Monthly Archives: August 2010

The New Woman and the Bachelor Girl

The New Woman, 1880-1915 by Evangeline Holland,, March 17, 2009 The Edwardian era appeared rife with social movements, but none caused as much furor as the “New Woman.” From Paris to London to New York to San Francisco, this … Continue reading

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You mean women aren’t just gallivanting around, forgetting to have kids?

The Real Reason Women “Delay” Motherhood: Money by Anna North,, July 23, 2010 According to a British survey, women are “delaying” motherhood not because they’re too busy doing selfish independent-lady things, but because they don’t have the money. The … Continue reading

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Wealthy, Whiny, White; or, “Privilege Lit”

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream By Joshunda Sanders and Diana Barnes-Brown, Illustrated by Ana Mouyis, For decades, self-help literature and an obsession with wellness have captivated the imaginations of countless liberal Americans. Even now, … Continue reading

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Dashing Dahl

Roald Dahl was a real-life James Bond style spy, new book reveals By Andrew Alderson,, August 7, 2010 Roald Dahl led an extraordinary life in America during the Second World War as a philandering James Bond-style spy with a … Continue reading

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What Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter de la Mare, and Edward Lear teach us about writing poetry for kids

Wild Child By Robert Pinsky,, July 20, 2010 The best poems for kids aren’t the soft and saccharine ones. As the most bodily of literary forms, poetry appeals to children. It also has a certain appeal for adults who … Continue reading

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Literary Drinking Games

Drink ‘Til He’s Witty: The Reader’s Drinking Game By Anna North,, August 3, 2010 A recent essay in the Times points out that “rules for drinking are not so different from rules for writing.” If that’s true, then clearly famous … Continue reading

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