Posts tagged literature
What We're Reading, Vol. 12

Midway through September, a group of Attic writers discuss what it is they’re reading this month – from campus novels to Book Prize nominees to YA adult novels.

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Discussing The Cult of Donna Tartt

With the highly anticipated release of The Goldfinch film this week, our very own Eliza Campbell and Rachel Tay correspond to discuss the film, as well as the allure of Donna Tartt, her works, and their everlasting presence in our lives.

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Letters to Mother: Children Writing Across the Boundaries of Language and Memory

Cultural writer Rachel Tay turns to Annie Ernaux’s I Remain in Darkness – the most recent of her works to be translated into English – and Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous to consider a genre of writing about mothers that transgresses the boundaries of language and memory.

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Travel Through the Pages: New England

As we head into autumn, Travel Through the Pages comes with us! In this month’s entry, Sam Cohen takes us to Boston and New England for the best autumnal reads, films, and art.

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A Room of Want’s Own: Brief Comments on Female Desire in Three Summer Reads (and One Excellent British Tragicomedy)

Writer Rachel Tay explores the topic of female desire in three of the summer’s most popular and poignant reads – Mona Awad’s Bunny, Lara William’s Supper Club, and Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women – before turning to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the phenomenon that was and is Fleabag.

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“Let us have our liberty again” – Emilia Bassano and Her Lives in Fiction 

Actress and writer Georgia Andrews addresses the figure of Emilia Bassano, delving into her life and the various roles she played in Early Modern fiction – from both Elizabethan and 21st century muse to proto-feminist poet.

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How to Dress Like You're In Costalegre

In this edition of How To Dress Like Your Novel, Olivia Gündüz-Willemin and Raquel Reyes look to the recently released Costalegre, exploring its themes of environment, art, and mother-daughter relationships, each interpreting these through their own lens.

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