Chandler Burr





Chandler Burr

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Chandler Burr is the New York Times scent critic and author of The Perfect Scent, The Emperor of Scent, and A Separate Creation. He has written for the Atlantic and the New Yorker. He lives in New York City.


Average rating: 3.79 · 2,201 ratings · 468 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The Emperor of Scent: A Tru...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 1,006 ratings — published 2003 — 18 editions
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The Perfect Scent: A Year I...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 617 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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You or Someone Like You
3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 558 ratings — published 2009 — 13 editions
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Separate Creation: The Sear...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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Dior: The Perfumes
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Nursing Psychiatric Practice
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“I'd said to them that when we read fiction, we pour our own paricular store of emotions - say, the sense of loss we feel for those disappeared from our lives - into the characters set before us. We take the few words with which the writer sketches these characters, the thing he said, the pain she felt, where they were, and our own emotional stockpile magically creates people. As the human eye fleshes out the pixilated image. Fictional characters are highly sophiticated Rorschach blots, and we, along with their author, are their authors. When you read a fictional character, you too are creating her.”
Chandler Burr, You or Someone Like You

“A book is like a person, and one's reaction to a person invariably has more to do with one's own personality and life experience than with the actual person herself.”
Chandler Burr, You or Someone Like You

“They exit one by one, or sometimes two by two. You scatter pieces of them on the snow in the woods and then run away as fast as you can, and then you turn and run back towards them, once they're beyond your reach.”
Chandler Burr, You or Someone Like You
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