Category Archive: feminism

GENDER, TRANSLATION, AND CHASING THE AUTHENTIC VOICE: ‘Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs’ by Lina Wolff, trans. by Frank Perry


Lina Wolff, Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs, translated by Frank Perry (And Other Stories, 2015) By Dominic Hinde Bret Easton Ellis has become a metonym for a certain type of male… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2015: Laura Waddell


This year I’ve found myself reading more translation, more books by women, and more from independent publishers. The most significant reading experience I’ve had in 2015 has been Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan series translated… Continue reading

THE HIDDEN HEART OF THE JACKALOPES: Angela Readman’s ‘Don’t Try This at Home’


Angela Readman, Don’t Try This at Home (And Other Stories, 2015) By Naomi Richards Angela Readman’s innovative debut collection combines an understanding of harsh reality with the inexplicable. These are sharp tales in a… Continue reading

RETURN TO THE 1950S: Rachel Cooke’s ‘Her Brilliant Career’ and the novels of Mary Renault and Barbara Pym


Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties, Rachel Cooke (Virago, 2013) The Charioteer, Mary Renault ([1953] Virago, 2013) Excellent Women, Barbara Pym ([1952], Virago, 2009) By Clare Walker Gore In the General… Continue reading