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The Carlyles At Home

“She flickered round me like perpetual radiance, and in spite of my glooms and my misdoings, would at no moment cease to love me and help me…” — 
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"This Weather Cramps My Genius"

The portrait of this dignified lady may not immediately bring to mind the thought of a hike.

Oh, this woman was a champion hiker. And thinker. 613 more words

Literature, Writing

Dear Committee Members - Funny Women Authors Get Recognition

It’s not easy to find Julie Schumacher. Like the setting of her book, Dear Committee Members, winner of the James Thurber Prize for Humor, her office in the English Department at the University of Minnesota seems exiled to a warren of rooms deep in the bowels of Lind Hall on the East Bank campus. 788 more words


Sarah Fielding & the Literary Fairy Tale

Englishwoman Sarah Fielding (1710-68), the younger sister of author Henry Fielding, created an innovative work that included whimsical stories of fairies, giants, and animals that taught lessons about controlling vanity, envy and pride. 813 more words

Women Authors

Read this now: Jane Gardam's Old Filth

What an oddly titled yet wonderful book. “Nothing happened to him. Nothing but success.” Old Filth, legendary barrister, reflects back on the traumas and triumphs long gilded over by his life’s success. 39 more words

2016 Reads

Angelou on the Semantics of Education

“Blacks, Blues, Black!” (Episode 6: Education)

Conversely, Native Americans in California used baskets as if they are extensions of the human body; infants were immersed in water-holding baskets as they get immersed in culture. 306 more words

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Shameless, Allison, shameless.

Dear readers, I am going to make a shameless plug for myself now and I promise you, I won’t burden this space with annoyingly frequent updates about this business… But…. 578 more words

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