The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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It was yet another awesome week for Rumpus Books. Click through for links to reviews, rants, interviews, and more.

A review of The Madonna’s of Echo Park, a new novel by Brando Skyhorse.

The Living Dead — A review of David Lipsky’s Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, a book in which “David Foster Wallace speaks to us from beyond the grave.”

The Tense, Thrown Like a Switch — A review of The Atlantic Tunnel, a poetry collection by Paul Farley.

A review of Little Green, a first novel by Loretta Stinson.

A Gloriously Difficult World — A review of The Horse Has Six Legs, an anthology of Serbian poetry first published in 1992, edited and translated by Charles Simic.

Also, be sure not to miss the Rumpus Interview with Simon Rich, the third installment of Monica Shores’ Sex Book Throwdown entitled “Ladies Gotta Get Some,” Stephen Elliott’s quick little publishing rant, and the last book Alan Horn loved was One Hour of Television.


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 →