The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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The founder of Project Gutenberg, Michael S. Hart, has passed away. If you’ve never been to Project Gutenberg, go check it out. It changed my life, and maybe will change yours, especially if you have a boring job. (via)

The New Pages is looking for reviewers.

“since we haven’t entirely killed the bookstore yet, I would like us not to.” — The New Yorker Book Bench on the threat to the indie St. Marks bookstore in New York.

“Can a Book Save Our Life?”


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 →