Jane Eaton Hamilton

"I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.” – Lillian Hellman

Tag: Sunday Book Review

Cheryl Strayed and the double standards for women’s writing

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sketch: Jane Eaton Hamilton 2006

Women understand there’s a glass floor on which male authors walk, while women walk below on a separate tier with its own glass floor, while on a third tier down walk queer women writers and writers of colour.  But Cheryl Strayed puts it infinitely better than I could:

Is There a Double Standard for Judging Domestic Themes in Fiction?

A second link to an essay by Meg Wolitzer on the same topic:

On the Rules of Literary Fiction for Men and Women

All the lost novels

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As someone who’s abandoned, I believe, 9 novels over the years, I appreciated this article.

Lost Novels

 

Hilary Mantel

A good paragraph here about writing memoir.

 

Hilary Mantel interviewed

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