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Posts Tagged: expats

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #220: Jennifer Steil

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“Ultimately art is about making sense of our brief lives on earth.”

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Reality Is Absurd: Talking with Ted O’Connell

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Ted O’Connell discusses his first book, K: A NOVEL.

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My Kyiv

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It’s funny what ends up feeling like home.

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Abstracting Yourself: A Conversation with Robin Hemley

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Robin Hemley discusses his new essay collection, BORDERLINE CITIZEN.

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Into Unbound Space: Talking with Seth Rogoff

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Seth Rogoff discusses his novels FIRST, THE RAVEN: A PREFACE and THIN RISING VAPORS.

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The Mentor Series: Preti Taneja and Maureen Freely

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Preti Taneja interviews her mentor, Maureen Freely.

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Violence and Tenderness: The Explosive Expert’s Wife by Shara Lessley

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Lessley’s poems remind us: “Because to cry’s / a sign, to cry is proof, / there’s life.”

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Here’s Your Beginning: A Conversation with Lynn Freed

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Lynn Freed discussions her recent essay collection, The Romance of Elsewhere, the importance of a good first sentence, and the risks involved in writing irony.

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The Rumpus Interview with Erik Kennedy

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Poet Erik Kennedy discusses literary community and his formative years as a young writer in New Jersey, and shares two new prose poems.

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Paris and All That Jazz

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While Fitzgerald’s haunts have certainly evolved over the years, and some have disappeared altogether, visitors to Paris can still relive the old-fashioned glamor of Fitzgerald’s Paris. It requires imagination, champagne, and a touch of despair.  In an article for Travel + Leisure, Jess McHugh writes about the Paris of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and how visitors […]

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Navigating French

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Over at The Millions, Hannah Gersen interviews Lauren Collins about her memoir, When in French; learning a foreign language; and writing about herself. As Collins recalls: I wanted to describe the terrain of French, the kind of landscape and its physical features and its hills and valleys. I was thinking of it that way. To […]

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Vanessa Blakeslee

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I don’t want to waste readers’ time with a several hundred-page novel that’s not relevant to the wicked problems we’re facing today.

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The Rumpus Interview with Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

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Atossa Araxia Abrahamian on her new book The Cosmopolites, the citizenship market, nearly getting deported in the Comoros, and learning to show up and wait.

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The Rumpus Interview with Greg Baxter

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Novelist Greg Baxter talks about living abroad as an American, writing his new book, Munich Airport, and why he doesn’t buy the defeatist clichés that people use to define our world and time.

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Looking at America from Far Away

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Since I arrived, two years ago, I’ve grown more interested in works about American expats, especially those in which the characters are not quite comfortable in their settings. I wanted to see what this literature said about the ways in which expat life in Europe evolved over the course of American history. I also wanted […]

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