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Posts Tagged: 2666

Rumpus Exclusive: Three Excerpts from AFTERWORDS

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Three exclusive excerpts from …AFTERWORDS, a new series of distinctive commentaries on great works of contemporary literature from our friends at Fiction Advocate!

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Saying What Shouldn’t Be Said: A Conversation with Julie Buntin

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Julie Buntin discusses her debut novel, Marlena, why writing about teenage girls is the most serious thing in the world, and finding truths in fiction.

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The Rumpus Interview with Bruce Bauman

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Bruce Bauman discusses his latest book, Broken Sleep, why rock isn’t dead (yet), how humor makes life bearable, and why we should reinstate the draft.

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The Rumpus Interview with Francisco Goldman

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Francisco Goldman talks about the Narvarte Murders, Ayotzinapa, and the stories he feels most responsible for telling now.

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The Saturday Rumpus Review: Güeros

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It’s a literal confrontation of his metaphorical fear, a visual take on Rilke’s words: to view Güeros is to see a “thing poem” on the screen, to witness something like “The Panther” materialize.

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Bolaño Hits the Jackpot

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What kind of fantastic twist of fate would it take to instantly finance an epic stage production of a thousand-page Bolaño novel? As it turns out, it only took a retired stage manager turned monk winning a 153 million dollar Powerball jackpot. The Goodman Theater in Chicago intends to mount its dream production of Roberto […]

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Fame and Literature, Irreconcilable Enemies

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Reflecting on what might become of Roberto Bolaño, and his fame, John Yargo covers two biographies of the Chilean writer for the Los Angeles Review of Books, noting that these scholars had to “face a unique problem”: The seductive popular image of [Bolaño]—something like a better-read Burroughs—is at odds with the voice of his fiction […]

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“A Bolaño Syllabus”

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Have you read (or are you reading) Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 yet? We may have mentioned it once or twice here at The Rumpus, but only once or twice. Needless to say the book has been, rightfully, getting a lot of hype. Over at The Millions though, Garth Risk Hallberg worries that the hype may be […]

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