The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement


Lately, it’s been so crappy out I’ve been wondering what I did to offend the fates, but I think they’ve now forgiven me, because it is a beautiful spring day. And it’s an especially beautiful day to catch up with Rumpus Books (from a handheld or laptop, in a park.)

Postcards From The Edge — A review of Big American Trip by Christian Peet.

Teenagers From Mars — A review of The House of Tomorrow, a novel by Peter Bognanni.

Reality Boredom: Why David Shields is Completely Right and Totally Wrong — A review of Reality Hunger (with one hell of a comments section, to boot).

Also, be sure not to miss The Rumpus Interview With Chang-rae Lee and these very cool illustrations from An Elizabethan Bestiary: Retold.

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 →