Posts Tagged: wealth

Tarnished, Shiny Exteriors: Kate Braverman’s A Good Day for Seppuku

Reviewed By

With A Good Day for Seppuku, Braverman has written a collection of intense images and exacting language

...more

The Rumpus Interview with Imbolo Mbue

By

Imbolo Mbue discusses her debut novel Behold the Dreamers, teaching herself how to write a novel, and the price of the American Dream.

...more

Sex, Money, and Art Forgery

By

“Novels about psychically and sexually burdened paintings have a rich literary pedigree,” writes UNC Professor of Art History Maggie Cao for Public Books. Cao’s essay tackles the subject of forgery, which puts “the intimate, almost magical role that works of art play in people’s emotional and erotic lives” into conversation with modern market forces that have, as […]

...more

The Saturday Rumpus Interview with Ramona Ausubel

By

I find tremendous hope in the act of storytelling—the way we can redirect energy, to reclaim history, to build back lives that have been otherwise upset.

...more

Wealth and the American Dream

By

Two recent novels, The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel, explore privilege and entitlement, and what happens when wealth disappears. It can be hard to feel sorry for trust fund kids when you live paycheck to paycheck, but: From some distance, it’s a parable about the […]

...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Jensen Beach

By

The Rumpus Book Club chats with Jensen Beach about his short story collection Swallowed by the Cold, suburbia in Sweden, quiet racism, and writing a series of connected short stories.

...more

Peter Thiel’s War on Free Speech: A Rumpus Roundup

By

Last week, tech billionaire Peter Thiel admitted to funding lawsuits against Gawker Media, including the lawsuit brought by Hulk Hogan. Hogan won a $140 million judgment against Gawker after the site published a small portion of a recording of Hogan having sex with a friend’s wife and talking about eating too much sushi. Suspicions of […]

...more

The Saturday Rumpus Review: 99 Homes

By

99 Homes continues Bahrani’s tendency to take on big topics, to cut them into chewable pieces for its audience

...more

The Rumpus Interview with Karolina Waclawiak

By

Karolina Waclawiak discusses her latest book, The Invaders, the dark side of human nature, and what it really means to be a “beach read”.

...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Bill Cosby’s Faux Legacy

By

Bill Cosby was never the man, the icon, the protector and illustrator of black culture, the guide, the genius we have created in our minds.

...more

Rich Writers Get Richer

By

For most writers, income may be falling, but not for everyone. A new study shows that just as in other industries, income disparity is a growing problem between the writing elite and the rest of us. BBC News reports that just 5% of writers are earning 42% of all writing-related income, while the bottom half of professional […]

...more