Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928) was the most famous female classicist of her day, and perhaps of any day. Mary Beard, a Cambridge don and author of the best Harrison biography now available, has even called her the first female “career academic.” She was also Hope Mirrlees’ tutor at Newnham College and later Mirrlees’ mentor, living [...]
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Hope Mirrlees’ two most visible and prolific living champions, Michael Swanwick and Neil Gaiman, have very graciously sent their readers this way last night and this morning. Mr. Swanwick has written a short biography of Mirrlees, Hope-in-the-Mist, that collects more information about her than any other public source to date and which includes an extended [...]
Hope Mirrlees wrote a novel that has influenced many of the best writers of modern fantastic and speculative fiction, and one long poem that rightfully stands alongside classic examples of Modernist and experimental poetry of the early 20th century. She also wrote quite a bit of other stuff, collaborated with the most famous female classicist [...]