Muldoon is the youngest of a group of poets from Northern Ireland, including Heaney and Michael Longley, centred around Queen’s University in Belfast, who gained prominence in the 1970s. He delivered a tribute to Heaney at the Nobel prize winner’s funeral in Dublin in 2013. … [Read more...] about Paul Muldoon wins Queen’s gold medal for poetry 2017
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Lara Feigel is the author of Free Woman: Life, Liberation and Doris Lessing The men I immediately think of who write women well are Tolstoy and Henry James. Anna Karenina and Isabel Archer in The Portrait of a Lady are both female characters who have taken on the status of real women, in my mind, and it’s worth spending time with them if you haven’t already. If you find Isabel Archer compelling, then the great news is that John Banville has given her another lease of life in Mrs Osmond, and she’s as alive as ever, because he’s another male novelist who writes women brilliantly, though his narrators are usually male. … [Read more...] about Book clinic: which male authors excel at writing female characters?
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