Posts Tagged: eBay

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Instructions for Replicating a Bad Summer

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Compare yourself to a raw wound. Explain that everyone else is one too, whether they know it or not.

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How to Buy Heidi Julavits’s Self on eBay

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Author Heidi Julavits’s predominant self is hiding inside this matryoshka doll. Over at the Paris Review, in an interview with Leanne Shapton, Julavits answers each question with an eBay auction listing. What listing would you choose to answer the query, “What sort of highly valuable or beloved object would you feed to a shark to save […]

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Buy Robert Heinlein’s Bed

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“How would you like to own Heinlein’s ‘second-best bed’?” asks this eBay listing, which is apparently legitimate. The bed was designed and built by the sci-fi writer himself, who built all kinds of nifty conveniences into it, including “a drawer, a pull out writing surface, and shelf space, as well as”—buyer beware—”a compartment suitable for […]

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