Hi, folks! German Lit Month ist fast wieder da! Just like in previous years, Lizzy and Caroline will host the 9th GLM this coming November. During the month, their blogs… Read more “German Literature Month | 2019”
Rhoda Broughton (29 November 1840 – 5 June 1920) was a Welsh writer. As the youngest daughter of a clergyman, Broughton was given a classical education at home… Read more “Rhoda Broughton”
Dear Charlotte, In Emmeline, The Orphan of the Castle (published in four volumes in 1788), we have a Cinderella-like heroine surrounded by characters who are constantly burning their… Read more “Before I knew I had a heart”
“It is best for us to continue in the belief that Eve actually ate an apple, and immediately ruined Adam in consequence! I like this belief, too, it speaks so well for the progressive power of women.” – 26 July 1857, ‘Early journalism’, in The Morgesons and Other Writings
The sadness of others one should leave alone. It is a small garden, a fragile delicate Arcadia, one should not disturb it. – I Am the Brother of XX
About this [blank] garden
“I am younger each year at the first snow.”
– Anne Sexton, in a letter to W. D. Snodgrass, in 1958.
A Self-portrait in Letters, (2004)
This is my blank space. A white page, as good as a garden covered in snow, not yet cultivated, but with some strong Spring hidden within; something simple, clean, yet to be stained; a seed with some flower all curled up inside, first waiting, then slowly unraveling.