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Posts Tagged: Damion Searls

Notable NYC: 8/10–8/16

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 2/24–3/2

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

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Notable NYC: 2/18–2/24

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Saturday 2/18: Ryan Dobran and Wendy Letterman join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Kristen Gallagher and Ed Steck celebrate new books from Skeleton Man Press. The Glove, 6 p.m., free. Sunday 2/19: Elizabeth Hall and Melissa Buzzeo read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 6:30 p.m., free. Monday 2/20: Not My President’s Day march. Columbus […]

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Dante’s Horoscope: A Long, Prose-Filled Journey

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This year marks Dante’s 750th birthday. But on what date should The Rumpus host our purgatorio-themed party? More importantly, what was Dante’s zodiac sign? If you’re a fastidious reader of The Divine Comedy and your horoscope, you should know the answer without a date: Dante’s journey to the Underworld is a classic Gemini move. More […]

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A Special Case of Plagiarism

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Earlier today Chris blogged about a guy who’s translating Moby-Dick into emoji. Which reminded me of something. Recently one of our favorite writers, Damion Searls, was pondering a 2007 abridgment of Moby-Dick called Moby-Dick in Half the Time. The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik had written of the abridgment that it improved the classic, by contemporary […]

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