Tuesday, April 29, 2008

virago

Why are Virago paperbacks green? -- just one of the many questions answered in this short memoir by Carmen Callil, the founder of Virago. Above all, I found it intriguing to be reminded how revolutionary the idea of rescuing women writers from obscurity was at the time -- it has so quickly become something we take completely for granted. "Green" authors on our shelves include Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Atwood, Willa Cather, Janet Frame ...

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