Friday, March 14, 2008

Michael Field

Why the name Michael Field. It was the only way two women who were madly in love could publish their work. Its not often we see two lesbian women writing poems together about their love interest and how they felt about each other. During ancient Greek times it would have been see as ok for these two women to express themselves how ever they felt. In today’s society it is not as easily accepted because of social norms that have been constructed through out our past. I would have to do some research to find out exactly what the social norms were during the time that Katherine and Edith were writing these poems. Both of the poems are written in my interpretation from a male to a female. If one was to read both “A Girl” and “My Darling” before reading a biography about Michael Field it would be hard to figure out.

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