Tag: Biography

Literature

A Very Short Biography of George Sand

The interesting life of a pioneering French writer ‘George’ was the pseudonym of choice for nineteenth-century women writers: George Eliot (Marian Evans), George Egerton (Mary Chavelita Dunne). But these women were following an unconventional French writer in choosing to Georgify themselves for publication. In this post, we offer a very […]

Literature

A Very Short Biography of Isabella Whitney

The mysterious life of an early English woman poet Isabella Whitney is not a familiar name to many readers of poetry, and in many ways this is hardly surprising. But here at Interesting Literature we like to keep one eye out for the curious but overlooked, the obscure but interesting […]

Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about Sappho

Interesting trivia about the original ‘Lesbian poet’ 1. Sappho has been credited with inventing the plectrum. An Athenian vase dating from the sixth century BC shows Sappho holding a lyre, which she is plucking with a small device that is recognisable as the forerunner to the modern plectrum. Did she […]