Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Rover

The Rover Aphra Behn
Weight: 5.8 oz
Method of Disposal: Leaving at Joe's in EAV

I went to an all-women's school and Aphra Behn was on several of my syllabi.  I could never get into reading her work, but I could respect her immensely for doing it in a time when it would be difficult to get paid for being a writer, much less for being a woman writer.  As Virginia Woolf stated, Woolf wrote, "All women together, ought to let flowers fall upon the grave of Aphra Behn... for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds."  Okay, I may not feel that strongly, but I imagine I have a lot of women's graves I need to be throwing flowers on.  So many before me.   

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