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First Look at the T S Eliot – Emily Hale Letters (podcast)

In what one scholar called “the literary event of the decade,” on 2 January 2020, Princeton University Library opened up more than 1,100 letters that the Nobel-Prize-winning poet T.S. Eliot wrote over the course of three decades to an American speech professor and amateur actress named Emily Hale. The day became even more newsworthy

By |2020-08-29T12:43:52-05:00January 14th, 2020|Berkshire Blog, Berkshire Bookworld, Podcasts|0 Comments

Women’s Paths to Power & Recognition in Life & Literature

The New York Times published a list today of 15 overlooked women, and I was glad to see that the first, Ida B. Wells, is someone we included in Women and Leadership: History, Concepts, and Case Studies (Goethals & Hoyt 2017), and the third, Qiu Jin, in the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China. The second in the list is poet Sylvia Plath, whose story comes

By |2018-03-08T10:45:23-05:00March 8th, 2018|Berkshire Blog, News|0 Comments

Telling Our Stories, Writing Our Lives

I have a new sympathy for the historians I’ve worked with over the years, people who spend their time in archives and agonize over footnotes. They want to get the facts right, and I can now see that our easy acceptance of anecdotal information as historical fact is troubling. Was Valerie Eliot, as she claimed, on the school playing field when a German plane flew over in 1943?

By |2020-01-04T11:21:38-05:00November 12th, 2016|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments
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