Posts Tagged: the magicians

Out of the Binders and Into the Refrigerators

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The success of The Magicians trilogy stems in part from its self-awareness. Lev Grossman wields his familiarity with fantasy genre fiction to critique and alter the usual formula. So why do his female characters all serve the same purpose? …he’d almost certainly be familiar with the infamous tradition of “Women in Refrigerators,” coined by comic […]

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Magical Influences

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Lev Grossman has given the Harry Potter series an inspirational nod more than once, and he does it again over at Vulture. But he’s just as fond of The Bourne Identity, Marcel Proust, and the music of Metric: I don’t always listen to music when I’m writing, but when I do listen to music, I listen to […]

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