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Posts Tagged: literary tropes

Sacred and Profane and Infinitely Compassionate: Remembering Anthony Veasna So

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Agent Rob McQuilkin and editor Helen Atsma discuss AFTERPARTIES by Anthony Veasna So.

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We Are More: Shattering the Ethnic Monolith Myth in The Gimmicks

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To say the past is in the past ignores the abundant ways it controls their lived experience.

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The Dangerous Myth of the “Perfect Victim”: A Conversation with Jonathan Parks-Ramage

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Jonathan Parks-Ramage discusses his debut novel, YES, DADDY.

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Subverting the Wild West: A Conversation with Anna North

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Anna North discusses her new novel, OUTLAWED.

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The Desire for a Pain-Free Existence: Talking with Karen Tucker

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Karen Tucker discusses her debut novel, BEWILDERNESS.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Sayantani Dasgupta

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“I wanted to write a story that doesn’t shy away from the problems but one that’s also hopeful.”

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Hell Is a Young Man: Fraternity by Benjamin Nugent

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The brutality of frat culture, Nugent suggests, is a veneer that hardly masks its devotees’ miseries and insecurities.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Maria Cichosz

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“Thinking about blurring those lines got me closer to the truth of the clichés.”

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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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