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Posts Tagged: Joan Didion

Claiming Our Untold Stories: Talking with Gina Frangello

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Gina Frangello discusses her debut memoir, BLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWN.

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All about Anthologies: A Roundtable Discussion

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With Lilly Dancyger, Sari Botton, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, and Christine Taylor.

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A Thousand Interlinked Details: Maybe the People Would Be the Times by Luc Sante

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With so much to hear in every moment, for Sante, the page is a score, the world a song.

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Time Is Precious: A Conversation with Clifford Thompson

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Clifford Thompson discusses his work and art-making.

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Imposing the Life on the System: A Conversation with Eula Biss

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Eula Biss discusses her new book, HAVING AND BEING HAD.

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The Privilege of Anxiety: Mark O’Connell’s Notes from an Apocalypse

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What does our “future-dread,” as O’Connell puts it, show us about our own lives in the present?

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Writing Small Moments: A Conversation with Suzanne Farrell Smith

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Suzanne Farrell Smith discusses her debut memoir, THE MEMORY SESSIONS.

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What to Read When You Want to Tread through Love’s Complications

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Shuly Xóchitl Cawood shares a reading list to celebrate A SMALL THING TO WANT.

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Nothing Gets Solved: Talking with Kevin Nguyen

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Kevin Nguyen discusses his debut novel, NEW WAVES.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #213: Elizabeth Kadetsky

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“I like to engage with and argue with the research; this makes the work dynamic.”

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A Box Full of Darkness: Talking with Adrienne Brodeur

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Adrienne Brodeur discusses her new memoir, WILD GAME.

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Slouching Toward Vantage: A Conversation with Taneum Bambrick

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Taneum Bambrick discusses her debut poetry collection, VANTAGE.

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What to Read When You’re Grieving

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Marisa Bardach Ramel shares a reading list to celebrate her debut memoir, THE GOODBYE DIARIES.

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Doing the Work of Empathy: A Conversation with Marin Sardy

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Marin Sardy discusses her debut memoir, THE EDGE OF EVERY DAY: SKETCHES OF SCHIZOPHRENIA.

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What to Read When You’re Coming of [Old] Age

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Governor Madeleine Kunin shares a list of books to celebrate her new memoir, COMING OF AGE.

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What to Read When Trying to Figure Out Who You Are

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Terry H. Watkins shares a list of books to celebrate her novel, DARLING GIRL.

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What to Read When You Want to Reclaim Your Time

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Books that center us and offer new perspectives.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Meghan Flaherty

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Meghan Flaherty discusses her debut memoir, Tango Lessons, how the book found its current format, and writing a memoir at a young age.

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The Delusion of Objectivity: Talking with Leslie Jamison

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Leslie Jamison discusses The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, understanding that every text is incomplete, and whether motherhood has changed her writing.

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Reading Other People’s Mail: Talking with Michelle Dean

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Michelle Dean discusses Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion, literary legends, and the absence of Black writers from the narrative.

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Fitting In

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Without men around to impress, I discovered my own taste—what desire meant beyond the desire to be desirable.

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A Need for a Home: Lucy Hughes-Hallett Discusses Peculiar Ground

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Lucy Hughes-Hallett discusses her debut novel, Peculiar Ground, out today from HarperCollins.

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Rumpus Exclusive: Three Excerpts from AFTERWORDS

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Three exclusive excerpts from …AFTERWORDS, a new series of distinctive commentaries on great works of contemporary literature from our friends at Fiction Advocate!

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What to Read When You Want to Feel Thankful

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Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for!

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You Still Got It: Bar-Hopping with Burt Young

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Actor and painter Burt Young talks filmmaking, art, and the years he spent living on a sixty-three-foot yacht.

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The Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Goes to… Kenny G

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Rumpus editors share our Nobel Prize in Literature predictions with you!

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What to Read When You’re Thinking about Florida

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In celebration of our Floridian friends and family, we’ve compiled a list of great books that take place in, engage with, or otherwise visit the “Sunshine state.”

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The Logic of the Book: Talking with Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

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Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich discusses The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, the importance of narrative structure, and the difference between facts and stories.

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Truth and Beauty: Talking with Joshua Wolf Shenk

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The new Editor-in-Chief of The Believer dismantles stereotypes of Las Vegas, discusses the magazine’s acquisition, and makes a case for bringing journalism into the academy.

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I, Me, We, and the GOP

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It’s not coincidental, I think, that most of the secular and sacred saints we venerate now went charging against the grain of the Municipal We.

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