THE FUTURE IS FEMALE · 10. October 2019
I have always worked to earn a living for myself and my children. So far, nothing extraordinary. I have a physically exhausting job, which requires carrying a lot of weight at arm's length. Arthrosis is present in all my joints. For 15 years, it has found my body very welcoming! I feel like a rusty iron robot. Six years ago, when I started writing the novels that had always invaded my head, I had to write them at night, on Sunday afternoons after work, and every hour I could pick up here and...
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE · 10. October 2019
Dorothy Bussy, Olivia
I read Olivia, by Olivia in its very first 1949 edition. I made researches to know who Olivia could be and I found: Dorothy Bussy (1865-1960), English, published three works, only one of them was a novel: Olivia in 1949. She has it published under the pseudonym Olivia. In my 1949 edition, the name Dorothy Bussy is not even mentioned.
BOOK REVIEW · 21. September 2019
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South, Gabrielle Dubois
What is a novel? It's Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South! How to review such a book? There are so many things in this novel! Come on, let's try! I read by marking with small yellow post-it notes the interesting, poetic, humorous, beautifully thought out or positive passages. How can I put this to you? You can't see the edge of the pages anymore, it's nothing but yellow post-it notes! So I'm going to give you my thoughts in bulk!
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE · 16. September 2019
In the previous century, in the previous millennium, in the 1970s, when I was a child, there was only one television, only one screen at home. Please excuse this clarification. It may be necessary for eighteen and twenty year olds like my children who believe that the Internet, computers, smart phones, screens of all kinds have always existed and have always been a common and family use! So we had only one television to which access, in my family, was very strictly regulated. I had been allowed...
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE · 30. August 2019
I started this book without knowing what it was about, and very little commitment to read it because of the cover: a painting by Meredith Frampton, Portrait of a young Woman
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE · 26. August 2019
Colonne de la Victoire berlin
In August, I spent one week in Berlin and Potsdam, Germany, with my family. During this stay rich in historical and cultural visits, moments of relaxation and surprises, I of course found time to read. I read Call me Woman, by Ellen Kuzwayo (1914-2006).
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE · 23. August 2019
Ellen Kuzwayo, Call me Woman
"Cholofelo ga e tlhabise ditlhong." "There is no shame in hoping." Ellen Kuzwayo, a black South African woman, was born in 1914 and died in 2006 in South Africa. All her life, she worked and asked for the women of her country (and the men): Rights for black women equal to those of black men and white women and men, School for little girls, Access to any higher education, Access to any professions, Decent hygiene, etc... Raised in the Christian religion, she was a believer and derived her...
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE · 04. August 2019
A Tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
It's the best book I've read this year! Warning ! Male novelists, proclaimed best novelists of all time by male critics, named in the top 10 or 20 of the best novelists, you can't match a novel like Betty Smith's A Tree grows in Brooklyn, an extraordinary story of extraordinary women from a Brooklyn family!
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE · 29. July 2019
Are women beautiful enough
I'm not going to the beach this summer. I never go to the beach in summer. I don't like it, for all the reasons that make those who go there like it: the burning sun, the sand in the sandwich, the cold water, the icecream melting on your fingers, the vacationers in bathing suits, the towels on which you torture yourself to painfully read your book and, biggest nonsense: exposing a sticky sunscreen skin to the sun instead of laying in the fresh shade of a tree! I like the beach in winter, under...
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE · 14. July 2019
Wollstonecraft, Gabrielle Dubois author historical fiction
I had a little trouble getting into these Scandinavian letters that didn't take me away at first sight and I understood why in letter XX: Mary Wollstonecraft lacks the freedom and humour of a Gautier Theophile or nan Alexandre Dumas when they were writing their own travel stories. This may be due to the nature of MW, but it is also due to the fact that she is a woman

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