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>> No. 6963 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 7:43 pm
6963 Books by women
It's dawned on me that, other than a novel written by a former work colleague, I haven't read a book written by a woman in over a decade. This hasn't been a conscious decision, it's just that the books I've tended to gravitate towards happen to have been written by men. However I feel I should make a conscious effort to read some, even if it's just to gain a different perspective on things.

Where should I start? Virginia Woolf? Jane Austen? Fleur Jaeggy? Dorothy Parker? Arundhati Roy? Olga Tokarczuk? Stella Gibbons?
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>> No. 6964 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 8:25 pm
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There are a lot of female scifi/fantasy authors and I've read their stuff without even realising the were a woman. Are you looking for novels about women from a female perspective? If so, fair enough, but otherwise you shouldn't be able to discern the gender of a fiction writer from their work, or they are probably a bit shit.
>> No. 6965 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 9:25 pm
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depends what sort of thing you're into reading

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>> No. 6966 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 10:19 pm
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I'm exactly the same to be honest. But my favourite book is still Under the Net by Iris Murdoch.
>> No. 6967 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 10:53 pm
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It was more books where you wouldn't be able to tell the gender of the author, although I've heard with the likes of Woolf you're much better reading her essays than her novels.
>> No. 6968 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 11:10 pm
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Enid Blyton.
>> No. 6969 Anonymous
15th April 2019
Monday 12:08 am
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Three great late twentieth century female writers: Muriel Spark the very quirky borderline insane Catholic convert, Kathy Acker the patron saint of all bad girls and adventuresses, Andrea Dworkin the intolerant anti-porn feminist who could put a sentence together like no-one else in the world whatever you may think of her views.

And I'd say the Bronte sisters are the absolute cornerstones of femaile literature, and all three of them are very much worth reading and surprisingly different in style and viewpoint.
>> No. 6970 Anonymous
15th April 2019
Monday 12:50 am
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Have you heard of a writer called J.K Rowling? She seems to be quite popular and is very cutting edge, she even releases errata’s to her books via twitter.

>Jane Austen

I never thought I would like Jane Austen purely based on the topics but there is a cynical sense of humour in her work I find wonderful. Plus you can read versions of her books with added monsters for the easily bored.
>> No. 6971 Anonymous
15th April 2019
Monday 12:52 am
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>> No. 6979 Anonymous
29th April 2019
Monday 2:08 am
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If you're into genre fiction, Ann Leckie (Ancillary Justice etc) and N.K Jemisen (probably mispelt her name, but it's close to that) are both very good.

For some kinder, softer, sci-fi have a look at Becky Chambers, starting with 'A long way to a small, angry, planet'
>> No. 6980 Anonymous
29th April 2019
Monday 7:11 am
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Read Defiance and Gold In The Furnace by Savitri Devi.

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