Posts Tagged: tara isabella burton

Notable NYC: 9/15–9/21

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 9/8–9/14

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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What to Read When You’re at the Bar

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Miriam Parker shares a list of books to celebrate her debut novel, The Shortest Way Home.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview #141: Tara Isabella Burton

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“I want to make a case for the serious, literary legitimacy of the female experience of self-construction.”

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Notable NYC: 8/5–8/11

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Saturday 8/5: Elizabeth Jaikaran talks with Priya Arora about Trauma: A Collection of Short Stories. Powerhouse Archway, 6 p.m., free. Monday 8/7: Jill Eisenstadt reads Swell. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

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Only the Lives Worth Saving

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For JSTOR Daily, Tara Isabella Burton revisits Prohibition during the Coolidge administration, when the moral outrage that pushed for Prohibition didn’t extend to saving the lives of people dying from poisoned industrial alcohol: …[the] New York of the 1920’s viewed certain populations as disposable. By entering the sphere of immorality, alcoholics, in the eyes of […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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Gentrification, and analogies for it, are the focus of Mary Biddinger’s poetry collection A Sunny Place With Adequate Water, reviewed by Danielle Susi. The inhumanity of coin-operated machinery serves as a theme. Moments of “lucidity” make these poems “a little weird, a little quirky, and a lot beautiful.” Then, in the Saturday Essay, Tara Isabella Burton looks back […]

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