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Posts Tagged: literary tropes

The Cost of Liberation: Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Patsy’s imagined freedom in America, she discovers almost immediately, was an illusion.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #231: Ruth O. Saxton

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“While the past remains always present, old women exist in the present.”

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Neither Wicked Witch nor Fairy Godmother”

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[W]hat was going wrong? Why were our stories not being written or published?

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Queering the Southern Gothic: A Conversation with Genevieve Hudson

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Genevieve Hudson discusses her debut novel, BOYS OF ALABAMA.

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Telling Our Own Stories: A Conversation with Kate Reed Petty

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Kate Reed Petty discusses her debut novel, TRUE STORY.

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Lingering on Darkness: Sleepovers by Ashleigh Bryant Phillips

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When Ashleigh Bryant Phillips lets loose, she can shock.

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The Rumpus Interview Mini-Interview Project #196: Cathy Ulrich

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“I hope it will mean as much to readers as it does to me.”

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The Fantasy of the Femme Fatale

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I couldn’t help but see these women-led stories as missed opportunities.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Nicole Dennis-Benn discusses her second novel, PATSY.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Jon McGregor

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Jon McGregor discusses his newest novel, Reservoir 13, his writing process, and why he chose not to sidestep the “missing girl” trope.

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The Rumpus Interview with Roxane Gay

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Roxane Gay discusses her new collection, Difficult Women, the problem with whiteness as the default and the need for diverse representation, and life as a workaholic.

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The Rumpus interview with Jeremy P. Bushnell

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Jeremy P. Bushnell discusses his new novel, The Insides, themes of consent, and designing a post-apocalyptic board game.

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