Posts Tagged: Sheila Heti

What to Read When You’re Ready to Rethink Women’s Fashion

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A reading list to celebrate the publication of WHAT’S INSIDE? by Anita Davis.

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Notable Los Angeles: 5/7–5/13

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Portland: 5/3–5/9

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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Notable NYC: 4/28–5/4

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

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Notable NYC: 3/10–3/16

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

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I Wanted to Be Seen

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Check out highlights from a conversation between Sheila Heti and Karl Ove Knausgaard at the Chicago Review of Books that range from the question of whether real literature must “burn” to be written, to why there’s no therapy in My Struggle. Heti pursues cultural differences, and Knausgaard speaks about the Nordic code of collective solidarity […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Editing. It’s the most reviled step of the writing process. It’s where we do the backbreaking work of word-weeding, where we must dissociate from ourselves enough to see our work objectively, where we’re forced to kill our darlings. It’s the dark place between writing and publication, mostly characterized by bloodshot eyes and crippling doubt. It’s […]

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How to Buy Heidi Julavits’s Self on eBay

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Author Heidi Julavits’s predominant self is hiding inside this matryoshka doll. Over at the Paris Review, in an interview with Leanne Shapton, Julavits answers each question with an eBay auction listing. What listing would you choose to answer the query, “What sort of highly valuable or beloved object would you feed to a shark to save […]

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No Comment

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An hour later. Still empty. This bothers me. I am embarrassed that it bothers me. But not embarrassed enough that it stops me from checking again.

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The Rumpus Interview with Women in Clothes

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The Rumpus speaks to Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton about Women in Clothes, a new collection of essays and art on the intricacies of femininity and clothing choices.

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Turned Out I Wanted A Snack

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In the newest installment of the Believer‘s interview series, What Would Twitter Do?, Sheila Heti interviews the reigning queen of Twitter, Patricia Lockwood. Patricia breaks down Pie Dough Disease: when pie dough (aka, a tweet) has “been to too much college” and refuses to be shaped. And also, loneliness: I don’t experience much loneliness, oddly. Sometimes I […]

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The Writer’s Writer

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Karl Ove Knausgaard, the handsome Norwegian writer, is traveling through the U.S. giving talks and readings and interviews. It’s as good a time as any to start reading his 6-part autobiography, My Struggle, especially if you are a writer. As the New York Times reports, Knausgaard’s American counterparts are all raving about this writer—Jeffrey Eugenides, […]

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Where Are You?

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Visual Edition just presented its most recent project, “Where You Are,” in which 16 authors and artists were asked to create a personal map. Among the invited contributors are Rumpus interviewees Sheila Heti with Ted Mineo, Geoff Dyer and Tao Lin. In addition to the printed book, Where You Are is available online.

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Literary Puns, Halloween-Style

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If you like Timothy Leo Taranto’s literary puns here on the Rumpus, you’ll also enjoy these Halloween-themed literary puns over at Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Written and illustrated by Rumpus contributor Lincoln Michel, they turn your favorite authors into scary monsters, including Louise Eldritch and Sheila Yeti (author, it goes without saying, of How Should A Cryptid […]

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Happy Birthday, Joan Didion

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Joan Didion’s 78th birthday is as good an excuse as any to revisit her conversation with Sheila Heti for the Believer. The two talk about the performative aspects of writing, the confidence a writer has to claim, and Didion’s aborted oceanography career. Plus, if you’re blocked or spiraling down a procrastination wormhole, you may find it […]

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“The Profundity of Female Friendships”

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At The New Yorker, Anna Holmes writes about how “Girls” and Sheila Heti’s new novel How Should a Person Be? “treat heterosexual coupling as secondary, and how they depict the profundity of female friendships, not to mention their real perils—which are quite different from the competitive jockeying that is so often imagined.” Holmes proposes that these texts may […]

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Relational Reading

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Author Sheila Heti, a long-time astrology naysayer, came across popular U.K. astrologer Jonathan Cainer last year and has been following his daily writings ever since. In conversation at The Believer, Heti asks Cainer about his sense of narrative, time, and ethical obligations. “…If I’m going to say something to somebody, it better be something that […]

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Trampoline Hall Lecture Series in SF!

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The Toronto-based Trampoline Hall Lecture series (where people lecture on subjects outside their area of expertise) is on tour. The series’ founder, Sheila Heti, has got a book out with Misha Glouberman called The Chairs are Where the People Go. The book contains Glouberman’s entire body of knowledge! Where and When: Jewish Community Center of […]

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