Square Haunting: Five Writers in London Between the Wars by Francesca Wade

Square Haunting: Five Writers in London Between the Wars by Francesca Wade (2020) sheds new light on fascinating female literary figures. Source: Square Haunting: Five Writers in London Between the Wars by Francesca Wade

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The 1930s: ‘Women had the vote, but the old agitation went on’ | Women’s suffrage | The Guardian

Women won voting rights equal to men in Britain in 1928, but that didn’t mean they had attained equality. Per Diana Souhami’s article in The Guardian: “To have legislation is not at all the same as to have the state

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How to Get the Muse to Visit – The Millions

The best advice is the kind that makes you (me!) laugh.     Don’t go on the Internet, even if it’s to jog your memory or to fact-check something you or the Muse has said. You can fact-check later with

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On the Undeniable Lure of the Historic Literary Home ‹ Literary Hub

“Houses, much like people, have a public and a private identity…” Elizabeth Brooks on the way old houses stimulate the novelist’s imagination. I note that all the examples of writers inspired by old houses Brooks offers–Agatha Christie, Charlotte Brontë, Daphne

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Sixty Years of Tracking Publications… and Rejections ‹ Literary Hub

Thoughts on rejection from my thesis advisor. I’m glad he is still writing–and keeping score. Jay’s persistence is an inspiration, and I think of the mantra of meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg each morning as I sit down to write–Begin Again.

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A Good Journalist Understands That Fascism Can Happen Anywhere, Anytime ‹ Literary Hub

In researching the rise of fascism in 1930s Britain, I was surprised to learn that Oswald Mosley, the charismatic founder of the British Union of Fascists (BUF), was initially a fan of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. He formed the BUF

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Tillie Olsen, Author of Tell Me a Riddle | LiteraryLadiesGuide

Since I posted yesterday about Virginia Woolf and how A Room of One’s Own made me think of Tillie Olsen’s Silences, I wanted to post Olsen’s biography from the Literary Ladies site today. I remember being moved by Olsen’s Tell

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A Room of One’s Own and Time to Think

This posting from Literary Ladies is about Virginia Woolf, but I find myself thinking about Tillie Olsen. I think they were from the same era–perhaps Olsen was a little younger. But of very different economic classes. I don’t think that

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Dirty secrets are the truest secrets. 

A dirty secret: you can only be a writer if you can afford it | Life and style | The Guardian There is nothing more sustaining to long-term creative work than time and space – and these things cost money

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Manderley, My Manderley! 5 Literary Classics That Should be Adapted as High School Rom-Coms Immediately | Literary Hub

Okay, so a little background on this quasi-ridiculous exercise: after seeing the latest adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, I decided it was time to rewatch Clueless, and let me tell you, it (m… Source: 5 Literary Classics That Should be

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