March 2, 2014

TSS | Feminism in March



I woke up this morning and had the luxury of sitting with a cup of strong black coffee while listening to the rain and reading posts by some of my favorite book bloggers.  Meredith's post at Dolce Bellezza brought to my attention that The Classics Club event this month is Feminist Literature in March. Meredith's post got me thinking and so I started looking at lists. Here are a few lists from The Classics Club blog:


I've decided to read Are Women Human? by Dorothy Sayers. Dorothy Sayers was one of the first women to graduate from Oxford University. One of the things I admire about Dorothy Sayers, is that she did not devote her time to talking or writing about feminism, but instead lived her life doing the work for which she was suited whether or not society understood her choices as "feminine." My little volume contains the two essays that Sayers wrote about women's role in society: "Are Women Human?" and "The Human-Not-Quite-Human."

I'd love to hear about your reading choice for Feminist Literature in March if you are participating!


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10 comments:

  1. Isn't Dorothy Sayers a Christian? I seem to remember reading that she was, and I've always been intrigued by her, but I don't know that I've read much that she's written. The novel you have picked out seems a fascinating one, and I look forward to your thoughts. And, by the way, I completely agree with everything you said in your comment to my post. So often we feel exactly the same way about things!

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    1. Yes, a Christian. She was friends with C.S. Lewis and others of the Inklings. And, yes, we do often feel the same way about things :)

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  2. I really enjoy Sayers writing. She can be very pointed but she is so sensible. I will look forward to your thoughts on this book after you finish!

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    1. Her sensibility is definitely one of the things that attracts me to her writing!

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  3. I have never read Sayers before. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Mostly I have read her fiction, but I want to read more of her non-fiction. I have Mind of the Maker and this one that I mentioned here.

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    2. I really like her Letters to a Diminished Church. Very thought-provoking!

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    3. I'll have to look that one up!

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  4. I haven't heard of Sayers non-fiction before. Sounds intriguing.
    Perhaps this month will be the time for me to reread A Room of One's Own?

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    1. Sayers wrote quite a bit of academic pieces and translated The Song of Roland and Dante's Divine Comedy. Many are unaware of this other body of work by her.

      A Room of One's Own would be an excellent choice!

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