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Aphra Behn and Books Galore

Aphra Behn is proving to be very difficult to get into. I am running around tidying up and dusting this little attic room that is our home until the end of the month because there is a viewing here today, and listening to Mindy Kaling’s ‘Why Not Me?’ which I am thoroughly enjoying, by the way. 1,025 more words

Aphra Behn, Closet Abolitionist?

“Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret” – Aphra Behn

Little is known of Behn besides her writing. Fortunately, her writing is powerful enough to give readers a strong sense of her mind. 882 more words

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Aphra Behn's "The Rover" at the Granary Theatre, Cork

The Granary Theatre Cork is delighted to present Aphra Behn’s uproarious comedy The Rover. Behn was the first female professional playwright and this Restoration play is one of her most famous and popular works. 76 more words


A Slave Only in Name: The Portrayal of Slavery in Aphra Behn's "Oroonoko"

It’s been well over a century and a half since slavery was abolished, but there are still ongoing controversies over how to portray it. Films such as Birth of A Nation and Gone With The Wind romanticized slavery, and influenced popular opinion of the subject for decades. 1,290 more words


Aphra Behn: The Milestone No One Knows

“All women together, ought to let flowers fall upon the grave of Aphra Behn… for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds… Behn proved that money could be made by writing at the sacrifice, perhaps, of certain agreeable qualities; and so by degrees writing became not merely a sign of folly and a distracted mind but was of practical importance.” -Virginia Woolf

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Whatever is essential to Female Poets

Yes, in this youngest world
Maybe women can be writers
And achieve fame and livelihood

Without barren men to falter their craft
Maybe ten thousand martyrs are enough? 228 more words


August 28: Aphra Behn

Hello Cobblers!

Today we praise the work of Aphra Behn with her poem “To the Fair Clarinda, Who Made Love to Me, Imagine More Than Woman.” Longest poem title ever, but fantastic. 131 more words

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