Posts in Literature
What We’re Reading, Vol. 13

With our continuing embrace of this beloved season and our favorite month, we gather to share our current reads, from the seasonal, to the spooky, to new releases taking the world by storm.

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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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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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Travel Through the Pages: The French Riviera

Launching a new travel series, EIC Olivia Gündüz-Willemin takes us to the South of France through books, films, and more.

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How to Dress Like The Talented Mr. Ripley's Dickie Greenleaf

In this edition of How To Dress Like Your Novel, our Perfume Columnist Mishka Hoosen channels what we've all been calling “Ripley summer,” after the 1999 film based on Patricia Highsmith’s iconic thriller.

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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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