, and her newest collection, Works on Paper.

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The Rumpus Interview with Sean Bernard

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Sean Bernard talks about the placid, annoying heaven of his debut novel, Studies in the Hereafter, why he’s both optimistic and cynical about human nature, and the difference between writing short stories and a novel.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Reading Don Quijote with My Mother

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“That’s the anthem I would have sung at my original graduation if the university had stayed open,” my mother said.

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September 11th from Spain

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In fall of 2001, Molly Beer was in Spain, studying to become an ESL teacher and trying her hardest to win over the non-Americans who populated her program. Then September 11 happened, and everything changed. In an essay for Vela called “That Spanish September,” Beer writes about what it was like to experience that day as a […]

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An Alternative To The Euro

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The Wall Street Journal covers a group in the Catalonia region of Spain that, in response to the country’s current economic crisis, has created an alternative form of currency – the Eco. “The Eco is exchangeable through checks, electronic payments, and even a mobile telephone app. The idea is to build community and stimulate the local economy. So far, […]

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