Friday, March 04, 2011

New favourite book

The Blazing World.

Great title, for a start. Sounds like some new literary fiction, doesn't it? 

But in fact it's by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (born 1623, died 1673): infamous Restoration poet, philosopher, playwright, orator and all-round hellhound.

Bless her little cotton toga.

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