Posts Tagged: Largeheartedboy

Mood Music

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At Largehearted Boy, essayist, literary experimentalist, and scholar Mary Capello shares an annotated playlist for her new essay collection, Life Breaks In (University of Chicago Press). She describes mood as the “companion and muse” for her writing: If there is one subject under the sun that defies our ordering systems even as it tempts us […]

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Can You Judge a Book by Its Soundtrack?

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When I’m deep in writing a novel, pretty much every song on the radio or on my phone reminds me of someone from that particular book. Here are some of the ones that consistently came up as embodying certain characters and their situations… Gina Frangello shares a soundtrack for her new novel, Every Kind of Wanting […]

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The Music Behind the Book

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On the heels of her debut novel, Rumpus Essays Editors Roxanne Gay has created a playlist for the book over at Largehearted Boy. According to Gay, An Untamed State took its cues from Kate Bush, The Talking Heads, and a generous helping of Peter Gabriel: Writing An Untamed State was an intense experience because there is so […]

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Suburbia Saving

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An emerging movement seeks to orient suburbs around farms rather than golf courses. “According [to] the American Farmland Trust, more than 6 million acres of agricultural land in the United States were lost to development between 1992 and 1997 alone. Consider that many of those acres were lost to developments that never saw the light […]

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Women in Fantasy

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What is the problem with the representation of women in fantasy? This piece addresses the question, pointing to the lack of fantasy stories that reflect our basic contemporary understanding of history: that women have had agency despite limiting factors, and “that women were rarely only defined by their relationships with men in the way that […]

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When Literature and Music Become One

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Bringing together different artistic domains, authors merge and connect music with their words on the Book Notes series, featured on largehearted boy. Featured now is the playlist Reif Larsen created for his debut novel The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet.  Which music would you choose for a “very American story” that tells the “traditional coming-of-age, […]

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The Rumpus Gets More Love

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“The impressive writing makes The Rumpus stand out. Rick Moody’s Swinging Modern Sounds column matches up against any music blog, and its staff and roster of contributing authors always come through with insightful commentary, regardless of the topic. Books, comics, music, art, film, politics, sex… The Rumpus covers them all with an equal degree of […]

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