A review of Samuel Richardson’s troubling, landmark novel and its lockdown links.
A review of Radclyffe Hall’s landmark 1928 novel about lesbianism, love, and loneliness.
On lady novelists, human sympathy, drama, and (sort of) smashing the patriarchy.
On Sappho’s splendid, sensual, but frustratingly sparse remaining poetic fragments.
A review of Bernardine Evaristo’s stunning recent Booker Prize-winning novel.
On Christopher Haydon’s 2019 production of Macbeth at Manchester’s Royal Exchange theatre.
Some thoughts on our mid-term trip to Shakespeare’s Globe to see Henry IV Parts I & II.
‘‘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 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…
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…
Thinking about my Christmas reading, a happening period for literature, and the beauty in epic.
Thinking through Charlotte Mew’s moving reflection on love departing.