How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading too Much (Vintage Original)
Publish date: 2015-02-03
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Literary Criticism
, Books About Books
, Biography Memoir
This book is part memoir part literary critique, and over all I found it really interesting despite not having read the vast majority of the books discussed. Samantha Ellis goes on a mission to reassess her childhood heroines and books that she loved. I found Ellis' life to be really interesting ...
I absolutely loved this book. Part memoir, part literary analysis. Part self-help book, part writing guide. This book has a little bit of everything. Ellis journeys back in time and rereads some of her favorite heroines as an adult and analyses them in a feminist light. Connecting these to her own l...
I loved the idea of a woman exploring the concept of being a heroine through the lens of reading. All the names we know: Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Eyre, Scarlett O'Hara, etc. (there are others discussed throughout the chapters). What did it mean for these characters and their authors. How has the Ellis...
Those who don’t enjoy reading may assume it’s a solitary activity, and they’d be partly correct because page turning (physical or virtual) is usually done alone. But we literature lovers crave community as much as any social animal. It’s why we join book clubs and haunt web sites like GoodReads, Boo...
Thank you to Knopf Doubleday for providing me with an advance digital copy of this book! I've never been so intrigued and entertained by literary criticism. This book was like a trip down Nostalgia Lane, re-meeting my childhood heroines and stories, and I loved sharing Ellis' connections and memor...
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