The Rumpus Sunday Book Review Supplement


dogs-thomas-allen-book-art-photographySummer is coming.  What will you be reading? Will it be that Henry James novel you’ve meant to read since 1987 or that book with the vampire-zombies with tantalizing unmentionables?

The Rumpus Sunday Book Review Supplement is full of lots and lots of better ideas, including reviews of  two novels, a fictionalized memoir and two books of nonfiction, as well as an interview with Dave Eggers and an unpublished piece by Charles Bukowski.

{sounds of Cicadas} — A review of Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s new fictionalized memoir A Drifting Life.041509_adriftinglife021

The Chronicles of Narcissists — A review of Hal Niedzviecki’s nonfiction exploration of privacy issues called The Peep Diaries.

A review of the novel Wrack & Ruin by Rosarita Bay.

The Myth of Mary and The Mother of God A review of Miri Rubin’s new nonfiction about how the myth of Mary is a “reflection of universal human identity.”

North of the Border — A review of Luis Alberto Urrea’s new novel Into the Beautiful North.

And don’t miss The Rumpus Long Interview with Dave Eggers, Charles Bukowski’s unpublished forward to William Wantling’s 7 on Style, and The Rumpus interview with Kate Christensen.

Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →