Posts Tagged: Music for Wartime

Black Friday Sale and Rumpus Holiday Gifts!

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This holiday season, give the gift of The Rumpus! We have plenty of holiday gift options for the well-read optimist or literary child in your life, and we’re kicking things off with a Black Friday sale!

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Writing about Humans

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I don’t trust any writer who takes himself seriously. It’s all kind of ridiculous. Our job is to write about humans, and humans are funny.  Over at BOMB Magazine, J.T. Price talks with Rebecca Makkai about her first collection of short stories, Music for Wartime; the overlap of fiction and truth; humor in writing; MFAs; and lots […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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In the wake of the Charleston church shooting last week and with Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev back in the news, the world seems full of nothing but hate and intolerance, violence, and terror. But as families of the Charleston victims and the members of Emanuel AME Church know, as the bombing survivors and the […]

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Next Letter in the Mail: Rebecca Makkai

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We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Rebecca Makkai! Rebecca writes a handwritten letter from her home airport O’Hare, sharing with us its secrets. She also tell us the best traits of other airports, and some funny games you can play while waiting in them. Rebecca asks you to share your knowledge of airports with her, […]

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