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Best of the Net

2015 ‘Best of the Net Anthology’ Nominees

The staff  at Atticus Review is pleased to announce our nominations for the 2015 Best of the Net Anthology, which aims “to promote the diverse and growing collection of voices who are publishing their work online.” The anthology is published online by Sundress Publications each spring. This year’s judges are Bruce Bond, Brian Oliu, and Kate […]

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Six Degrees Left

Classics, meet your new friend, Atticus.

MADISON, NJ – We started this press because we were interested in identifying works that merited a long shelf life, a life so long that people would talk about our titles for generations. That’s right, we founded this press with the wildly ambitious goal of finding “underground modern classics” or what we call Atticus Trade […]

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Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast

Installment 4 of Eric D. Goodman’s Travel Essay Series All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun As I drive into Santa Monica, I think of the old song from longer ago than my old set of furniture: All I Wanna Do is Have Some Fun. There’s a line in the song that talks about […]

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Reading War and Peace

Live Blogging War and Peace: Character Is Destiny

Editor’s note: This is the tenth in a series of blog posts by Steven Axelrod, a writer reflecting on Leo Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece, War and Peace, a monumental journey of a novel that he has embarked on completing. There’s nothing quite like the irrational frustration you feel when a beloved fictional character makes a catastrophic […]

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Reading War and Peace

Live Blogging War and Peace: Calling Audibles

Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a weekly series of blog posts by Steven Axelrod, a writer reflecting on Leo Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece, War and Peace, a monumental journey of a novel that he has embarked on completing this winter. When I started watching the Napoleonic Wars unfold in Part Two of Tolstoy’s epic […]

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Reading War and Peace

Live Blogging War and Peace: The Proud and the Puny

Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a weekly series of blog posts by Steven Axelrod, a writer reflecting on Leo Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece, War and Peace, a monumental journey of a novel that he has embarked on completing this winter. The theme of this week’s passage through War and Peace is the folly of […]

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Reading War and Peace

Live Blogging War and Peace: Confessions of a Polygamous Reader

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a weekly series of blog posts by Steven Axelrod, a writer reflecting on Leo Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece, War and Peace, a monumental journey of a novel that he has embarked on completing this winter. My relationship to books has always been carnal. It’s a safe, secret promiscuity. I remember […]

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Reading War and Peace

Live Blogging War and Peace: Pierre Bezukhov and Tip-Toeing T. Rex

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of blog posts by Steven Axelrod, a writer reflecting on Leo Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece, War and Peace, a monumental journey of a novel that he has embarked on completing this winter. Sarah Hughes wound up sitting on the ice occasionally; Tiger Woods has missed some easy putts. […]

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Reading War and Peace

Live Blogging War and Peace: Housekeeping

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of blog posts by Steven Axelrod, a writer reflecting on Leo Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece, War and Peace, a monumental journey of a novel that he has embarked on completing this winter. A friend of mine complained to me yesterday that the novel’s passages in French disrupted her […]

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Reading War and Peace

Live Blogging War and Peace: Leo and Jane

Starting a classic novel in translation is like arriving in a foreign city. You look for familiar sights: street signs, even if they’re written in a language or an alphabet you can’t decipher; streets, even if they twist out of sight, cars parked along the curb even if you can’t identify the make and model, […]

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