Posts Tagged: time

The Rumpus Interview with Keith Lee Morris

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Keith Lee Morris discusses his latest book Traveler’s Rest, Lewis and Clark, and how writing a novel about dreams requires much more than sleep.

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Do You Remember That Thing?

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Where do our words go when we lose them? Jenny Diski embarks on an exploration into vanishing vocabulary: So I had a thought about writing a book for the elderly, the old. Those who have lost their words more comprehensively than the friends around our lunch table, but haven’t lost themselves entirely. A book about where all the […]

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Nietzsche the Space Man

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It is often said that who controls the past controls the future but Nietzsche is one of the first to anticipate the power of speculation—that he who controls the future, controls the present.

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The Rumpus Interview with Lauren Groff

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Lauren Groff talks about her new novel, Fates and Furies, the life of creative people and those who love them, and why she’s grateful to anyone who reads books.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: O Martyr My Martyr!

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In most communities, teachers are compensated so poorly and afforded so little respect that in many cases the primary compensation is martyrdom.

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The Rumpus Interview with Rebecca Makkai

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Rebecca Makkai talks about ghosts, teaching, chronology in writing, and her new novel, The Hundred-Year House.

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Word of the Day: Horometry

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(n.); the art, practice, or method of measuring time by hours and subordinate divisions; the art or science of measuring time; from the Greek hora (“time” or “season”) + metron (“measure”) With them who stood upon the brink of the great gulf which none can see beyond, Time, so soon to lose itself in vast […]

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A Box Full of Old Emails

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We know many people collect old letters, especially from loved ones who have passed, but what about old emails? What will happen to our electronic footprint after we are gone? And should we care? NPR’s All Things Considered investigates the humanity hidden in our inboxes. “[But] people change, people have new experiences, people get sad, […]

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Good News for English Majors

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English majors and other humanities students, take heart: your diploma’s not so useless after all! Though arts, humanities, and social sciences are often disparaged as impractical, Time‘s Annette Gordon-Reed argues that they prepare students for the job market quite well in the long run. After all, who is better suited to the unpredictable demands of today’s […]

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Time Interviews Cheryl Strayed

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Cheryl Strayed talks with Time about Wild, Dear Sugar and Tiny Beautiful Things, how the Pacific Crest Trail has changed since 1995, current projects, and more. “My intent was—stories, poems, they have been my guiding lights. I thought, why not give others what I’ve received from other literary forms? And that is stories that move […]

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Jonathan Ames Talks Sex, Frivolity, and Egocentrism

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Rumpus contributor Jonathan Ames recently got interviewed by a little magazine called Time. Clearly this upstart Time rag is hopping on the Rumpus’ pro-Ames bandwagon, but we won’t begrudge them. How can you NOT want to learn more about a writer who’s been compared to everyone from Norman Mailer to David Sedaris?

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