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After Shakespeare …

Twilight of the idols

When we dead awaken …

‘We know more than Jane Austen or Shakespeare knew: more than Jane Austen because our lives are more complex, more than Shakespeare because we know more about the lives of women …’

(Source: Adrienne Rich, 1972)

Footnote: The quote is taken from “When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision” an essay originally published in the autumn of 1972 by the American feminist, poet, teacher, and writer Adrienne Rich (1929-2012).

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