Carly Inghram discusses her new poetry collection, THE ANIMAL INDOORS.
Tags: Anna Karenina, Autumn House Press, Book Club, brian spears, Carly Inghram, Cave Canem, COVID, COVID-19, Derrick Austin, pandemic, poems, poetry, poetry book club, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Terrance Hayes, The Animal Indoors, The Rumpus Poetry Book Club, visual art
Dawn Davies discusses her debut memoir, MOTHERS OF SPARTA.
Tags: Anna Karenina, COVID-19, Dawn Davies, essay writing, essays, Facebook, Flatiron, Flatiron Books, graduate school, instagram, John Irving, Julie Marie Wade, memoir, MFA, Mothers of Sparta, pandemic, publishing industry, Social Media, teaching, teaching writing, The Water-Method Man, twitter, unreliable narrator, unreliable narrators
Ivy Pochoda discusses her newest novel, THESE WOMEN.
Tags: Anna Karenina, Bennington, Brooklyn, class inequality, crime fiction, crime novel, crime novels, Dennis Lehane, detective, detective novel, detective stories, Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof, feminism, feminist, gender inequality, genre fiction, homelessness, infinite jest, Ivy Pochoda, Kobe Bryant, LA, Lee Boudreaux, los angeles, MFA, middle grade, mystery novels, prostitution, Red Hook, serial killers, sex work, Sex Workers, Skid Row, sports, squash, structure, Svetlana Satchkova, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, teaching writing, Ted Bundy, The Art of Disappearing, These Women, Visitation Street, Wonder Valley, Zack Wagman
There will always be another word used against us. ...more
Tags: afua hirsch, amy s. choi, Anna Karenina, beauty, beauty ideals, beauty standards, book review, Britney Spears, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Elizabeth Spiers, female bodies, female friendship, gender inequality, gender roles, Glynnis MacNicol, heteronormative, heteronormativity, hysteria, Lihle Z. Mtshali, lizzie skurnick, Mary Barton, mental illness, misogyny, motherhood, patriarchy, postpartum depression, ppd, pretty bitches, rachel vorona cote, racquel d'apice, review, Sarah Petersen, self image, sexism, Stephanie Burt, The Yellow Wallpaper, Too Much, women's bodies
Who is Adèle Robinson, really, and what is it, exactly, that happened to her? ...more
Tags: Adele, affair, Anna Karenina, book review, disgust, domesticity, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Eileen, gender inequality, gender roles, infidelity, lakshmi mitra, Leïla Slimani, Lullaby, madame bovary, marriage, modernism, Morocco, motherhood, mothers, on monsters, Ottessa Moshfegh, paris, Sam Taylor, Sex, sex addict, sex addiction, sexual violence, sexuality, The Perfect Nanny, violence
Esmé Weijun Wang discusses THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS.
Tags: All You Can Ever Know, andrew solomon, Anna Karenina, Dani Shapiro, Dear Friend, Demon Camp, Esmé Weijun Wang, essay collection, Eula Biss, Eva Woods, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, genetics, graywolf, Hourglass, Jen Percy, Lyme, Lyme disease, Marisa Siegel, Mental Health, mental illness, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, Nicole Chung, notes from no man's land, personal essay, rape, Ron Powers, schizophrenia, sexual abuse, sexual assault, The Border of Paradise, The Collected Schizophrenias, The Noonday Demon, Where Reasons End, yiyun li
“I have to confess here that I never studied Shakespeare in college.”
Tags: academe, academia, acronyms, Amy Danzer, Anna Karenina, Cervantes, college, Dear Committee Members, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, higher education, humanities, humor, Julie Schumacher, professors, roz chast, satire, Shakespeare, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Shakespeare Requirement, Thurber Prize, tolstoy, University of Minnesota, writing humor
Claudia Dey discusses her first American release, HEARTBREAKER.
Tags: 1980s, adolescence, Anna Karenina, Anton Chekhov, Claudia Dey, Coach House Books, Heartbreaker, Joy Williams, lauren groff, Lorrie Moore, Maggie May Ethridge, marriage, michael ondaatje, motherhood, mothers, parenting, Paris Review, puberty, Sam Shepard, samantha hunt, secrets, Social Media, technology, teenagers, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Toronto, twitter
This is a cautionary tale, of how trying to be a tough girl can almost destroy you. ...more
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Rumpus editors share their favorite winter reads.
Tags: 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas, Alfred Lansing, Animals Strike Curious Poses, Anna Karenina, Boy Snow Bird, C.S. Lewis, Chase Twichell, Chronicles of Narnia, Cynthia Barnett, Donna Tartt, Eleanor Catton, Elena Passarello, Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Eowyn Ivey, Eva Saulitis, Helen Oyeyemi, Hyperboreal, in cold blood, James Meek, Jensen Beach, Joan Naviyuk Kane, John McPhee, Juliana Spahr, Katharine Coles, Katy Didden, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Many Ways To Say It, Marie-Helene Bertino, Mat Johnson, Oranges, Overwinter, Pym, Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, Ratika Kapur, reading recommendations, Rene Denfeld, Swallowed by the Cold, That Winter the Wolf Came, The Big Bang Symphony: A Novel of Antarctica, The Child Finder, The Earth is Not Flat, The Glacier's Wake, The Left Hand of Darkness, the Luminaries, The People's Act of Love, The Secret History, The Snow Child, The Snow Watcher, tolstoy, Truman Capote, Ursula K. Le Guin, What to Read When
Mandy Len Catron discusses
How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays, what makes for a thoughtful love story, and the politics of love. ...more
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I can’t help but wonder what if, in detangling love stories and our relationships to them, Catron is building yet another narrative—an anti-narrative, perhaps—of love. ...more
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Kristopher Jansma discusses his second novel,
Why We Came to the City, facing adulthood in his thirties, and working through grief and loss in writing. ...more
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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. ...more
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Mary Gaitskill wrote for the Atlantic on Tolstoy’s classic Anna Karenina and the complexities of personality: Everyone says Anna Karenina is about individual desire going against society, but I actually think the opposite is stronger: the way societal forces limit the expression of the individual.
I have a tendency to read difficult books when my life is difficult. ...more
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Is it conceivable for robots to compete with the “flesh-and-blood novelist?” Over at the BBC, Hephzibah Anderson explores the possibility and the ethical ramifications of algorithms writing the next Anna Karenina. So far, however, Anderson suggests that developers of such technologies have hit a snag: Even if a string of zeroes and ones evolves to understand what […]
To celebrate our growing female fan base (99.98%!) we’re remaking some of the great classics–only this time the women are stronger, deadlier, and more passionate than ever. ...more
Amanda Shubert’s essay “Love in Excess: Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina” takes two of Wright’s film adaptations, Pride and Prejudice (2005) and Atonement (2007), and perceptively compares and contrasts them to Anna Karenina (2012). According to Shubert, Anna Karenina is a “mess” compared to Wright’s two previous film adaptations. Shubert claims: