Jen Fawkes shares a reading list to celebrate TALES THE DEVIL TOLD ME.
Tags: angela carter, Boy Snow Bird, Destroyer, Gregory Maguire, Helen Oyeyemi, his dark materials, Italian Folktales, Italo Calvino, Jean Rhys, Jen Fawkes, Karen Tei Yamashita, Lavinia, Michael Cunningham, phillip pullman, Samuel R. Delany, Sansei and Sensibility, Sharma Shields, Tales the Devil Told Me, The Cassandra, The Einstein Intersection, The Hours, Ursula K. Le Guin, Victor LaValle, What to Read When, wicked, wide sargasso sea, Wise Children
A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
Tags: Abuse, child abuse, divorce, domestic abuse, domestic violence, Down Girl, ENOUGH, Jean Rhys, Kate Manne, marriage, misogyny, motherhood, parenting, patriarchy, PTSD, rape, Rape culture, Sex, sexism, sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual violence, wide sargasso sea
Leslie Jamison discusses
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, understanding that every text is incomplete, and whether motherhood has changed her writing. ...more
Tags: AA, addiction, addicts, Alana Massey, alcohol, Alcoholics Anonymous, All the Lives I Want, audience, Barry Lopez, Briallen Hopper, c-section, childbirth, Chuck Klosterman, David Foster Wallace, Denis Johnson, drugs, Flannery O'Connor, gender inequality, gender roles, Housekeeping, hybrid genre, infinite jest, Iowa City, Jean Rhys, Joan Didion, John Berryman, Leslie Jamison, Marilynne Robinson, mary gaitskill, memoir, motherhood, Raymond Carver, recovery, shame, shaming, Shirley Jackson, sober, sobriety, the empathy exams, The Lottery, The Recovering, The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath, war on drugs
Erika Carter’s debut novel Lucky You tells the story of three young women in their early twenties who leave their waitressing jobs in an Arkansas college town to embark on a year off grid in the Ozark Mountains. In a remote house, without a washing machine or cell phone reception, Ellie, Chloe, and Rachel grapple […]
Tags: 1990s, Arkansas, college, debut novel, elena ferrante, Erika Carter, first book, Jean Rhys, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Lucky You, memoir, nonfiction, Ozark Mountains, Ozarks, self-help, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, University of Arkansa, Vermont STudio Center, Victoria Russell
Alexandra Naughton is a writer who grew up in Philadelphia but converted to a California girl in 2008. She runs BE ABOUT IT, a small press and reading series and is an active member in Bay Area literary shenanigans. Over the course of some days I talked via Google Docs, and later email, with Naughton about […]
Tags: alexandra naughton, American Mary, Billy Corgan, Bright Eyes, California, Carmen E. Brady, Clueless, debut authors, debut novelist, Devo, first book, genre, I Will Always Be Your Whore, Jean Rhys, Lana Del Rey, Lorrie Moore, Philadelphia, poetry, Ren & Stimpy, Street Car Named Desire, the national, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Weeds, writing process, You can never objectify me more than I have already objectified myself
Writer and academic Lauren Elkin discusses her latest book
Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London, the freedoms and constraints of urban space for women, and the power of first person. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, Abuse, academia, academic, Agnès Varda, Annie Ernaux, Arcades Project, assault, Baudelaire, cities, colette, Deborah Parsons, Djuna Barnes, Elizabeth Wilson, Etel Adnan, feminism, first person, Flâneuse, gender, gender disparity, gender roles, Georges Sand, Girls Visions and Everything, glasgow, harassment, History of the Bedroom, Hope Mirrlees, Janet Wolff, Jean Rhys, Laura Maw, Lauren Elkin, liverpool, London, Martha Gellhorn, Matilda Rossetti, memoir, Michelle Perrot, Mumbai, Nella Larsen, new york, Of Cities and Women, paris, Paris When It's Naked, perspective, public space, Rebecca Solnit, Ruth Orkin, Sandeep Parmar, Sarah Schulman, sexism, sophie calle, Sphinx in the City, street harassment, Street Haunting, Streetwalking the Metropolis, Tehran, The Invisible Flâneuse, tokyo, University of Liverpool, urban space, venice, virginia woolf, wanderlust, women
In the wake of Jane Eyre’s 200th birthday and Claire Vaye Watkins’s essay “On Pandering,” Bridget Read looks at the proto-feminism in Jane Eyre as eventually improved upon in the postcolonial update Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (now celebrating its 50th birthday).
Paul Griner talks about his newest novel,
Second Life, his just-released story collection Hurry Please I Want to Know, putting real life into fiction, and whether creative writing can be taught. ...more
Tags: Alistair Cooke, Borges, Clarice Lispector, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, flaubert, Frank O’Connor, Hemingway, Hurry Please I Want to Know, isaac babel, Jane Austen, Jean Rhys, Jeanette Winterson, Joao Guimaraes Rosa, Julie Marie Wade, Katherine Mansfield, Katherine Porter, Lydia Fagundes Telles, Machado De Assis, magical realism, Masterpiece Theater, Paul Griner, richard wright, second life, surrealism, teaching, teaching writing, tobias wolff, tolstoy, Toni Morrison, Trollope, Turgenev