“To really write, I need to hold a pen.”
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What does a newborn’s swallow sound like? ...more
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Emma Garman tells the story of how Mary Wollstonecraft’s “radical sensibilities” inspired her protégée Margaret King to cross-dress as a man in order to attend medical school and to test “the rigid conventions of an era”.
Acclaimed poet and writer Laura Mullen talks about her new book,
Complicated Grief, obsession, germ theory, and exposing the arbitrary and superficial protections that have failed us. ...more
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The Wall Street Journal interviews biographer Charlotte Gordon about Mary Shelley’s relationship with her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, and how her mother’s feminism permeated the future Frankenstein author’s entire life.