Marina Warner, 20 August 1992
Show More Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love by Howard Bloch.
Chicago, 308 pp., £14.95, February 1992, 0 226 05973 1Show More
Women of the Renaissance by Margaret King.
Chicago, 328 pp., £13.50, December 1991, 0 226 43618 7Show More
The Lady as Saint: A Collection of French Hagiographical Romances of the 13th Century by Brigitte Cazelles.
Pennsylvania, 320 pp., £35, November 1991, 9780812230994Show More
Heavenly Supper: The Story of Maria Janis by Fulvio Tomizza, translated by Anne JacobsonShutte.
Chicago, 184 pp., £19.95, December 1991, 0 226 80789 4Show More
Oppositional Voices: Women as Writers and Translators of Literature in the English Renaissance by Tina Krontiris.
Routledge, 192 pp., £25, April 1992, 0 415 06329 9Show More
“... If SS Jerome or Ambrose or Augustine or any of the grim Fathers had been watching television in spring this year, they wouldn’t have had much trouble seeing Marlene Dietrich for what she was. Those lids, those lips, that pillowy mink, those sidelong glances, those shimmering legs and – above all – that voice, would have rendered her lightly accented modern English as plain as the Latin of the Mass to the patriarchs and their friends and forerunners in the penitential Thebaid ...”