A look back at the books we reviewed in 2020!
Tags: A Burning, a history of my brief body, A Lucent Fire, A Nail the Evening Hangs On, Aaron Shurin, adam p. frankel, Adèle Barclay, Alexandria Hall, alicia ezekiel-pipkin, alison van houten, Alissa Hattman, All Its Charms, All the Gay Saints, Amelia Possanza, Amina Cain, Amy Woolard, Andre Bagoo, Andrea Cohen, Andrea Long Chu, andrew mckernan, Anna Wiener, Anthropica, apoorva tadepalli, Aria Aber, Ariel Djanikian, Arielle Greenberg, Ashleigh Bryant Phillips, Barbara Berman, bernadette mayer, Bessie Taliaferro, beyond the sea, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Birthright, Blazons, Boat Burned, bodega, book review, book reviews, Build Yourself A Boat, c.m. mesquita, Camonghne Felix, Candice Wuehle, Carl Phillips, Carley Moore, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Charles Yu, Charlotte Pence, Chelsea Rathburn, Children of the Land, Christine Ma-Kellams, CJ Green, Cleanness, code, cody lee, Costalegre, courtney maum, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Danez Smith, David Biespel, David Hollander, David Meischen, David Wallace-Wells, Death Industrial Complex, Deed, descent, Devon Balwit, diane gottlieb, diane zinna, Dorianne Laux, Drifts, Dunce, e. m. franceschini, E.J. Koh, Edward Derby, Emily Kim, Emily Pérez, Every Day We Get More Illegal, Every Writer Has a Thousand Faces, exciting times, females, Field Music, Fractures, Frances Cha, Frozen Charlotte, garth greenwell, George Abraham, ghost/home, Gillian Neimark, Girl, good boy, Gravity Assist, Gregory Emilio, hannah soyer, Hannah V Warren, harrison hill, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, Heidi Andrea Restrepo, Here All Night, Hilary Leichter, holly m. wendt, Home: New Arabic Poems, Homie, How To Know the Flowers, Hugh Sheehy, I Live in the Country & other dirty poems, Ian MacAllen, If I Had Your Face, Indelicacy, index cards, Interior Chinatown, Irene Cooper, J. David, James Sweeney, Jaswinder Bolina, jefferson lee, Jenn Shapland, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Jeri Theriault, Jesi Buell, jessica fu, Jessica J. Lee, jessica smith, jill lepore, Jill McDonough, jody keisner, John Freeman, john l'heureux, Joseph Goosey, josh vigil, Joumana Altallal, Juan Felipe Herrera, juan luis guzman, Julie Marie Wade, Julie R. Enszer, Justin Wymer, Karen Tei Yamashita, karishma jobanputra, Kasey Jueds, Kate O'Donoghue, Kate Zambreno, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Keegan Lester, Keetje Kuipers, Keishel Williams, Kelly Grace Thomas, kelly weber, Kion You, Kristen Millares Young, Kristina Tate, kyle winkler, Kylie Gellatly, Lauren Russell, Lauren Tivey, Lay Studies, leah gaus, leland cheuk, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Lidia Yuknavitch, Life in a Country Album, Life of the Party, Like a Dark Rabbi, lillian howan, lily arnell, Lima :: Limon, Living Weapon, lizzie skurnick, Lydia Kiesling, M Jaime Zuckerman, Magdalena Zurawski, Maggie Doherty, Mandana Chaffa, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Marguerite Duras, marilyn hacker, Mark O’Connell, Martha Silano, mary gaitskill, Mary Ruefle, Maryann Corbett, matt walker, Maw Shein Win, me & other writing, Megha Majumdar, Melinda Copp, Melissa Faliveno, Michael Angel Martín, Michal Zechariah, Molly Spencer, Monica Sok, Monica Uszerowicz, Moroccan Holiday, Moyra Davey, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, Nadia Colburn, naoise dolan, Natalie Diaz, natalie dunn, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Natasha Stagg, Nathalie Handal, Neck of the Woods, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Nicole Stellon O'Donnell, nightingale, Nightshade, No Good Very Bad Asian, no time to spare, Norman Finkelstein, notes from an apocalypse, Obit, Of Color, Olivia Gatwood, Only As the Day Is Long, Paige Lewis, Paisley Rekdal, Patricia Spears jones, Patrick Armstrong, Patsy, Patti Smith, Paul Lynch, philippa snow, Phuong T. Vuong, Porn Carnival, Postcolonial Love Poem, pretty bitches, Quan Barry, Rachel Rabbit White, rachel vorona cote, rebekah taussig, Renaissance Normcore, Richard Powers, Risa Denenberg, robert rosenberger, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, sangamithra iyer, Sansei and Sensibility, sara krolewski, Sarah Haas, Sarah Petersen, Sean Carswell, Sean McCoy, Shy Watson, sitting pretty, sleepovers, sleeveless, Songs of Songs, Space Struck, Steph Cha, Steven Toussaint, Still Life with Mother and Knife, Storage Unit For the Spirit House, Su Hwang, Subduction, Susan de Sola, Sylvie Baumgartel, Taneum Bambrick, temporary, tess michaelson, the all-night sun, The Blue Absolute, the equivalents, The Golden State, the heart is a full-wild beast, The High Shelf, The Inheritance of Haunting, the overstory, The Park, the survivors, The Tiniest Muzzle Sings Songs of Freedom, The Unhabitable Earth, this america, this is pleasure, Tomboyland, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Too Much, Tucker Coombe, two trees make a forest, Uncanny Valley, Ursula K. Le Guin, Vantage, Verge, Veronica Golos, Victoria Chang, we ride upon sticks, Wesley Sexton, year of the monkey, You Are No Longer in Trouble, Your House Will Pay
History itself is not so conveniently tidy, and neither is this book. ...more
Tags: Abraham Lincoln, american politics, book review, Chinese Exclusion Act, discrimination, Donald Trump, fascism, Frederick Douglass, genocide, immigration, Jacob Rothschild, japanese internment, jill lepore, jim crow, Liveright, Mary Church Terrell, nationalism, Nazi, Nazi Germany, patriotism, police brutality, police violence, Politics, review, robert rosenberger, slavery, systemic inequality, systemic racism, These Truths, this america, Trump, US history, WEB Du Bois, William Apess
Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: Adam O. Davis, Alan Chazaro, Alanna Lin Ramage, Alex Dang, Alexandra Beguez, alison bechdel, Andrew Seguin, Ann Townsend, Brit Bennett, Brittany Hailer, Caitlin Moran, Carlos Aguasaco, Cathy Linh Che, Cheryl Klein, Christopher Luna, Chuck Palahniuk, Claudia Rodriguez, Cynthia Manick, Dalia Sofer, Dan Raphael, Diane Goettel, Edward D. Melillo, edwin frank, Elsa Valmidiano, Emily Hashimoto, Fariha Róisín, francine j harris, Frank B. Wilderson III, Gerardo Alba, Gina Williams, Hodna Bentali Gharsallah Nuernberg, Idra Novey, Imani Perry, Jacqueline Suskin, Jaden Gongaware, Jaed Coffin, Jeffrey Harrison, Jessica Marie Johnson, jill lepore, Jodi Bolz, Jordan Stump, Jose Hernandez Diaz, Julian Winters, Katherine Landdeck, Kenneth R. Rosen, Kerri Arsenault, Laurie Halse Anderson, Leanne Shapton, Lexie Bean, Lily Brooks-Dalton, Linda Ravenswood, Lynne Procope, M. Soledad Caballero, M.O. Walsh, Makenna Goodman, Marae Hart, Marie-Helene Bertino, Mark Eisner, Mark Oshiro, Meg Wolitzer, Melissa Monroe, Meredith Hall, Miah Jeffra, michael seidlinger, Mitchell Jackson, Mitchell S. Jackson, Mychal Denzel Smith, Nandi Comer, Nikky Finney, Notable Online, Parneshia Jones, Paula Chase, Peace Adzo Medie, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Penina Roth, Persis Karim, Rawad Wehbe, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, Ricco Villanueva Siasoco, Richard Kadrey, Richard McCann, robyn creswell, Salar Abdoh, Sam Pink, Sarah Coolidge, Sarah Kirk, Sarah Schulman, Seth Fischer, Sheila Heti, Sophie Yanow, Susan Buttenwieser, suzzy roche, Tanaïs, Tiffany D. Jackson, Tina Escaja, Tobias Carroll, Tracy Chahwan, vanessa veselka, Veronica Corpuz, Veronica Montes, Yaa Gyasi, Yona Harvey
Literary events in and around Portland this week!
Tags: Andre Dubus III, Ben Marcus, Beth Kander, caitlin doughty, Celeste Noche, Elena Passarello, Erica Trabold, Evelyn McDonnell, Francesca Varela, Igor Brezhnev, Jason Arias, jill lepore, Julia Turshen, Kisha Schlegel, Kwame Alexander, Madeline ffitch, Notable Portland, Portland, R. O. Kwon, Tod Davies
Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for!
Tags: Abandon Me, Ada Limon, Alexandra Kleeman, An Elemental Thing, Anne Sexton, beryl markham, Bluets, Bright Dead Things, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, Carolina Ebeid, Carson McCullers, Cathy Linh Che, Citizen by Claudia Rankine, Danez Smith, Dangerous Angels, Don't Call Us Dead, edwidge danticat, ee cummings, Elena Passarello, Eliot Weinberger, Emily Dickinson, Eula Biss, Forest Dark, Four-Year-Old-Girl, Francesca Lia Block, Geek Love, Graham Greene, Harryette Mullen, hunger, Jeanette Winterson, jill lepore, Joan Didion, Juliana Spahr, Katherine Dunn, Kaveh Akbar, Ken Liu, Krik? Krak!, Leslie Jamison, Let Me Clear My Throat, Li-Young Lee, Louise Glück, Maggie Nelson, Mary Jo Bang, Meadowlands, Megan Stielstra, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Melissa Febos, Morgan Parker, Natalie Diaz, Natasha Trethewey, Native Guard, nicole krauss, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, Ocean Vuong, reading recommendations, Rose, Roxane Gay, Sleeping with the Dictionary, Split, thankful, Thanksgiving, the balloonists, The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans, the empathy exams, The HEart is a lonely hunter, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, The Power and the Glory, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, thisconnectionofeveryonewithlungs, We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live, Weetzie Bat, West with the Night, What to Read When, When My Brother Was An Aztec, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior, You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine
The New Yorker’s Jill Lepore laments the devaluation of truth in politics with the rise of “big data”: The era of the fact is coming to an end: the place once held by “facts” is being taken over by “data.” This is making for more epistemological mayhem, not least because the collection and weighing of […]
Nearly everything Gould ever held in his hands slipped away. He lost his glasses; he lost his teeth. “I keep losing fountain pens, change, and even manuscripts,” he wrote. “I lost my diary in the toilet,” he reported one day. He himself appeared and disappeared. Joe Gould “was a toothless madman who slept in the […]
Noah Berlatsky on his new book,
Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Martson/Peter Comics, blogging, and reconciling feminism and bondage. ...more
Tags: 2nd wave, 3rd wave, a woman on the edge of time, academia, anne allison, blogging, bondage, Comics, dominance, empowerment, feminism, gal gadot, gender, gender roles, h.g. peter, jill lepore, julia serano, kink, Marge Piercy, men and feminism, permitted and prohibited desires, sex and submission, Sex Workers, Sex Workers Rights, sharon marcus, submission, william moulton marston, Wonder Woman, zach snyder
Two years from now, Wonder Woman will appear in her first live action movie. But can a feminist superhero born in 1941 represent women’s issues in 2016? Wonder Woman’s debt is to feminism. She’s the missing link in a chain of events that begins with the woman-suffrage campaigns of the nineteen-tens and ends with the […]