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Selma Lagerlof & Nelly Sachs: Nobel Nobility

In 1909, Selma became the first woman and the first Swedish writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Prize was awarded for her body of work, including the 1891 novel, To the Story of Gosta Berling and the 1902 two-volume work of fiction Jerusalem, the chronicle of Swedish peasants who migrate to Jerusalem. 104 more words

Sarojini Chattophyaya Naidu

Sarojini Chattophyaya Naidu was a nineteenth-century Indian-born Brahmin, the highest caste, and rebelled by marrying a man from a lower caste. This was just the beginning of her activist actions; she went against her family’s orders by discarding the academics of math and science her father had chosen for her, becoming a poet instead. 104 more words

Gwendolyn Brooks: Poet of the Beat

Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the most innovative poets in the literary landscape of America. Born in 1917 in Topeka, Kansas, Gwendolyn’s family moved when she was young to the far more urbane city of Chicago, a street-smart influence that still informs her work. 185 more words

If they weren't women...

“Without a spine she couldn’t be a woman and if she wasn’t a woman, she couldn’t be a saint.”

-Dr. Peter Kreeft

I studied abroad in Spain in the fall of 2008.

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Expectations Vs. Reality (An Essay from 2015)

This is a new series that I am doing where I find old essays I wrote for college, and I am republishing them here. Some of the compositions are rough, some of them are random, but I thought this would be a fun place to publish some edited versions of these old English papers. 1,256 more words

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: Bard of the Backwood

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings used to play “Story Lady” in Washington, D.C., as a girl, making up stories to tell the boys from her neighborhood. As an adult, she and her husband moved to Cross Creek, Florida, where she fell in love with the unique people of south Florida and their heart in the face of hardship, poverty, and starvation, which she immortalized in her memoir… 141 more words

March Reads

I would say ‘how has another month passed?’ but I seem to say the same thing every month, so I’ll save the spiel.

I had a real bumper month of reading and got stuck into some amazing books, so without further ado here’s an update… 572 more words

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