Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bits and Pieces

On a PBS show, learned of Erzebet Bridge in Budapest. For literary comparisons between the life of Erzebet and an earlier predecessor, Joan or Jehanne d'Arc, read Thomas Keneally's Dutiful Daughter. My goofed up hand and spelling notwithstanding, note he is also the author of Schindler's list. Intelligent women are put down, and must be witches. Also of note, Virginia Woolf's essay, "Professions for Women," and her friend's book on Joan, by Vita Sackville-West. If we are smart and ric, we must be crazy or supernatural. Sorry, a bitchy, femenist slip, and, really, I'm not! :) Hope to note more about Erzebet memorabilia.
My little doll of Boadicea is made by my friend Debbie Ritter, of Unique Designs, find her on ETSY.com. Deb, would you do Erzebet? While we are at it, read Jean Rys' Wide Sargasso Sea, the Jane Eyre story from Bertha Antoinette Mason's perspective.

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