Cohn, Ruby. Back to Beckett. Princeton University Press, 1973.
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|Anthologization||Anna Maria van Schurman|
|Cultural formation||Mary Astell|
|Cultural formation||Elizabeth Thomas||
She was a Cartesian in philosophy, and an Anglican in religion (though the influence of her Dissenting grandmother caused her an attack of doctrinal panic over predestination at the age of fifteen). She says she...
|Education||C. E. Plumptre|
She continued throughout her life to expand her educational horizons, especially in the same areas of philosophy and theology. She made a special study of René Descartes , and when John Norris introduced her to...
|Friends, Associates||Margaret Cavendish|
|Friends, Associates||Anne Conway|
|Friends, Associates||Anna Maria van Schurman|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Anne Conway|
|Literary responses||Samuel Beckett|
The late-teenage MS (still known as Mary) published her first essay in the fifth number of the Cheltenham Ladies College Magazine: it was on Descartes .
Raitt, Suzanne. May Sinclair: A Modern Victorian. Clarendon Press, 2000.
|Textual Features||Mona Caird||
The protagonist of this novel, Victoria Sedley, has early thoughts about her status as a separate self, which critic Patricia Murphy calls Cartes ian, but she later grows up into the confines of a woman's...
|Textual Features||Elizabeth Carter||
One of her best-known poems today is A Dialogue between the Body and the Mind. These entities (often body and soul) had long been popular in dialogue, especially post-Cartesian times: used both for straight...
|Textual Features||Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette||
The novel deals both with personal and with public (political) events. Its plot features an adulterous love heroically renounced at great personal cost. The protagonist confesses to her husband that she loves the duc de...
|Textual Features||Mary Astell||
A Serious Proposal, part one, is the work where Astell proposes the setting up of female communities where single women could lead studious and religious lives unless or until they might wish to marry...