Posts Tagged: Umberto Eco

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Martin Seay

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Martin Seay about his debut novel The Mirror Thief, the Great Work of alchemy, researching optical prosthetics, and keeping plot lines straight in a 600-page novel.

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The Rumpus Interview with Jedediah Berry

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Author Jedediah Berry talks about interactivity in fiction, the various forms a story can take, and his goals in founding his own press.

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Literary Losers

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Umberto Eco, at a public appearance in the UK to support Numero Zero, imparted some choice thoughts on what makes literature, and on what makes his distinct, from conspiracies and public knowledge to literary losers: It’s very boring to talk about winners. The real literature always talks about losers. Madame Bovary is a loser. Julien Sorel […]

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