Afternoon Bites: Elena Ferrante Reviewed, Bentonville Art City, Matt Madden’s One Story, Brooklyn Blossoms Book Club, and More


“When someone bears a wound in Ferrante’s work, it is difficult to say definitively if it is psychological or physical, linguistic or somatic, because, according to Ferrante, these realms are never separate.” The Los Angeles Review of Books on Elena Ferrante’s The Story of a New Name (and her larger body of work.)

One Story is making a foray into comics with work from Matt Madden.

Checking out the art scene in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Sarah McCarry interviewed Ibi Zoboi about the Brooklyn Blossoms Book Club.

The Believer has new music from Jon DeRosa.

Zoe Ruiz is The Rumpus’s new Managing Editor.

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