Lady Classics · r/fantasy Bingo 2017 · Review

Review | The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Title: The House of the Spirits Author: Isabel Allende Translator: Magda Bogin Published by: Atria Books My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public Library Content Warning: Rape, police brutality, domestic violence, state oppression, torture, force imprisonment "The House of the Spirits brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the… Continue reading Review | The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

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State of the Blog | Life Updates & August Lady Classics Changes

The good news is we survived the move. The bad news is apparently I own no shelves and hate unpacking. Therefore everything is still in boxes around the house because we have no where to put it. I'm so very tired though. We finally got internet yesterday after a week of having to do my… Continue reading State of the Blog | Life Updates & August Lady Classics Changes

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Review | Sphinx by Anne Garréta

Title: Sphinx Author: Anne Garréta Translator: Emma Ramadan Published by: Deep Vellum Publishing My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public library Content warning: Death (by injury and illness), prejudice against interracial relationships, mugging "Sphinx is the remarkable debut novel, originally published in 1986, by the incredibly talented and inventive… Continue reading Review | Sphinx by Anne Garréta

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Review | Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Title: Orlando Author: Virginia Woolf Published by: University of Adelaide My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Free online from the University of Adelaide Content Warning: Anti-Romani bias, orientalist othering, pro-colonial discourse, use of racial slurs "Virginia Woolf’s Orlando ‘The longest and most charming love letter in literature’, playfully constructs the… Continue reading Review | Orlando by Virginia Woolf

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Review | Naked Earth by Eileen Chang

Title: Naked Earth Author: Eileen Chang (translated by author) Published by: NYRB Classics My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public library Content warning: Murder, state brutality (physical and mental), forced imprisonment, sexual harassment, death (by illegal abortion complications) "After leaving the Mainland for Hong Kong in 1952, Eileen Chang was… Continue reading Review | Naked Earth by Eileen Chang

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Introducing Lady Classics: An Intersectional Reading Series

I've been wanting to to this challenge for a long time. Sometime last summer there'd been a discussion about the definition of a 'classic' and the creation of canon in one of my classes. This is not a new discussion and is one I've had many times in multiple classes over the course of my… Continue reading Introducing Lady Classics: An Intersectional Reading Series

Lady Classics · r/fantasy Bingo 2016 · Review

Review | Half a Lifelong Romance by Eileen Chang

Title: Half a Lifelong Romance Author: Eileen Chang Translator: Karen S. Kingsbury Published by: Anchor Where I got the book: Public Library My rating: 4 out of 5 stars One day on a book shop adventure I saw Half a Lifelong Romance and instantly fell in love. I love discovering new authors, translated fiction and the simplicity of… Continue reading Review | Half a Lifelong Romance by Eileen Chang