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Laughing Through It: Emily Austin’s Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead

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Morbid humor exists for a reason: to poke fun at our inevitable ends and lighten its emotional load.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #62: Julian Tepper

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Upon publication of his first novel, Balls, author Julian Tepper received pointed advice from one Philip Roth: quit. What the elder statesman, on the verge of his own retirement, was trying to say is that the writing life is “just torture,” and he should spare himself the suffering. But instead of heeding that advice, Tepper […]

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