Posts Tagged: female writers

Literary Mothers

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Catching up with Mother’s Day weekend, BuzzFeed Books looks at Nadxieli Nieto’s newly launched Literary Mothers tumblr featuring short essays by women writers on the authors that have inspired them. Says Nieto on why she started the site: “My literary mothers, the writers whose work I devoured late at night — cigarette in hand, propped against the flaking […]

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Literary Geniuses Say Some Not-So-Genius Things

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In “honor” of David Gilmour’s comments to a Hazlitt interviewer about how he refused to teach books by female authors, Rumpus contributor Michelle Dean rounded up some other literary men’s contributions to the field of misogyny. From Hemingway blaming all men’s problems on women’s diseased brains to T. S. Eliot’s assertion that there were no women […]

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“Hunting Deer at the Spa”

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“Do you feel pressure to have children before it’s too late?” “There aren’t a lot of photos out there of you. Is there a reason for that?” Read these and other questions that have been posed to female authors—but at Whack! Magazine, they’re posed to male authors. (The comments here contain even more car-wreck questions.)

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Women Writers and the Interview

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Are male and female writers interviewed equally? Loraine Berry at Talking Writing thinks not. It’s gone to show that interviewers are often more interested in a female writer’s dietary habits and marital problems than their literary processes and work. Jodi Picoult says that she has been asked how she lost weight many, many times. Jennifer […]

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