By Carolyn Smart
Hooked is a beautiful new choice of seven poems approximately seven recognized or notorious girls: Myra Hindley, team spirit Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Carson McCullers, Jane Bowles, and Elizabeth shrewdpermanent. each one of those girls was once addicted to, and her lifestyles contorted via, an habit or obsession. right here we've got seven diversifications at the insoluble conundrum of sexuality – each one in a remarkably detailed, real voice.
Carolyn clever brilliantly recreates seven lives of significant color. those girls, all born sooner than the top of global conflict II, fight to discover – or break out – their roles in a society adverse to girl intelligence and ambition. listed below are the agonies of the half-lived lifestyles; skills and voices which are misplaced or pass off target in seven other ways, at a time ahead of the higher freedoms that Feminism delivered to the Western international. no matter if those ladies have creative good fortune or now not they're, in those outstanding poems, devastatingly articulate approximately their tough lives.
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