Posts Tagged: the sopranos

The Rumpus Interview with Lincoln Michel

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Lincoln Michel talks about his debut short story collection, Upright Beasts, his interest in monsters, and what sources of culture outside of literature inspire him. ...more

Red Dawn

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But perhaps we were like people everywhere, trying to find some meaning in our existence, and an outside threat gave us both meaning and existence. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Mark Danielewski

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Mark Danielewski talks about the "maddening energy of violence" and why he’s writing a 27–volume novel, starting with his first 850-page installment in the series, The Familiar, Volume 1: One Rainy Day in May. ...more

This Week in Short Fiction

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Think of the most complicated and intriguing people you have ever met. Think of the way it feels to return to those people again and again, each time finding some new facet of truth, beauty, insight, originality. Michael Cunningham’s “White Angel” is a story like one of those people. 

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The Characters Have Risen

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At Salon, Lydia Kiesling compares the (brief) resurrections of David Chase’s Tony Soprano and Richard Ford’s Frank Bascombe, suggesting that the two creators might owe something to one another:

I can’t help seeing the debt that Chase owes to Ford—and likely the reverse—or simply the great spiritual overlap of these two emblems of American manhood.

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