The Fierce, Independent, Imaginative Women Of Novelist Claire Messud

Messud’s protagonists, “unusually for women in fiction, tend not to be wives or mothers. More often they’re figures who might be considered unpalatable, unattractive or — indeed — angry. Her work quietly seethes at the idea that a woman needs to be ‘likable’ — or that a man should be the judge of her likability.”

Article source here:The Arts Journal

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