Weekend Essay Round-Up

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This weekend’s Rumpus was a little quieter than usual, but by no means silent. If you missed them, here are three essays to get your week going:

Michelle Dean pays tribute to David Rakoff. She also sheds light on an affair between the philandering H.G. Wells and one of his mistresses, the headstrong critic Rebecca West.

And Anne Valente eloquently addresses the power struggle many women face today—in terms of men, and in terms of themselves.

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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 →