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George Eliot on Mourning the Past

I was introduced in the 60s by an effervescent muse, Mary Anne, first wife, to George Eliot whose real name was Mary Anne Evans. No, as a female, she could not write under her femalish name. I learnt then about what it meant to be a female or to be the Outsider, in the White Male Anglo dominated intellectual and social environment.Even more, as I read and re-read George Eliot, Letters, 1848,&n...

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  1. Subhash Agrawal

    This is stoicism at its best - a delicate combination of reflection & longing. Like the last lingering drops of a very fine and well-aged wine. Well framed, Rakesh !