By Carolyn Smart
Hooked is a gorgeous new selection of seven poems approximately seven recognized or notorious ladies: Myra Hindley, harmony Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Carson McCullers, Jane Bowles, and Elizabeth shrewdpermanent. every one of those girls used to be addicted to, and her existence contorted by way of, an habit or obsession. the following we have now seven adaptations at the insoluble conundrum of sexuality – each one in a remarkably designated, actual voice.
Carolyn shrewdpermanent brilliantly recreates seven lives of serious color. those girls, all born prior to the tip of global struggle II, fight to discover – or get away – their roles in a society adversarial to lady intelligence and ambition. listed below are the agonies of the half-lived existence; skills and voices which are misplaced or move off course in seven alternative ways, at a time sooner than the larger freedoms that Feminism delivered to the Western global. no matter if those girls have creative luck or now not they're, in those brilliant poems, devastatingly articulate approximately their tricky lives.
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