Edouard Manet, “Olympia”/ Beyonce, “Check On It”
Two giants of the feminist movement, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, have been named winners of the 2013 lifetime achievement award from the National Book Critics Circle. Their books, particularly The Madwoman in the Attic (1979) and The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women (1985), changed the shape of literary criticism and influenced generations of students and scholars.
Read Ron Charles’ full writeup at the Washington Post.
It sounded as if the streets were running,
And then the streets stood still.
Eclipse was all we could see at the window,
And awe was all we could feel.
By and by the boldest stole out of his covert,
To see if time was there.
Nature was in her beryl apron,
Mixing fresher air.