Tag Archives: literature

Gatsby. What Gatsby?

Tweet I don’t know about you, but I’m really feeling this trailer. Baz Lurhmann’s signature penchant for assigning an anachronistic soundscape to re-imagined and vividly colorful fictional histories had me at beat drop from Jay and Ye’s No Church in The Wild.  That track is perfect for setting the tone for the uninitiated; a dark and [...]
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And the Hey, Boo tickets go to…

TweetCaterina Gironda, who sent in this lovely poem: I want to tell you that I am woman, Because I feel my womb swell once a month, And bleed with the promise to produce a new life. I want to tell you that I am woman, Because I recall when my hymen bled like a head [...]
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Anne Shirley: red-headed snippet, freckled fictional heroine and stealth feminist

Tweet This is the third post in a series about the Anne of Green Gables books by Lucy Maud Montgomery – if you want more Anne, you can have more Anne! Feminist heroines are hard to find in fiction. It’s pretty rare to open up a modern novel and find a heroine who uses the [...]
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Happy belated birthday, Jane Austen!

TweetYesterday was the 235th anniversary of the birth of Jane Austen, creator of my favourite fictional heroine, Lizzie Bennet (Lizzie shares the top spot with Hermione Granger and Anne Shirley). It was my dear friend Anna who informed me of the anniversary, which was appropriate, as it it was Anna who first introduced me to [...]
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