I hate Strong Female Characters
Sherlock Holmes gets to be brilliant, solitary, abrasive, Bohemian, whimsical, brave, sad, manipulative, neurotic, vain, untidy, fastidious, artistic, courteous, rude, a polymath genius. Female characters get to be Strong.
Just found a wonderful literary rabbit hole to spend the next couple weeks in.
Oftentimes heros can make terrible heroes. Might as well go ahead and try to keep art and life separate.
I skipped the "reading" because "readings" tend to make my skin crawl, but this is a likeable and nicely-packaged Chicago-based, literary podcast, so it's right up my alley.
Also, I am now excited to read “The Borrower”
On the Rules of Literary Fiction for Men and Women
Good news: this piece is interesting fuel for the continuing lit-gender-divide fire. (It’s continuing, right?) Bad news: I cannot remember if I’ve posted it before.
A lovely, long, book-nerd-porn-y piece on "literary power couple" Claire Messud and James Wood.
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