The Lost Girls
A literary memoir conjures modernism’s forgotten women
“I am beginning to realize that taking the self out of our essays is a form of repression,” Kate Zambreno writes in Heroines. “Taking the self out feels like obeying a gag order—pretending an objectivity where there is nothing objective about the experience of confronting and engaging with and swooning over literature.”
To defy that gag order, presumably in place and unchallenged at least since the dawn of the New
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