Woman of the week:

Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood


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Woman of the week:

Renée Vivien

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Renée Vivien


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Woman of the week:

Dorothea und Christa-Maria Schneider

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Woman of the week:

Marjane Satrapi

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Marjane Satrapi


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Woman of the week:

Marianne Breslauer Feilchenfeldt

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Marianne Breslauer Feilchenfeldt, Selbstporträt


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Woman of the week:

George Eliot

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born on November 22, 1819 in Arbury, Warwickshire
died on December 22, 1880 in London

English novelist
130th anniversary of death on 22 December 2010


The great realist George Eliot, one of the most important writers of the 19th century, published Scenes of Clerical Life, which is the ‘“prelude” to the seven novels for which she is famous, relatively late in life at the age of 38. Thereafter, however, she wasted no time and in three years (1859-61) published three novels that are considered world class literature: Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, and Silas Marner. Her audience loved her mix of humour, wisdom and empathy; these novels sold very well, as did her later novels Felix Holt, Romola, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda. George …

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Woman of the week:

Mechthild von Hackeborn

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Mechthild von Hackeborn


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