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Sigrun Hodne I love(d) Harriet Burden!
Deedee374 I do think that The Blazing World undermines feminism, but it's not because Harriet is an unlikeable person who goes to a psychiatrist. It's because I found her to be such a formulaic, two-dimensional woman who defines herself completely by men. Strip away all the intellectual references and affectations Harriet cloaks herself in, and she's a little girl whose daddy didn't want her & whose husband was emotionally unavailable. I expected more subtlety than this book delivered.

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