Weekend Essay Round-Up

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Here are three rad Rumpus essays you may have missed while sipping bottomless mimosas and taking in summer delights this weekend:

David L. Ulin watches his son grow up in a New York entirely separate from the one he knew as a boy, and discovers some generational idiosyncrasies along the way.

Michelle Dean prepares another history lesson, taking us from the depths of a musty archive to the secretive relationships between fathers and daughters in Edith Wharton’s literature.

And John W. Evans examines life and death (but mostly life) abroad with immeasurable beauty and poise.


Rebecca Rubenstein is the Editor-in-Chief of Midnight Breakfast. When not reading books made of paper, she can be found thinking aloud on Twitter. She resides in San Francisco and maintains a healthy relationship with the fog. Rebecca is Interviews Editor Emeritus for The Rumpus. More from this author →