The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup


Partially due to anti-porn Internet filters, the Canadian magazine The Beaver is changing its name. (via Silliman)

The end was near, and now it is near, and damn it, why won’t it just get here already. The Guardian writes on the history of apocalypses.

Loredo, Texas no longer has a bookstore. (via The Millions)

“My work’s not about erotica. People always think my work is about perversion, or sadism, or gayness, but it’s completely uninterested in that stuff. To me, it was really convenient I was gay because I could write about two male bodies, and they make a perfect system. If I were straight, it would’ve been much more complicated.” — Dennis Cooper, from a conversation between Dennis Cooper and Blake Butler over at GIANT.

And finally, via the estimable @maudnewton, “Warner Herzog” reads Curious George!

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’s 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 →