Posts Tagged: the talented mr. ripley

Sylvia Plath and Reclaiming the Gaze


Perhaps as women we are always trying to record the gaze. Marginalized people are often asked to validate our distrust, trepidation, and fear. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #112: Roz Chast


" I think when you really love something, you notice the minutiae. It’s partly how you make something your own." ...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Danzy Senna


Danzy Senna discusses New People, inhabiting her characters without judging them, playing with the reality and surreality of identity, and pushing against traditional story arcs. ...more

“Debate/Discuss/Rend Garments”


Over at Electric Literature, Ryan Chapman interviews Teddy Wayne, whose third novel, Loner, seems to effortlessly blow by the clichés of the campus novel: as Ryan calls it, “the writer’s equivalent of the pop ballad.” Wayne begins by citing “non-campus” novels as influences—The Talented Mr.


The Saturday Rumpus Review: Carol


Carol is a powerful woman with enviable self-knowledge, effortlessly creating an erotic, sensual ideal of herself as a covert spectacle for queer midcentury women. ...more

This Week in Short Fiction: Thus Were Their Faces by Silvina Ocampo


Probably more than anything else, sheer curiosity propels readers through [Silvina Ocampo's] stories. ...more