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March 24, 2010

Women's writing is going to remake our literature

“We’re going to change what we think of as literature, to a certain extent, in order for women to be fully felt, I think, in our writing. We have wonderful woman writers… who are bringing us their experience. And their work is an oeuvre; it has a different shape to it, and it’s not going to fit with the old formula of novels. Women’s writing is going to remake our literature and make it whole, I think.” –Carol Shields, “Ideas of Goodness” (from Random Illuminations by Eleanor Wachtel).

4 thoughts on “Women's writing is going to remake our literature”

  1. This is one of my favourite parts of this collection. ::sighes:: And now I find myself wanting to reread Unless.

  2. Kerry says:

    Oh, rereading Unless is one of my favourite pastimes. Thank goodness if Carol Shields’ body of work had to be finite, it is infinitely rereadable.

  3. Julia says:

    I’m totally with you on Carol Shields. I find myself rereading The Republic of Love at least once a year. I keep wishing I could wake up one day and read a Carol Shields book for the first time again… Oh, I started a blog and linked yours to mine 🙂

    1. Kerry says:

      I love your blog, Julia! Will post a link to it soon.

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