Posts Tagged: joe fassler

What to Read When: A Holiday Book-Gifting Guide

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Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family!

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Notable NYC: 10/14–10/20

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Paul Lisicky on Flannery O’Connor

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Writing for the Atlantic, Paul Lisicky recalls two Flannery O’Connor short stories that taught him to love her work. Although critics often highlight O’Connor’s harshness toward her characters, Lisicky says these stories transcend the stereotyped image of her “little punishment machines:” The aim of these stories is certainly satirical, but that’s only part of the […]

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The Human Voice to the Rescue

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At the Atlantic, Joe Fassler speaks with author Kevin Barry about the future of fiction. According to Barry, the “best hope” for building interest in fiction in a world “distracted” by technology is through audio storytelling: But one thing can still arrest us, slow us down, and stop us in our tracks: the human voice. I […]

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