Posts in Literature
A Non-Exhaustive List of the Most Iconic Exes in Classic Literature

With Valentine’s Day and all that comes with it on the horizon, Milena Glicenstein takes a look not at the greatest lovers in history but at the most iconic exes in classic literature.

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Scent and Story: Perfumes for Your Favorite Literary Characters

“One of the things I love most about perfume is its transformative power — on a level most people aren’t fully aware of, scent has the power to evoke entire histories and characteristics within seconds, changing our perception of other people and ourselves, and giving us a unique tool for self-expression and disguise.” Perfume Columnist Mishka Hoosen takes us into the pages of favorite books to pair characters with unique scents.

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Subverting Sleeping Beauty: How My Year of Rest and Relaxation Deconstructs the “Woman Who Sleeps”

Milena Glicenstein explores the oddly familiar yet unsettling aspects of My Year of Rest and Relaxation, looking at literary influences and the subversion of fairy tale tropes.

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What We’re Reading, Vol. 5

As we reach the height of winter and begin settling into a new year, Attic members share the stories that have them cozying up to the radiator this month.

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What We're Reading, Vol. 4

As December rushes by, the Attic editors settle down with their books, some revisiting holiday classics and others discovering harrowing non-fiction.

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Intoxication for the Ear: Christmas Music from the Past

“What the lyrics to these carols contain is a kaleidoscope of images — a hare, a tree of life, christ winning humanity in battle, an eagle bearing a lover away, a spotless rose. Listening to them, the winter glows with light and fantasy until the light comes back. “

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