“I want to always fight for art, not against it.”
Tags: addiction, adolescence, Alice Sola Kim, Annie Proulx, beauty standards, biracial, Black Tickets, Boca Raton, Che Yeun, coming of age, Daniil Kharms, debut memoir, editing, editor, Encyclopedia Brown, family, fathers, fathers and daughters, first book, florida, gender roles, grace paley, Heather Lewis, imposter syndrome, Jaime Herndon, Jaquira Díaz, Jayne Anne Phillips, Joy Williams, Justine Champine, katherine anne porter, kazuo ishiguro, Kenzaburo Oe, kristen arnett, Kristin Dombek, LGBTQ, Lidia Yuknavitch, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, Lynda Barry, memoir, Nikolai Gogol, Osama Alomar, photographs, photography, privilege, queer, Samantha Irby, T Kira Madden, The Chronology of Water, the remains of the day, trauma, WG SEbald, Yasunari Kawabata
A look back at the books we’ve reviewed in 2018!
Tags: A Crown of Violets, A Different Physics, A Good Day for Seppuku, A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise, Aaron Belz, Abigail Bereola, Ahsan Butt, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Aja Gabel, Akwaeke Emezi, Alex Cavanaugh, Alex Dimitrov, Alexander Chee, Alexandra Teague, Alfredo Flores, All You Can Ever Know, Allie Rowbottom, Allison Noelle Conner, Amelia Possanza, America Is Not the Heart, Amy Dresner, An American Marriage, Analicia Sotelo, anaphora, And Now We Have Everything, Anne Graue, August Kleinzahler, Back Talk, Barbara Berman, because, Best American Experimental Writing 2016, Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life, Bird Book, Blair Hurley, Body Full of Stars, book reviews, brandon hicks, Brian Clements, Bullets into Bells, Calypso, Carla Bruce-Eddings, Caro Macon, Carrying the Branch, Charles Bernstein, Chelsea Leu, Christian Anton Gerard, Christine No, Christopher Soto, Citizen Illegal, Claudia Castra Luna, Coming of Age at the End of Nature, Courtney Allison, Cristina Rey, dandelions, Danielle Lazarin, Daphne Kalotay, Davey Davis, david sedaris, Dean Rader, Denis Johnson, Diamond Forde, Diane Seuss, Dirty Plotte, Doing Harm, Echolocation, Edward Derby, Eileen G'Sell, Emily Burns Morgan, Emily Pérez, emma bolden, Erica Dawson, Erica Trabold, Erin Adair Hodges, Erin Moure, Evan Coles, Everyone Knows You Go Home, Fady Joudah, Fireworks in the Graveyard, Five Plots, Flights, florida, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance, Frank Johnson, Freshwater, Good and Mad, Good Bones, Hands That Break and Scar, Heads of Colored People, Hillary Made Up, Holdfast, How Lovely the Ruins, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, I Am I Am I Am, Ian MacAllen, Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa, ikya kandula, Inheriting the War, Inquisition, Interior States, Jac Jemc, Jaime Zuckerman, Jaimee Hills, James Davis May, Janna Klostermann, Jasminne Mendez, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Jell-O Girls, Jenny Boully, Jenny George, Jenny Molberg, Joan Morgan, Joanna Luloff, Jonathan Crowl, Josef Kuhn, Josè Olivarez, Joshua Mensch, Joy Ladin, Julie Carr, Julie Doucet, Julie Dunlap, Julie Marie Wade, Kasey Jueds, kate braverman, Kate Greathead, Kazim Ali, Keegan Lester, Kevin Goodan, Kevin Mclellan, Kevin O'Kelly, Kevin Zambrano, Killing Marias, Kings of Broken Things, Kristi Carter, Kristin Chang, Kristin Hannah, Laren McClung, Laura & Emma, Laura Thorne, lauren groff, Lauren Morgan Whitticom, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Leni Zumas, Let's All Die Happy, Li-Young Lee, Libby Burton, Life After Rugby, Lisa Rosenberg, Lizzie Hutton, Maggie O'Farrell, Maggie Smith, Maikie Paje, María Isabel Álvarez, Maria Dahvana Headley, Maria Qamar, Marianne Kunkel, Marvels of the Invisible, Maryann Corbett, Matthew Minicucci, Maw Shein Win, Max Ritvo, Maya Dusenbery, Meaghan O’Connell, Meghan O'Gieblyn, Melissa Broder, Micah Perks, Michael Natalie, Mike Broida, Miranda Perrone, molly caro may, Molly Fisk, Molly Spencer, Moonbrow, My Fair Junkie, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Nasty Women Poets, natalia sylvester, Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer People of Color, Nicole Chung, Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e, Nina Riggs, nvisible Gifts, Objects from a Borrowed Confession, Oceanic, Olga Tokarczuk, Ornitheology, Past Lives Future Bodies, Planetary Noise, Porochista Khakpour, R. O. Kown, Raina K. Puels, Rebecca Traister, Red Clocks, Remind Me Again What Happened, Renée Vivien, Risa Denenberg, Robin Becker, Rummage, Ryan McIlvain, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Samantha Pious, Samantha Zighelboim, Same-Sexy Marriage, Sandra Allen, Sara Goodman, Sara Rauch, Sarah A. Chavez, Scott Beal, Shahriar Mandanipour, She Begat This, She Would Be King, sick, Sidney Wade, Siham Karami, Simone John, Soft Volcano, starfish, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Susan Cohen, Susan Jackson Rodgersv, Tajja Isen, Tayari Jones, Taylor Larsen, Testify, The Black Bear Inside Me, The Bright Hour, The Devoted, The Dream of Reason, the earthquake room, The Ensemble, The Fat Sonnets, The Final Voicemails, The Great Alone, The Grip of It, The Half-Finished Heaven: Selected Poems, The Incendiaries, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, The Mere Wife, The Pisces, The Radicals, The Souls of Yellow Folk, The Undressing, Theodore Wheeler, There There, this shouldn’t be beautiful but it was & it was all i had so i drew it, Together and by Ourselves, Tom Griffen, Tomas Tranströmer, Tommy Orange, Torrin A. Greathouse, Tracie Morris, True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape, Trust No Aunty, Unearthings, virgin, Wayetu Moore, Wendy Chen, wesley yang, When Rap Spoke Straight to God, Whitney Beber, Yasunari Kawabata, Zakiya Harris, Zoey Cole
Blindness as a concept is central to Kawabata’s novel, where every character is blind to something. ...more
Tags: blindness, dandelions, death, Ikuta River, Japan, Michael Emmerich, new directions, Nobel laureate, Nobel Prize, seppuku, somagnosia, suicide, Yasunari Kawabata
A tranquil beach town named Jarmuli is the setting of Anuradha Roy’s third novel, Sleeping on Jupiter, which won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and made the longlist for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. Four older women travel as friends in search of a bucolic vacation, and a young woman, contending with the […]
Tags: aging, Alice Munro, An Atlas of Impossible Longing, Anuradha Roy, ashram, Civil War, fiction, friendship, interview, Man Booker Prize, mini interview, Out Stealing Horses, patriotism, Per Petterson, religion, Sleeping on Jupiter, the folded earth, the rumpus, the rumpus mini interview, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, tochi onyebuchi, violence, violence against women, writing, Yasunari Kawabata
Not long before his suicide in April 1972, Yasunari Kawabata did something that has perplexed me for years.