Posts Tagged: jessie burton

Pronk: On Still Life Painting and the Price of Showing Off

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Everything is political. To believe otherwise is a form of willful ignorance.

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On the “Novelty” of Strong Women

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For the Guardian, Hannah Ellis-Peterson discusses the success of Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist. Since its debut this summer, the author’s first novel has received acclaim for its strong female characters. However, Burton has since expressed frustration over the perception of “strong women” in fiction as a “novelty”: I’ve always struggled with this notion of a ‘strong female’, because […]

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