Last week, Emily posted a video in which she spoke about the role of consolation (and neglect) in the friendship of George Eliot and Harriet Beecher Stowe.
In my video, I’ve chosen to reflect on the dynamic between kindness and cruelty in the relationship between Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf.
These are topics we’ll be returning to in greater detail during our lunchtime lecture on December 3rd at New York University – London. We’ll provide more details nearer the time but we do hope that some of you can make it.
In last week’s post on Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Mary Russell Mitford, Emma and I set ourselves the challenge to reflect on the role of consolation in other literary friendships that we have profiled on Something Rhymed.
We’ve decided to do something a bit different this month and post our responses by video instead. This week, I talk about consolation – and an instance of the lack of it – in the friendship of George Eliot and Harriet Beecher Stowe.