Posts Tagged: wwI

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #103: Andrew Battershill

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Picture the French Surrealists recast as mobsters running a crime ring and you have the premise for Batterhill’s story.

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Every Woman Is a Nation unto Herself: A Conversation with Sabina Murray

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Sabina Murray discusses the novel Valiant Gentleman, writing characters that are fundamentally different from herself, and confronting issues of colonization.

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TORCH: Blood Trauma

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But still: A pattern. The trauma had been diluted by time. But, it was still present, still discernible, in my blood.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This is the week of fantastical fiction, of the weird and the magical, of re-imagining fairy tales and urban legends, of making the familiar strange and the strange familiar. On Tuesday, a new edition of Angela Carter’s seminal 1979 story collection The Bloody Chamber was released to mark what would have been Carter’s 75th birthday, […]

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Thebes

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The tragedy of a mentally ill mind or a richly realized fantasy is that its world exists only for its inventor. It is the loneliest party, the most isolating game.

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A Disappearing Past

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There are currently two living veterans from World War I. Pondering what it means to be the last first-hand witnesses to an era or a major historical event is the subject of Evan Fleischer’s essay, published in the Awl. He beautifully considers what one does at the tail end of an era, how seemingly distinct […]

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Morning Coffee

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I assure you our heart is in the right place. We aren’t sure if we love this or hate this, but damn it all it’s Friday and we are linking to some hipster puppies. This year’s Olympic medals will be made out of recycled computer parts. WWI dazzle camouflage. (Seriously, this is one of the […]

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Morning Coffee

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Back in the saddle When Journey Round My Skull decides to clear out its image vaults, we are all the better for it. A plant that eats rats. Yes. Plant. Eats. Rat. Historic bridges of the United States. (via Metafilter) Intricate WWI-era people photos in the name of troop morale. Abandoned subway stations from around […]

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