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Poems Between Women: Four Centuries of Love, Romantic Friendship, and Desire

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The collection Poems Between Women explores many facets of female-female relationships in poems not only about love or affection between or inspired by women but also about the moments that complicate and call into question the nature of sexuality and intimacy between women. Including women married and single, young and old, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual, the antholo ...more
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Published March 19th 1999 by Columbia University Press
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Feb 13, 2013 Beans rated it liked it
I love the concept if this anthology, but it turns out that I am wholly uninterested in pre-20th century poetry.
Hana Bouziane
Apr 24, 2016 Hana Bouziane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Sarah Ponsonby
(IRELAND AND WALES, I755-1831)

Song
By vulgar Eros long misled,
I call'd thee Tyrant, mighty Love!
With idle fear my fancy fled
Nor e'en thy pleasures wish'd to prove.
Condemn'd at length to wear thy chains,
Trembling I felt and ow'd thy might;
But soon I found my fears were vain,
Soon hugged my chain, and found it light.
(wr. 1789, pub. 1930)


Margaretta Faugeres
(USA, I77I-I80I)


Friendship
Friendship! I hate thy name — my rankled heart,
Forever wounded by thy treacherous hand,
Bleeding afresh def
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Paula
Feb 23, 2008 Paula rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read poems I've already read in a new light, and I discovered poems that I never knew existed. This collection surprised me; I liked many, many of the poems (especially the ones that really do seem to be about friendship rather than "friendship").
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I never developed an appreciation for 17th-18th century poetry, and I doubt that will ever happen tbh.
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Dec 29, 2016 epiphenomenalism rated it it was ok
Unfortunately most of the poems are very bland. Some commentary could have improved the situation, but there is no commentary.
Michelle Hoogterp
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Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I couldn't finish this. It's not that it wasn't interesting or good but it simply wasn't what I was looking for. I get weary pretty quickly of rhyme schemes, too.
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Emma is the youngest of eight children of Frances and Denis Donoghue. She attended Catholic convent schools in Dublin, apart from one year in New York at the age of ten. In 1990 she earned a first-class honours BA in English and French from University College Dublin, and in 1997 a PhD (on the concept of friendship between men and women in eighteenth-century English fiction) from the University of ...more
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