Sunday, June 17, 2012

Telling the Truth About our Experiences as a Body


Guest post on my other blog click link for entire article:
http://livingmetaphors.blogspot.com/

On Virgina Woolfe's now famous quote about killing the angel in the house, as response to a poem/ poet of her time:

These were two of the adventures of my professional life. The first—killing the Angel in the House—I think I solved. She died. But the second, telling the truth about my own experiences as a body, I do not think I solved. I doubt that any woman has solved it yet. The obstacles against her are still immensely powerful—and yet they are very difficult to define. Outwardly, what is simpler than to write books? Outwardly, what obstacles are there for a woman rather than for a man? Inwardly, I think, the case is very different; she has still many ghosts to fight, many prejudices to overcome. Indeed it will be a long time still, I think, before a woman can sit down to write a book without finding a phantom to be slain, a rock to be dashed against.

Posted by Brandon at 12:43 PM

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