Posts Tagged: Alexandra Kleeman

Notable NYC: 9/22–9/28

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 9/1–9/7

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 6/23–6/29

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Literary events in and around New York City this week!

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Notable NYC: 3/3–3/9

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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What to Read When: Rumpus Staff Favorites 2017

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The Rumpus editorial staff selects our favorite pieces from 2017!

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #111: Alexandra Kleeman

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“Are we going to try to restore our country to the condition it was in before, or we going to try to imagine something better?”

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What to Read When You Want to Feel Thankful

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Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for!

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Between Autonomy and Powerlessness: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

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Women’s bodies signify so much, both to ourselves and others, that inhabiting them and having ownership over them often feel like two different states of being.

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Notable NYC: 6/17–6/23

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Sunday 6/18: Sherman Alexie presents his memoir You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. WORD Jersey City, 5 p.m., free. Monday 6/19: Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $25.

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Notable NYC: 5/20–5/26

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Saturday 5/20: Mohammad Rabie and Mona Kareem discuss Otared: Arabic Dystopian Fiction. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free. Vivien Goldman and Sarada Rauch join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 5/21: Tobias Carroll, Julia Strayer, Bruna Dantas Lobato, M’Bilia Meekers, and Piper Weiss join the Pigeon Pages reading series. POWERHOUSE Archway, 5 […]

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Notable NYC: 5/6–5/12

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Saturday 5/6: Jennifer E. Smith presents Windfall. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free. Carmen Giménez Smith and Aldrin Valdez join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

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Notable NYC: 3/25–3/31

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Saturday 3/25: Lucy Ives and Lila Zemborain join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 3/26: Ariena Reines, Lauren Hilger, T Kira Madden, Rachel Aydt, and Meghan Trask Smith join the Pigeon Pages, hosted by Allison Wood. Powerhouse Arena, 4:30 p.m., free. Monday 3/27: Deborah Clearman, Ben Dolnick, Lauren Sanders, Iromie Weeramantry, and […]

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Notable NYC: 3/18–3/24

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Saturday 3/18: Lisa Robertson and Uljana Wolf join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 3/19: Michelle Hogmire, Edward Barkin, Claudia Summers, and Matt Basillere celebrate contributions to KGB Bar Lit. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free. Ariel Francisco, Sally Wen Mao, Jayson P. Smith, Kymani M. Jade, Taylor Lannamann, Glynn Pogue, Halley Furlong-Mitchell, […]

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Notable NYC: 3/4–3/10

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Saturday 3/4: Peter Blackstock, senior editor at Grove Atlantic, curates Queer as Volk as part of the Festival Neue Literatur. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m, free. Timothy Liu and Christopher Salerno launch new books of poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free. Michael Nicoloff and Christopher Stackhouse join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. […]

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Notable NYC: 1/28–2/3

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Sunday 1/29: Write to elected officials. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free. Robert Marshall, Clifford Chase, Alexander Chee, Lisa Cohen, and Matt Sharpe join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free. Daniel José Older, Morgan Parker, Ashley C. Ford, Eve Ewing, Justin Smith, Hari Ziyad, and Tochi Onyebuchi celebrate the release of Beyond Ourselves, […]

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Notable NYC: 12/3–12/9

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  Saturday 12/3: Natalie Diaz and T’ai Freedom Ford join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 12/4: Jonathan Lethem discusses Italo Calvino. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $8. Alexandra Kleeman and Kelly Luce join the Sunday Night Fiction series. Kleeman’s latest collection of stories, Intimations, feature neurotic characters with deranged comedy. […]

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Dreams, Manifestos, and What Times Are Best for Writing

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For Playboy, Alexandra Kleeman (You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine) interviews Colin Winnette. On writing his most recent novel Haints Stay, Winnette says his process was like “spending a year or so in my own private Western.” On his short story “Whereabouts,” also published in Playboy, Winnette tells Kleeman, “I’m always interested in the ways that […]

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A Weird and Wonderful World

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In a New York Times book review of Alexandra Kleeman’s short story collection, Intimations, Hermione Hoby writes: Like an alien intent on some meticulous anthropological mission on Earth, Alexandra Kleeman seems always to be encountering the world for the first time. Hoby goes on to explore how Kleeman writes about “the oddness of bodies,” and […]

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Writerly Conversation

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In a Salon interview, authors Teddy Wayne and Alexandra Kleeman talk to each other about their recent books, character- and world-building, and alienation and anxiety in their novels. “Every story I write begins with a different distribution of knowns and unknowns, which I try to assess before I begin writing,” Kleeman says. “I’ve never gone […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Just over a year ago, Alexandra Kleeman’s much-praised debut novel You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine was published and hailed as a new kind of feminist post-modernism, merging surreal elements with incisive commentary on the culture of womanhood and bodies. (Some people, of course, hated it.) On Tuesday, Kleeman’s short story collection Intimations […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #26: Fiction I Read and Loved This Summer

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Not a one of these is a “beach read,” though I read many of them on the beach. Every one of these novels and short story collections transported me deeper into myself. Every one of these books excited me and made me hungry to live more, love more, think more, feel more, give more. What […]

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Notable NYC: 12/12–12/18

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Saturday 12/12: Diana Hamilton and Steve McCaffery join the Segue series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Many people read Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. Housing Works, 1 p.m., free. Brian Matthew Kim, Ann Podracky, Jolie Hale, and Jason N. Fischedick join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Thomas Sayers Ellis, Ailish […]

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