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And In Some Perfumes Is There More Delight

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You know what Ernest Hemingway looked like and what his writing sounded like—but what did he smell like?

Inspired by a perfume on Etsy called “Dead Writers,” Book Riot’s Amanda Nelson imagines scents named after various canonical authors.

Our favorites include Flannery O’Connor (“Church incense, soap, vanilla, ginger”) and Edgar Allen Poe (“Poppies, absinthe, sandalwood, and mold”).

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It is as if a great house has fallen―sunk into the mire which seethes around the ancestral manor, amid an unrecognizable, Martian landscape. The narrator of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” has no name, no real structural substance beyond his vague association with this other guy, an old friend of his.

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Rumpus Sound Takes: Ominous Ambience

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Tasseomancy
Ulalume (Turf Records)

On the Tasseomancy song “Healthy Hands (will mourn you),” twins Sari and Romy Lightman repeat again and again the refrain, “All is lost.” The track is from their debut LP Ulalume, and the album – like the Edgar Allen Poe poem of the same title – embraces an elegiac tone, a sense of loss, heartache, and mystery.

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