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The Letters of Shirley Jackson—a Preview!
I’ve been busy reading the delightful, yet somewhat vexing Letters of Shirley Jackson (Random House, 672 pp., $14.99 on Kindle) and writing a long review of it! Finding a home (irony alert, as Shirley was always focused on the physical … Continue reading
Posted in creativity and its discontents, News, Reviews, Writing Tagged 1950s, cruelty, dysfunctional relationships, female breadwinners, feminism, husbands, marriage, mental health, Morris Minors, Shirley Jackson, The Internet Review of Books, The Letters of Shirley Jackson, Vermont, women writers, women's lives Leave a comment
Review: Summer Will Show by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Occasionally, I will pick up a library book (and I vow to do this more, post-pandemic). I wanted to review a striking, mostly forgotten novel by 20th-century English author Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978), whose long life spanned almost a century … Continue reading
Posted in creativity and its discontents, LGBT, Reviews, Writing Tagged 20th-century women writers, bisexuality, Communism, feminism, historical fiction, Jewish fiction, lesbian fiction, NYRB, Penguin, relationships between women, revolutionaries, Summer Will Show, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Valentine Ackland, women in love Leave a comment
And that’s always exciting. This was what my kitchen looked like last month, with the fruit trees outside in the terraced back yard pressing in at the window. Things are greener now. The cedar waxwings are taking their last bites … Continue reading
Posted in creativity and its discontents, Personal Tagged abuse, billie eilish, Blake Bailey, British Vogue, fashion, feminism, Matt Gaetz, sexuality, spring, teen girls, women Leave a comment
‘Outdated: Why Dating Is Ruining Your Love Life’ Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Seal Press, September 2011, 280 p, $17.00 Outdated feels like a new type of book–an anti-dating book, written by the executive editor of Feministing.com, a popular feminist blog for women … Continue reading
Posted in Personal, Reviews Tagged dating, feminism, love, Outdated, Samhita Mukhopadhyay 2 Comments
Well, August has been a busy month (chatting with other writers on Twitter especially), and I’m horrified to see that I haven’t blogged all month. This is very bad. 🙂 My next book for review is an intriguing read that … Continue reading
Posted in Personal, Reviews, Writing Tagged FarFromHome, feminism, Outdated, relationships, Romantic Industrial Complex, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Seal Press, Smashwords, The Leaving 2 Comments
‘Undecided: How to Ditch the Endless Quest for Perfect and Find the Career—and Life —That’s Right for You’ Barbara Kelley and Shannon Kelley, Seal Press, 224 p, $16.95 Undecided is a breezy, stimulating read, a career book for young women … Continue reading
Posted in Reviews Tagged Barbara Kelley, feminism, Millennial Generation, Shannon Kelley, Undecided 3 Comments