The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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Happy Easter, everybody!

A slideshow of writerly villains in film. (via)

“Why Twitter is Gertrude Stein.” (via)

I know it’s not hip right now, but I love me some “neuronovels.” Maybe this is why. (via Jessa Crispin at Bookslut, who might actually sort of kind of agree with me! I’ve felt so alone …)

Why re-read books you don’t like?

Maybe the best April Fools ever. I mean, it’s got unicorns sleeping with virgins! (via)

Sometimes I wonder if mystery novels are doing more interesting things right now than “literary” ones. (via)


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 →