The Well of Loneliness

A review of Radclyffe Hall’s landmark 1928 novel about lesbianism, love, and loneliness.

On Sappho

On Sappho’s splendid, sensual, but frustratingly sparse remaining poetic fragments.

Girl, Woman, Other

A review of Bernardine Evaristo’s stunning recent Booker Prize-winning novel.

“an Empress of a world … a world of ideas”

‘‘I would fain be as you are, an Empress of a world, and I shall never be at quiet until I be one … for every human creature can create an immaterial world fully inhabited by immaterial creatures … he may make a world of ideas, a world of atoms, a world of lights …’’…

“The best moments in reading…”

“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it…

Why #januhairy isn’t all that smooth

Originally posted on Cambridge Girl Talk:
Jess Molyneux It was as if the stars had aligned earlier this month, when I first heard about #januhairy: a combination of my two favourite things, feminism and wordplay, it was yet another way for us women to stick it to the patriarchy. I was initially impressed with the…

To the Lighthouse

A review, a rhapsody on Woolf’s gorgeous and seminal 1927 novel.