Category Archives: Women Writers

Wednesday’s Women: Latina Authors and Their Muses

Twilight Times Books published Latina Authors and Their Muses on 24 Setpember 2015. As I write this, Amazon offers the Kindle version of the 354-page book for 99 cents for a limited time. Leticia Gomez, CEO & Founder of Savvy Literary … Continue reading

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Marcelle Sauvageot: Love’s deceptive pirouette

The best works of literature speak to the eternal, the human condition, irrespective of historical context, their original language, or the author’s gender. Marcelle Sauvageot’s Commentary belongs to world literature because it depicts the human situation and because it defies … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Woman: A Voice from the North

2014 is the centenary of Tove Jansson’s birth, and Helsinki’s Ateneum Art Museum is celebrating her art and life with an exhibition that runs until this September, when her drawings and paintings will be on exhibit in Japan. A biography … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Woman: The Voice of South Africa

A famous man took the podium and read a poem entitled “Die kind” (The Child). He did this on an august occasion, the celebration of a new chapter in his nation’s history: a now freely elected parliament would see South … Continue reading

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World War I: The Libel Against Women

Ask someone to name one woman from World War I, the response is likely to be Mata Hari, the exotic and executed Dutch dancer-spy; in reality, there is scant evidence that she was a spy. While women were abroad in … Continue reading

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Beautiful Things in this Republic of Freedom

At the tender age of eleven, the young Edith Wharton read the opening sentence of her novel to her mother, “Oh, how do you do, Mrs. Brown, said Mrs. Tompkins. “If only I had known you were going to call, … Continue reading

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The Hunter of Hearts

By all accounts she was a difficult human being, a talented writer, a self-described “holy terror,” and in appearance both adolescent and a gargoyle. I prefer not to focus on the negative aspects of her character, because I think there … Continue reading

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