Monday, 9 May 2011

How to Explain Away Women's Writing

This is a beautiful summary (bigger version here) of the ways in which the (male) academy and critical establishment have dealt with women writing literature. It's dying out in universities but a glance at the Saturday review pages will show you that it's alive and well in journalism, publishing and popular culture - click to enlarge:


GMS said...

Yes, she was pretty brilliant, both as critic and as author. Sadly, she is another of the greats who died recently, last weekend, actually.

The Plashing Vole said...

Damn it! I'm familiar with the argument of this book - it's now standard - but I haven't read it. I've now got it on order.